“I’m looking for something light.”
“What’s the lightest boot you’ve got?”
“I’m wearing X boots right now but they’re too heavy, what would you recommend?”
I hear variations of these three phrases day in, day out here at Roadhouse, and my answer is the same every single time: Mack boots. Mack Octanes, specifically. Weighing in at a miniscule 670g, Mack’s composite toe Octane boots are one of the lightest safety boots on the market, and certainly the lightest boots we have instore. Because let us face it – a few hours deep into a 10-hour shift, your feet start to drag. The last thing you need is a pair of bricks at the ends of your legs dragging them down further.
Mack recommends these boots for electricians (thanks to the in-built electrical hazard protection) and construction workers, but from personal experience I can add a few more to that list. Airport workers who are sick of constantly taking their boots off at the metal detectors love the composite toe. Prison guards appreciate the weight when they are chasing after rogue inmates. Generally wide-footed folks tend to be pleasantly surprised at the spacious toe box and generous fitting.
A few more features help sweeten the deal:
- Slip and heat (up to 300°C!) resistant nitrile rubber sole keeps your boots on the floor, unmelted.
- Reflective detailing ensures you are seen when the sun sets.
- Water resistant upper and fuel oil resistant sole stops your socks from getting wet.
- AS/NZS 2210.3, EN-ISO 20345 and ASTM F2413-11 approved safety toe protects your foot from the hammer you inevitably drop on it.
The Mack gives you a choice of zip-sided and non-zip sided, both available in a variety of colours. Head down to your local Roadhouse to get fitted up for this top of the line boot.