Oxide 2 is a men's anti-static safety work boot that prevents the build-up of static electricity within your body by dissipating it through the sole.
The heavy-duty side zip allows for ease of access whilst the high-quality full-grain leather offers a water-resistant upper.
Engineered with a premium dual-density polyurethane midsole, the outside layer is firm for abrasion resistance whilst the inside is super-soft to make it our most cushioned work boot yet.
The Oxide also features an SRC rated slip-resistant outsole.
The Oxide boot complies with:
Australian and New Zealand Safety Footwear Standard
Benefit: Static electricity finds ground through the boots. The purpose being to prevent build up of enough static electricity to cause a spark.
What is it: Australian Standards 2210.3:2009 Additional Classification. Antistatic Footwear. After conditioning in a dry and wet atmosphere, the electrical resistance is above 100kΩ and less than or equal to 1000kΩ.
Where is it: Through the sole and insole of the boot.
Benefit: Temperature insulation for your feet when working in cold environments.
What is it: Australian Standards 2210.3:2009 Additional Classification. Insulation of Sole Against Cold. Inside of shoe is insulated against cold when put in a cold box at minus 17ºC for 30 minutes.
Where is it: Whole shoe
Benefit: Superior shock absorption under the heel. See 'Cushioning' below for more details.
What is it: Australian Standards 2210.3:2009 Additional Classification. Energy Absorption of Seat Region. Passes the test for shock absorption under the heel.
Where is it: Under the heel
Benefit: Temperature insulation for your feet when working in hot environments.
What is it: Australian Standards 2210.3:2009 Additional Classification. Insulation of Sole Against Heat. Inside of shoe is insulated against heat when put in a sandbath at approximately 150C.
Where is it: Whole shoe
Benefit: Ideal for people occasionally stepping on hot surfaces/objects while working.
What is it: Australian Standards 2210.3:2009 Additional Classification. Resistance to Hot Contact. Outsole does not melt, char, crack or craze when coming in contact with 300ºC surface for one minute.
Where is it: Outsole
Benefit: Provides sufficient slip resistance to prevent a fall when working on a low friction surface such as oil spilled on metal, or on soapy wet tiles. This is the highest level of slip resistance.
What is it: Australian Standards 2210.3:2019 Additional Classification. Glycerol (oil) on steel floor test. Slip resistance coefficient only heel contact is > 0.13, and slip resistance coefficient with whole shoe flat contact is > 0.18. SLS (soapy water) solution on ceramic tile test. Slip resistance coefficient only heel contact is > 0.28, and slip resistance coefficient with whole shoe flat contact is > 0.32. Slip Resistant with Oil on Metal, and with Water on Tiles.
Where is it: Outsole
Benefit: Protects toes by providing a minimum clearance when something runs over them.
What is it: Australian Standards 2210.3:2009 Standard. Compression test where a 15kN force is gradually applied to the toe, tested by an independent and authorised laboratory and then certified by SAI Global.
Where is it: Toe
Benefit: Protects toes by providing a minimum clearance when a large object falls on it.
What is it: Australian Standards 2210.3:2009 Standard. Tested with a drop strike test machine with a 200 Joule force by an independent and authorised laboratory and then certified by SAI Global. Note that the Australian standard is higher than the US standard.
Where is it: Toe
Benefit: Oil and abrasion resistant
What is it: Specially formulated vulcanized rubber, custom shaped with a tread pattern
Where is it: On the bottom of the shoe where it contacts the ground.
Benefit: Arch support insole with increased arch support and more cushioning. Longer lasting than other insole materials. Removable, and so able to be replaced with orthotics if needed.
What is it: Polyurethane sponge formed to cup around the heel and under the arch (thicker under the arch than our normal arch support insole providing more support).
Where is it: Inside the shoe, directly under the foot.
Benefit: Provides great energy return over a long period, so that the spring stays in your step no matter how far you walk or run.
What is it: Bouncy elastic sponge material.
Where is it: Mostly used in the midsole (for a limited number of styles), or the insole.
Benefit: High shock absorption, low compression (long lasting cushioning)
What is it: Specially formulated foam material by PORON.
Where is it: Placed directly under the insole inside the shoe in high impact areas in the forefoot and the heel.
Benefit: Provides and excellent balance of shock absorption (cushioning) and energy return (rebound). These cushioning and rebound properties are longer lasting than other cushioning foams.
What is it: Polyurethane sponge.
Where is it: The midsole of the shoe, which is the part under the foot, between the outsole and the upper.
Benefit: Supports the arch area of the foot (midfoot), and reduces stress on the ligaments that often cause fatigue and pain.
What is it: Hard, moulded thermoplastic (TPU or Nylon) or hardened rubber.
Where is it: Midfoot region of the outsole of the shoe.
Benefit: Restricts harmful over-pronation (foot rolling inwards and arch collapsing). On stability trainers, it also provides lateral stability (restricts ankle roll) in typical side-to-side motion dynamics in court and grass sports.
What is it: A firmer density midsole foam.
Where is it: Over-Pronation restricting dual density is on the medial part of the midsole of the shoe. Lateral support dual density extends from the medial arch, right around the heel to the lateral side of the midsole of the shoe.
Benefit: Supports the ankle and holds the heel firmly in place, providing excellent stability when the foot first strikes the ground. A firm heel counter is essential for fundamental support and stability.
What is it: Rigid plastic material that is shaped to match the contours of your heel.
Where is it: Inside the upper part of the shoe, surrounding the back and sides of the heel.
Benefit: 200 Joule impact & compression protection. Lighter than steel and provides superior insulation properties. Airport friendly.
What is it: Epoxy fibreglass. Complies with all the Australian standards for Type 1 impact resistance and compression resistance (AS/NZS 2210.3:2009).
Benefit: Wicks sweat away from the foot, and its anti-bacterial properties control odour inside the shoe.
What is it: Specially treated textile lining (patented technology by DRILEX).
Where is it: Inside the upper of the shoe. The lining is the part of the upper that is closest to the foot.
Benefit: Hard wearing and breathable, becoming richer and deeper with wear, molding and adapting to your foot like no other material. Resistant to high temperatures, resistant to tearing, cracking, and peeling. It’s naturally insulating, but also breathable.
What is it: Natural full grain cow hide, tanned and dyed through with authentic techniques. This is the premium grade of leather.
Where is it: On the upper (top part)
Benefit: Prevents holes forming in the toe of the work boot from scuffing and exposing the safety cap. For tough work environments.
What is it: Moulded thermoplastic urethane cap over the top of the leather upper.
Where is it: Over the toe area of the upper of the boot.
Benefit: Quick on-off capability for ease of wear and removal in case of emergency. Lacing system still allows complete fit adjustability.
What is it: #10 gauge YKK zip with composite metal pull tab and duralon nylon anti-fouling zip teeth system
Where is it: Medial side of the shoe in the collar area