When deciding on the right pair of safety boots for your day-to-day activities, it’s important to understand the amount of work you put your feet through. Your foot and ankle alone contains 26 bones, 33 joints, 107 ligaments and 19 muscles, and let’s not forget the tendons and nerves putting in a solid shift every day.

The metatarsal bones are among the intricate mechanics in the foot, but because they’re very closely to the skin with little protection, they are very vulnerable to injury. There is, however, innovative protective footwear that can prevent injury to this area; metatarsal safety boots. They are specially designed to protect the metatarsal area of the foot that extends from the toes, preventing injury from falling objects, whilst delivering exceptional comfort. If you have not yet experienced a day’s work in a pair of metatarsal safety boots, here are just a few reasons why you should consider investing in them, for now and the future.

Delicate bones need complete protection

Most standard safety boots will deliver a good level of protection, especially for the toes, but heavier industrial settings call for more comprehensive coverage. It’s true that several decades ago, most metatarsal boots featured awkward and heavy metal plates, but today there are plenty of innovative designs to choose from, in a variety of materials, with Amblers Safety being one of the leading brands.

Employee wellbeing

Many leading construction and industrial companies understand just how important it is to provide comfortable footwear for their workers. If you’d like to take on a more positive approach to boosting employee wellbeing, metatarsal boots are ideal. They deliver safety and security, preventing serious discomfort or injuries to your staff.

Metatarsal protection is just the start

Whilst preventing top-of-the-foot injuries is the main advantage, most of these boots are also designed to incorporate many other safety features, including slip resistance, protection against electrical hazards, waterproof lining and heat resistance.