The safety boots that road construction laborers use, commonly known as asphalt boots, come in all sorts, colors and types. They can be luxurious with comfortable sole bases and soft side linings, they can be crudely built just to serve the raw purpose that they are needed for i.e. defense against the heat of molten tarmac. Let us take a look at the different categories of safety boots that are commonly seen in the market.
Preliminary Asphalt Boots
We may want to start with the most basic forms of asphalt boots that street pavers use. These are simply built, impervious and rudimentary. Generally the smaller companies who don’t have the ability to afford the expenses of better quality asphalt boots are the ones who provide their workers with these kinds of shoes. The prime incentive of these companies behind buying its employees these boots is not to ensure their well being and safety, but because the workers of today directly refuse to work on the roads over the blistering heat of liquid pitch.
These boots have thin outer layers of felt that are designed to reflect the heat that the bottoms of the shoes encounter. These lines are of the most basic technology, with no sophisticated additive to ensure enhanced service and continued viability. Such safety boots have no safety of themselves in the first place. Within a few weeks of usage, the felt lings start to wear because their lining is very thin. And because of their thin lining, no matter how carefully the poor laborer uses it, it is bound to give away and the event will take place rather sooner than later.
Intermediary Asphalt Boots
Let us move on and walk in to the lands where better feet tread wearing better shoes. Yes we are talking about the solvent class of the economic society. The more established companies with better coordinated policies and a further vision in to the hems of sensitivity about their workers are the ones who provide their asphalt pavers with such boots. These boots have more advanced technologies incorporated in their building and set up, providing them with stronger defense against molten blacktop and the heat emanating from it.
Firstly, the linings of insulation around these boots are quite thick, with safety designs targeted to make them last for longer periods of time. Besides thickness, the layers of insulation are more sophisticated and less prone to damages caused by extreme heat and temperature. Even if there is any kind of harm done to the boot by unexpected reasons or events, such as accidents and other stuffs, the boots will still retain usability for a certain level of time.
Ultimate Asphalt Boots
The large multinational franchises that build the main streets of major cities of developed countries provide their workers with these asphalt boots. These actually add a new dimension to the array of asphalt boots. Not only are these strongly fortified against all kinds of temperature and heat related damages, but they are also comfortable and cozy. If you are wearing one such boot yourself, you will never even know that you are not wearing any normal shoe, but a safety shoe designed to protect your feet against the environment.