Safety Key, Feature Symbols and Technology

Safety Key

UKCA and EN ISO 20345:2011

Toe protection tested with 200J impact and 15kN compression force. Fuel Oil resistant outsole. (SB)

A      - Antistatic Electrical resistance between 100kΩ and 1000MΩ
P      - Penetration resistant outsole of 1100 Newtons
E      - Heel energy absorption 20 Joules
HRO  - Heat Resistant to 300°C for 60 seconds
SRC  - Anti slip tested on ceramic tile wetted with dilute soap solution and smooth steel with glycerol
WRU - Water resistant leather uppers
CI     - Cold Insulation Certified to -17°C (±2°C)
HI     - Heat Insulation certified to EN standard
AN     - 10J ankle impact protection
Shortcode Combinations:
S1           SB + A + E + Closed seat region
S2           As S1 + WRU
S3           As S2 + P + Cleated outsole
S5           As S3 except uppers are in rubber or all polymeric material
EN420 and EN388 covering protective glove construction, abrasion and blade cut resistance, tear strength and puncture resistance.

Goodyear Welted

Using a Goodyear Welted construction has a number of advantages. This construction is an extremely robust method of manufacture where a lockstitch sewn welt secures the upper to the inner sole.

  • The upper is carefully pulled over a wooden last to remove all stretch from the leather. Many vulcanised boots are not lasted. Lasting gives a better fit over the life of the boot.
  • Goodyear Welt innersoles are built into the boot, not slipped in afterwards.
  • Goodyear Welted boots have a natural cushion filler between the inner sole and outsole. This means greater comfort and fewer aches if you are on your feet a lot.
  • Goodyear Welted boots are built like quality dress shoes, allowing your feet to breathe.
  • Goodyear Welted boots can be re-soled.

We use this tough construction for the following Buckbootz styles:


Injection Moulded Construction

Injection Moulding, whilst a different construction technique to Goodyear Welted, keeps our footwear light yet extremely durable. Injection Moulded footwear is constructed using advanced rubber and PU injection, mould and clamping technology.

Our Buckshot range is Injection Moulded.


Leather Lined – ‘No Sweat’

When you want breathability as well as safety, you need a leather lined boot from Buckbootz. We use only real cowhide linings, offering natural comfort and a cool feel that man-made linings just can’t match. In fact, our leather linings exceed the European Water Vapour Permeability Test by a factor of three.

Full cowhide lined boots are available on the B425SM safety lace boot and B1300 non-safety dealer boot.



The No.1 Dealer Boot range now comes with a built in shoe horn for easy on/easy off, no heel ‘dig’ when driving/operating foot controls plus it helps keep full ankle support and close comfort fit for the lifetime of the boots.

We use 'Buckflex' in all of our safety dealer boot styles:

Plus it’s a key feature on our non-safety dealer boot styles too:



Cambrelle® is used across a number of Buckbootz styles.

Cambrelle® linings help keep feet cooler in summer and warmer in winter. It breathes, letting air in and moisture out. The lining works like a blotter, absorbing foot perspiration. It dries quickly, resists foot odour and mildew. It has the added benefit of being soft and cushion-like for added comfort yet durable and long wearing.



Neoprene® is used for our Buckbootz S5 Safety Wellington range and our non-safety Buckbootz.

Neoprene® resists degradation from sun, ozone and weather. It provides waterproofing, weight saving, insulation and is flexible. It has chemical, abrasion and oil resistance.