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Metal-Free Mining Safety Boots

Metal-free mining safety boots feature composite toe caps, as opposed to the more traditional steel toe caps. While composite toe caps offer the same durability as steel toe caps, they are much lighter. Metal-free mining safety boots can contribute to decreasing fatigue for mine workers who are on their feet and walk long distances underground … continue reading this article.

Forestry Gumboots

Forestry gumboots need to be heavy-duty and able to protect workers from the many dangers present in the forestry industry. Safety toe protection, an anti-penetration midsole, metatarsal protection, and non-slip soles are all important safety features that forestry safety footwear should ideally feature. The forestry industry is one of the most hazardous industrial sectors in … continue reading this article.

Mining Safety Boots

The Dangers of the Mining Industry Mining safety boots need to fulfil a number of protective requirements to adequately protect wearers from a variety of workplace hazards found in mining. These hazards can include heavy objects that can fall on feet, slippery or muddy surfaces that can cause slips and falls, and sharp objects that … continue reading this article.

Food Processing White Gumboots

The food processing industry has some of the highest standards of hygiene and safety when it comes to personal protective wear. A high-quality pair of anti-bacterial PVC food processing gumboots is of utmost importance to make sure that an employee is adequately protected from physical and chemical hazards, as well as reducing contamination risks while … continue reading this article.

General-Purpose Gumboots

General-purpose gumboots are water-resistant, so that workers in a number of industries are protected from wet conditions. General-purpose gumboots are easy to clean and aim to provide superior footwear protection to the medical, food processing, and agricultural industries. No matter what the industry, an effective pair of high-quality gumboots can be the difference between being … continue reading this article.

The History of Gumboot Dancing in South Africa

The Origins of Gumboot Dancing The story of gumboot dancing in South Africa is a story of expression, communication, and solidarity. Gumboot dancing began in the mines, where mineworkers used their gumboots to create a code so that they could communicate with each other while they worked. From these roots, it evolved into a rich … continue reading this article.

Neptun Boot’s PVC Recycling Process

Neptun Boot’s Cradle to the Grave recycling policy aims to combat the harmful effects of plastic waste, as well as keep product costs down for our entry-level markets, ensuring that we offer the best product for an affordable price while also taking care to manufacture that product responsibly. Our PVC recycling process occurs over three … continue reading this article.

Shosholoza Gumboots with Steel Toe Caps

Gumboots with steel toe caps are an essential part of personal protective equipment for miners, helping to alleviate the risk of injuries to the feet and keep mineworkers comfortable while they work. The Shosholoza gumboot with steel toe cap from Neptun Boot is a heavy-duty knee-length PVC gumboot, designed to be hard-wearing and withstand tough … continue reading this article.

Why support locally made products?

These recent months have been an unprecedented time for the global and South African economy, and have brought to light even more than before the importance of supporting local businesses and locally made products. At Neptun, we’re proud to be based in South Africa and provide our products to local communities. We’re passionate about the … continue reading this article.

Gumboots: an essential part of PPE

PPE and the Coronavirus Access to Personal Protective Equipment, or PPE, has become one of the most important factors in the global battle against the coronavirus. Things like face-masks, gloves, and face visors can provide vital protection against the virus for medical personnel on the frontlines. But one aspect of PPE that is often left … continue reading this article.

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NEW GUMBOOTS ARE SUPPLIED TO WORKERS, THE OLD BOOTS ARE COLLECTED BY AN APPROVED RECYCLER.
THE BOOTS ARE WASHED, GRANULATED AND BAGGED FOR RETURN TO NEPTUN BOOTS.
WHERE THEY ARE USED AGAIN IN A BLEND FOR USE IN GENERAL PURPOSE BLACK BOOTS.