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 fulfill 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 waterproof, 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 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 and colourful tradition. Mineworkers would … 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.

Is the SafeLite Safety Boot right for you?

Protective safety footwear, such as safety boots, is essential to ensure the wearer is protected against injury and potential workplace hazards. Safety boots range from steel toe cap safety boots to metal-free safety boots. With so many options available, it can easily seem like an overwhelming task to find the right safety footwear. Where do … continue reading this article.

Mining Gumboots

Mining gumboots are heavy-duty gumboots that provide footwear protection to those working on mines. Metatarsal protectors, reinforced steel midsoles, and toe caps are some of the unique safety features of mining gumboots. Mining gumboots need to be durable enough to endure harsh working environments while protecting workers from workplace dangers like sharp objects, falling hazards, … continue reading this article.

Our PVC Recycling Policy: Cradle to the Grave

Polyvinyl chloride, or PVC, is one of the most widely used plastics worldwide. A water-resistant and economical material, PVC footwear acts as effective protection from a range of chemicals, oils, and acids. Because of this, many of our gumboots at Neptun Boot are made from PVC to provide reliable footwear such as agricultural gumboots, heavy-duty … continue reading this article.

A+A International Trade Fair

Neptun is excited to announce that we will be showcasing our products at the A+A International Trade Fair in Düsseldorf, Germany this November. As the world’s leading trade fair for safety, security, and health in the workplace, we can’t wait to see our range of safety workbooks exhibited on the international stage alongside the world’s … continue reading this article.

Agricultural Gumboots

Agricultural gumboots are hard-wearing and waterproof footwear. Agricultural gumboots protect the wearer and ensure feet stay comfortable, dry, and safe. As of 2019, 837 000 South Africans are employed in the agricultural sector – and whether you’re operating a tractor or trekking through a field, you need the right footwear to protect yourself from the elements. … continue reading this article.

Benefits of a Metal Free Safety Boot

What are the benefits of a metal-free safety boot? Neptun’s SafeLite boot is a metal-free safety boot, with a dual-density polyurethane sole and is tailor-made for optimum safety in harsh working environments. There are a number of benefits to wearing this boot while working on a construction, industrial, or mining site: 1. Completely Metal Free … continue reading this article.

Neptun to showcase latest safety footwear at A-OSH Expo

It’s that time of year again where Neptun showcases our products at Africa’s leading occupational health and safety trade show. The A-OSH Expo aims to encourage preparation, prevention and protection in the workplace. It engages South Africa with everything they need to know about occupational health and safety in action. A-OSH Expo is serious about … continue reading this article.

Importance of Safety Footwear in the Workplace

Many physically intensive industries are teeming with safety hazards and require adequate protective gear in order to prevent workplace injuries. In 2016, 155 427 non-fatal workplace injuries were recorded in South Africa, with roughly 22% of those recorded in the agricultural, mining, and manufacturing industries. With the multitude of safety gear required to work in … continue reading this article.

Stimela XP Gumboot: Superior metal-free safety gumboot

Looking for a safety gumboot that is lighter than your normal gumboot, yet provides full safety protection? The Stimela XP gumboot offers an extensive range of footwear protection features: Metal-Free Stimela XP is a metal-free, knee-length, unisex boot that provides full protection. Available colours: Black and White. Composite Polycarbonate Toe Cap This gumboot has a composite … continue reading this article.

Safety Footwear Showcase at Intersec Dubai 2019

The Intersec Dubai 2019 expo will be held from the 20th – 22nd January at the Dubai International Convention Centre in the United Arab Emirates. This prestigious event showcases a truly comprehensive range of products from the latest commercial security, health & safety footwear and fire & rescue industries to name a few. We will … continue reading this article.

Neptun Boot exhibit at Mine Entra

We will be exhibiting with Lemonseed Distribution at Mine Entra, Zimbabwe’s premium exhibition for the mining, engineering and transport industries on the 10th – 12th October 2018 in Bulawayo. We will be showcasing our range of safety footwear and heavy-duty mining gumboots. Our footwear is developed specifically with the harsh mining conditions in mind. In … continue reading this article.

Neptun Boot launches SafeLite at A-OSH Expo

The A-OSH Expo is a three day event held from the 22nd – 24th May at the Gallagher Convention Centre in Johannesburg. This event showcases Personal Protective Equipment from around the country, and world under one roof on South African soil. It is one of the biggest events in the PPE supplier and safety wear … continue reading this article.

The 9th Annual Women in Mining Conference

We will be attending the 9th Annual Women in Mining Conference from the 21st – 23rd February 2018 at the Indaba Hotel in Fourways, Johannesburg. We look forward to supporting all the women in mining, we will be showcasing our unique Shosholoza Gumboot. Visit our website for more information on our Mining Gumboots.

A+A Trade Show Germany

Neptun Boot will be exhibiting at the A+A Trade show this year from the 27th to the 30th October 2015. The expo will take place in Germany, Düsseldorf where we will be displaying all our products along side our newly introduced metal free, water resistant Strident safety boot, and Stimela XP metal free heavy duty … continue reading this article.