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Cold feet 'top grumble'

29 January 2016

New research conducted by footwear brand Dr. Martens, reveals that cold feet are the biggest bugbear amongst tradesmen and women working outdoors.

Despite wearing safety footwear, 65 per cent of tradespeople surveyed cited cold feet as their top problem, with wet feet (40 per cent) and bacterial infections such as athlete’s foot amongst the other nasties thought to be the worst side effects for those exposed to the elements. 

Of the 420 tradesmen and women surveyed working in industries such as construction, logistics and heavy manufacturing, half spend at least 50 per cent of their time working outdoors. 

Jon Marchant, global category manager at Airwair International - Dr. Martens, said: “To keep safe, warm and dry when outdoors, industrial workers should really invest in quality protective footwear. You should always check first that they meet current EN and ISO safety standards and then look for features that are going to help keep your feet warm and comfortable in the tough conditions you may be working in.”

Designed to safeguard outdoor workers, Dr. Martens has launched a fully waterproof collection in three styles; TURBINE ST, SURGE ST and TORRENT ST.

Particularly suitable for outdoor workers enduring prolonged exposure to the cold weather, the TORRENT ST is a fully waterproof, insulated, non-metallic, safety boot featuring, antistatic properties, composite safety toe cap and Smartmask puncture resistant midsole.

The fully waterproof, non-metallic TURBINE ST safety rigger boot and SURGE ST safety boot also feature antistatic properties, composite safety toe cap and Smartmask puncture resistant midsole. These full S3 specification boots also have a Smartmask PU cushioned footbed and additional toe protection.