Anti-fatigue safety footwear from uvex

Get rid of costly anti-fatigue matting and replace with uvex anti-fatigue footwear

Anti-fatigue matting is designed for use in workplaces where people stand for long periods, especially on hard surfaces or on a constant basis, for example industrial and factory jobs. Prolonged standing can lead to your leg muscles becoming static and constricted, limiting blood flow to your feet. The cushioning element in anti-fatigue mats is designed to cause instability to get your muscles working to counteract this.

Anti-fatigue matting also has disadvantages:

  • It is costly
  • It presents a trip hazard
  • Anything too soft can result in the mat wearing out quickly
  • If moving heavy equipment, matting can sink making it difficult to manoeuvre across (due to resistance)
  • Comfort levels from matting can be subjective
  • Mats need to be maintained and cleaned – this includes vacuuming and/or washing with the use of high pressure hoses and requires drainage – an extra expense.
  • Requires regular replacement, which can cost as much as £8,000 per quarter

Anti-fatigue matting is usually only positioned around a workstation so as soon as the employee leaves their area they lose the anti-fatigue properties. When you wear uvex footwear, however, you take the anti-fatigue cushioning with you everywhere you walk.

What if you could get rid of anti-fatigue matting?

uvex safety footwear works to provide both cushioning and a stable footing, reducing work-related stresses on the musculoskeletal system. Read our case study evidence demonstrating how we have helped companies to identify safety footwear that overcomes the above challenges of anti-fatigue matting with our uvex 1 and uvex 2 footwear series. This footwear is not only lightweight and breathable, but also has a highly effective shock absorption system that reduces the strains placed on the body when on your feet all day.

Lightweight construction

Lightweight construction

A lower weight reduces the strain on the body and also reduces risk of injury and wear. Low weight safety footwear also requires less effort from our muscles with each step and lessens the onset of fatigue.

100% more shock absorption

Shock absorption

Multilayer shock absorption system comprising a dual-layered PU outsole and comfort insole with additional shock absorption in the heel and the front of the foot helps protect the musculoskeletal system.

Outstanding stability

Outstanding stability

Consistent stability is essential for secure, sure-footedness and accident-free working. The visible external heel basket is integrated into the sole and ensures stability and offers additional side impact protection.

uvex 1 series - Next level equipment

uvex 1 shock absorption system
  • Outstanding flexibility and comfort
  • Ergonomic design supports the natural movement of the foot
  • Metal-free uvex xenova® toecap
  • Pivot point in the sole design eases turning on the spot
  • Compact anatomical shape with good side and ankle twist stability
  • Protection classes S1, S2 or S3 according to EN ISO20345:2011
  • Additional marking for excellent slip resistance
  • Removable antistatic comfortable insole with additional shock absorption around heel and forefoot
  • All sole materials are free of silicones, plasticisers and other paint wetting impairment substance

Explore the uvex 1 range

uvex 2 series - Superior in all disciplines

uvex 2 shock absorption system
  • Extremely lightweight and flexible
  • Multilayer shock absorption system and comfort insole
  • Metal-free, penetration-resistant midsole
  • Excellent stability due to heel basket and PU scuff cap
  • Robust and lightweight uvex 2 PU/PU sole
  • Protection class S3 in accordance with EN ISO 20345:2011
  • Additional marking for excellent slip resistance (SRC)
  • Jointed insert for secure grip and comfort even when climbing on ladders due to stabilising arch support
  • All sole materials are free of silicones, plasticisers and other paint-wetting impairment substances

Explore the uvex 2 range

Next steps

Set up a trial to see how uvex footwear can help to reduce costs, increase wearer comfort and boost morale within your workplace. Contact your local uvex representative who will be happy to help:

Contact your Regional Sales Manager


Read our uvex 1 case study

Read our uvex 1 case study

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