Farms, fisheries, food-processing plants, Bekina Boots are made for walking, in almost any industry. If you’re not familiar with this Belgian brand of work boot, Bekina has been specializing in the development, production and sale of safety “wellies” for tradesmen and women since the ’60s, in all types of trades from construction to husbandry.
Of late, Bekina has been focused on the brewing sector with its StepliteX SolidGrip and Steplite EasyGrip brands. The company even has a brewing boot Amazon page. Let’s start with traction in the brewhouse. Both of these Steplite brands are SRC-tested, meaning they are highly slip resistant yet flexible for maneuvering on tanks or machinery. What the heck is an SRC test? It’s the most stringent specification for safety footwear and slip resistance. Look at this machine for testing!
Progressing with safety, both the Steplite EasyGrip and StepliteX SolidGrip come with varying levels of safety certification (04, S4 or S5) and the option of steel toe caps. These are high thermal insulation boots that can handle temperatures as low as -4°F (EasyGrip) to -22°F (SolidGrip), but they are also not heavy, which makes them stand out. Bekina Boots are made with a high-quality polyurethane called Neotane, which the company notes is 40 percent lighter than rubber or PVC, with high thermal insulation value and better longevity than rubber and PVC. These are lightweight waterproof boots, offering optimal traction even on wet and oily surfaces, without feeling like two cinderblocks are wrapped around your hooves.
These boots also come in a bunch of cool colors from yellow to blue to green and orange, so you can ensure some flair around coworkers.
StepliteX boots from Bekina will cost around $95 to $125, depending on brand options, which seems pretty reasonable. Dig on these boots right over here.