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DEWALT Men's Akron Side Zip Steel Toe Safety Boot

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I pulled out the grinder with the cutting disc and covered the boot in a barrage of sparking metal fragments. The heat from cutting so close to the boot (5cm-10cm) was substantial and would have burnt or melted an inferior boot. The DeWALT AKRON boots took the metal-cutting test in their stride with amazing results. As I was cutting on a slab with a thin layer of water covering its surface, we were working in and around high-slip areas and on a slippery surface. The non-slip outer sole didn’t feel like slipping at all, not at any stage. The bar for safety work boots has significantly risen over the past few years, and the team at DeWALT is continuing this trend with its AKRON PROComfort Extreme Duty leather work boot. There’s a razor-sharp focus on all-day comfort and long-term durability.

Again, the fact these boots don’t seem to be as bulky or heavy as others seemed to dial up the comfort factor. At the time of writing this Tough Test I’ve been wearing the boots for 2 weeks, and, if anything, they have only gotten more comfortable and are still looking amazing. If the first 2 weeks is anything to go by these boots are going to last well. Introducing the Akron Safety Boot featuring a YKK zip on the side of the boot, making it easy to remove the boot without adjusting the laces.The AKRON PROComfort Extreme Duty leather work boot is impressive from both a comfort and safety viewpoint. It looks and feels less bulky than a traditional work boot, while still offering the same level of protection and safety expected from a topquality work boot in 2022.

The AKRON has been designed for a wider foot and I could feel the absorption, comfort and support from the dual-density insole and PROComfort system. But I figured some testing conditions would be a better way to really get a feel for the boot. First I tried the boot in several crouching positions. Tradies can spend long hours crouching to complete tasks like measuring, finishing skirts, fitting pipes or fixing cables. I’ve personally owned boots that were amazing when walking or standing, but performed horribly when the crouching or requiring flexibility through the leather or outer sole. The DeWALT AKRON boot performed exceptionally in this crouching test, as they did climbing scaffolding and walking long distances.DeWALT has gone with its PROComfort system on the AKRON, designed with three innovative cushioning and support layers to provide ultimate comfort for those who are on their feet for long periods of time. An injection-moulded performance polyurethane midsole and insole, including state-of-the art memory foam, have also been included to offer optimum foot and arch support and cushioning. The dualdensity insole is removable, and the PU/ rubber outsole is non-slip to the highest slip-resistance ‘C’ rating. The sole also has a 300°C high-heat-resistance rating, making the DeWALT PROComfort safety footwear versatile for all situations. The DEWALT Akron Mid Boot. That includes a YKK aspect zipper to take away the boot without adjusting the laces, and a much wider ergonomic are The DEWALT Akron Mid Boot. Featuring a YKK side zipper to remove the boot without adjusting the laces, and a wider ergonomic fit perfect for those with wider feet.

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