What is the purpose of the sole

The most important features of a good outdoor sole

If you work on construction sites, in gardening and landscaping or as a forest worker, then you know it: In the outdoor work area, the floors are often slippery or uneven. Therefore, slip-resistant soles are useful outdoors - as well as on the smooth industrial floors indoors. Ultimately, it comes down to stabilization, preventing slipping and twisting on unsafe surfaces and weather resistance. The profile of the outsole plays a major role here.

Why is the texture of the sole important? It creates the connection between your body and the ground on which you are traveling. Those who do not have secure contact with the ground in their shoes when working, often unconsciously move tense, because they constantly want to prevent the threat of stumbling, twisting and slipping. In this way, the musculoskeletal system is improperly stressed. And that can have consequences that begin as foot pain, can also be felt in the knee and hip joints and can affect the spine. Even neck tension and headaches often originate in the foot area.

Good outdoor soles usually have a certain tread depth: a coarse tread with 3.5 (as in some of our Safety Grip models), 4.5 or even 6 millimeters (as in some of our Specials series) significantly reduces the risk slipping on wet or frozen ground. It also offers more safety when walking over rubble, scree or on muddy, loamy ground.