Whether you’re a tradie, a chef, or working in the mines, many jobs require steel-capped boots and other safety features. One thing that’s never required to get the job done is cruelly produced animal leather.
More than 1 billion animals are killed worldwide for the leather industry every year, including adult cows and calves, kangaroos, horses, lambs, goats, and pigs – and even dogs and cats. Investigations of the global skins trade have revealed that the animals endure horrific abuse and many are even skinned alive.
Thankfully, it’s easy to keep your feet safe and still be kind to animals. Here are some of the best options for Aussie workers:
Buy online, or pick up at work-wear shops like Rays.
Steel-toe and waterproof upper, suitable for worksites
Slim to average fit
Steel-capped with oil- and acid-resistant soles
Runs slightly large
Steel-capped but not suitable for worksites
Available at Big W
Only suitable when shoes don’t need to cover ankle
Available in-store at Big W
Ready to give leather the boot from your wardrobe? Pledge not to use the cruelly produced material:
Is there a boot you think should be included in this list? Please email [email protected] and let us know.