Safety Footwear Codes & Standards Made Easy.

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We know how important it is to have the correct footwear for work to help protect your feet but we also know how confusing all those safety regulations can be, which is why we have put together a quick and simple guide to help you find the right shoes or boots you are looking for.

Shoe Zone offer an array of safety footwear, both in our shoe and boot ranges. All our safety footwear complies with the EC Directive for Personal Protective Equipment and meet the necessary requirements of the European standard EN-ISO 20345:2011.

All of the safety footwear we sell here at Shoe Zone have a steel toe cap and a number of styles also have a steel mid sole for added protection to your feet.

All safety footwear is split into several different categories. Each category has an identification code, all footwear must be marked with the relevant code, for example, all our steel toe cap styles have a SB code, which covers the basic safety requirements including oil resistance, a slip resistant out sole and a shock absorbing sole.

You can find the safety codes and their meanings in our user information notice booklet that comes with all our safety footwear, for added guidance.

Shop Safety Footwear here.

Back to uni? Check out our guide to student budgeting…

Back to uni

If you are getting prepared for starting, or returning to university, you will no doubt be aware of just how important managing your money is. Managing your finances as a student can be tough. With the responsibility of paying bills for the first time and plenty of opportunity to splash your cash on other things, such as nights out, you may find your incomings and outgoings don’t always add up!

To help the transition to student life we have come up with our easy to follow budgeting tips, check them out…

Know what you have coming in…make a list of all your sources of income, whether student loans, bank of mum & dad or a part-time job. Once you know what you have to spend, you can begin to budget accordingly.

Know what you have going out…make a list of everything that you have going out, from your mobile phone bill to food, haircuts and council tax. Hopefully once you take your outgoings away from your incomings there will be a little left over! Use this for your social life; night’s out, gig tickets etc.

Make the most of being a student… as a student you may find that some bars, restaurants and retailers offer discounts when you show your NUS card, for example here at Shoe Zone, we offer students a 10% discount off our already low prices! By being a savvy shopper, you can save on everyday essentials along with making savings on treats such as dining out.

Of course, as a student you will want to enjoy everything uni life has to offer, from learning more about a subject that interests you to enjoying the social life. You’ll also want to look the part, and living on a budget doesn’t mean you can’t work the latest trends when you shop at Shoe Zone!

Our on-trend range of boots and shoes includes chunky soled T-bar shoes (10782), £16.99 and patent platform brogues (10772), £14.99, which look great when paired with tapered trousers or coloured woolly tights for a fashion-forward look. When the weather starts to turn chilly, opt for our desert boots, with cleated sole, they look fresh and at just £17.99, you can afford them in both tan (18160) and black (18159)!

With skinny jeans still a hot trend, our ankle boots with zip detailing (18083), £19.99 make a wardrobe staple or for a polished look, try our over the knee riding boots (18829), at just £24.99 they are great for walking to lectures during the winter months.


New Footwear Picks!

Fringed With new styles coming in every week, we have picked out one of the hottest trends for this coming Autumn/Winter season. Fringe detailing is set to be huge over the coming months, so don’t miss out. Here at Shoe Zone we have some gorgeous fringed styles new in, just for you. From gorgeous evening shoes, to stylish ankle boots, we even have some stunning bags. So go on, treat yourself and stand out fromthe fashion crowd.

Shop our tassled footwear here.