Feet are complex mechanical structures. A typical human foot contains 26 bones, 33 joints and 100+ muscles, tendons and ligaments. This precious human anatomy allows locomotion, bears all our weight and is essential to the time-honored jump kick. For beer professionals, feet are especially important. They’re on them all day long, yet the brewhouse and packaging hall can be a pretty un-foot friendly work environment — liquid everywhere, slippery surfaces, stairs, cold and heat and heavy production machinery matched with heavy product. When working in a brewery, feet need protection, support, grip and (if possible) a cool look.
So, let me introduce you to Bekina Boots — the StepliteX SolidGrip and Steplite EasyGrip brands — which are engineered specifically for brewing. These boots are so boss, we’ve worked out a deal with Bekina Boots to give 25 pairs away for free in our Win a Pair of Wellies contest. Sign up right here. If you’re not familiar with this Belgian brand of work boot, Bekina Boots 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.
Both of these Steplite brands are SRC-tested, meaning they are highly slip resistant yet flexible for maneuvering on tanks or machinery. They both come with varying levels of safety certification (04, S4 or S5) and the option of steel toe caps. They have antibacterial linings. 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. But thanks to Bekina, here’s your opportunity to try a pair for free. Sign up right here, or explore more about Bekina Boots right over here.