EN ISO 20345 - European Standard for Safety Footwear.

Safety shoes are an indispensable part of personal protective equipment in many work areas. They protect your feet from injuries caused by falling objects, sharp edges or glowing surfaces. As experts in occupational safety, we offer you comprehensive advice and a wide range of EN ISO 20345-certified safety shoes.  Our high-quality products combine safety, comfort and durability to provide you with the best possible protection. Read on to find out more about the European Standard EN ISO 20345 and our premium safety footwear.

EN ISO 20345 - European Standard for Safety Footwear.

Safety shoes are an indispensable part of personal protective equipment in many work areas. They protect your feet from injuries caused by falling objects, sharp edges or glowing surfaces. As experts in occupational safety, we offer you comprehensive advice and a wide range of EN ISO 20345-certified safety shoes.  Our high-quality products combine safety, comfort and durability to provide you with the best possible protection. Read on to find out more about the European Standard EN ISO 20345 and our premium safety footwear.

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Freezer Safety Boots HELSINKI Item No.: FF506
Robust freezer safety boot for use in tough conditions · Long spiral zip on the side of the shaft makes it easy to put on and take off · To provide the best possible hold in the boot, it is equipped with laces · Width: 12 Mondopoint

€109.00*
Freezer Safety Boots MUNICH Item No.: FF405D
Robust freezer safety boot for use in tough conditions · Long spiral zip on the side of the shaft makes it easy to put on and take off · Width: 12 Mondopoint

€89.00*
Safety Shoes ALASKA Item No.: FA557A
The safety shoe ALASKA from the CROWN product series by FORTDRESS is a high-quality shoe that is particularly suitable for use in fresh areas. The cut-resistant material offers maximum protection for the feet, while the quick-release fastener without lacing makes it easier to put on and take off the shoe and saves time. It is certified to EN ISO 20345:2011 S3 CI SRC, which means it has a puncture-resistant midsole that protects the foot from injuries caused by sharp objects from below. Cold insulation and a non-slip sole make the ALASKA particularly suitable for use in cold and slippery environments. In accordance with DGUV regulation 112-191, it is possible to replace the standard insole with an orthopedic insole. A special feature of the ALASKA is its cold insulation, which protects the wearer from the cold and makes it particularly suitable for use in cold environments. The plastic toe cap and Kevlar midsole provide additional safety and durability. This makes this shoe a high-quality and reliable companion in everyday work, especially in fresh areas and cool environments.

€86.90*
Safety Shoes NEBRASKA Item No.: FA556
The safety shoe NEBRASKA from the product series CROWN by FORTDRESS is a particularly high-quality and functional shoe for use in various work areas. The cut-resistant material and the plastic toe cap offer reliable protection for the foot. The quick-release fastener without lacing is particularly practical, making it easier to put on and take off the shoe and saving time. Its Kevlar midsole makes the shoe particularly robust and resistant to damage. It is certified according to EN ISO 20345:2011 S1 P SRC. This means that the shoe has a protective cap made of plastic that protects the toe area from impact injuries with an impact energy of up to 200 joules. The shoe also has a puncture-resistant midsole made of Kevlar. The SRC certification means that the shoe is slip-resistant. In accordance with DGUV regulation 112-191, it is possible to replace the standard insole with an orthopedic insole. The CROWN product series is characterised by its high quality and durability, making the NEBRASKA a reliable companion in everyday working life.

€78.50*
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Safety Shoes ALASKA (S1P) Item No.: FA557
The safety shoe ALASKA from the CROWN product series by FORTDRESS is a high-quality shoe that is particularly suitable for use in fresh areas. The cut-resistant material offers maximum protection for the feet, while the quick-release fastener without lacing makes it easier to put on and take off the shoe and saves time. It is certified to EN ISO 20345:2011 S1 P SRC, which means it has a puncture-resistant midsole that protects the foot from injuries caused by sharp objects from below. Cold insulation and a non-slip sole make the ALASKA particularly suitable for use in cold and slippery environments. In accordance with DGUV regulation 112-191, it is possible to replace the standard insole with an orthopedic insole. A special feature of the ALASKA is its cold insulation, which protects the wearer from the cold and makes it particularly suitable for use in cold environments. The plastic toe cap and Kevlar midsole provide additional safety and durability. This makes this shoe a high-quality and reliable companion in everyday work, especially in fresh areas and cool environments.

Only 133 pieces available, 3-7 days

€72.16* €84.90* (15.01% saved)
Chiller Boots FREEZER Item No.: FF403
Breathable footbed · slip-resistant · cold-resistant outsole · synthetic toe cap · KEVLAR midsole · Width: 11 Mondopoint

€54.00*
Chiller Boots ISLAND Item No.: FF402
Breathable footbed · slip-resistant · cold-resistant outsole · synthetic toe cap · KEVLAR midsole · Width: 11 Mondopoint

€49.98*
Safety Sandals KNOXVILLE Item No.: FA458
The safety sandal KNOXVILLE from the CATAPULT product series by FORTDRESS is a practical sandal that is particularly suitable for use in dry areas. The plastic toe cap and Kevlar midsole provide additional safety. Certified to EN ISO 20345:2011 S1 P SRC, it is a reliable sandal that meets the needs of warehouse workers and other occupational fields while offering great value for money. In accordance with DGUV regulation 112-191, it is possible to replace the standard insole with an orthopedic insole. The sandal is part of the CATAPULT series by FORTDRESS, which is known for its high-quality products with clever features.

€63.90*
Safety Shoes SYDNEY Item No.: FA459
The safety shoe SYDNEY by FORTDRESS from the product series CATAPULT has a very stylish and modern design. The plastic toe cap and the Kevlar midsole provide additional safety at work. With EN ISO 20345:2011 S3 SRC certification, the SYDNEY by FORTDRESS meets the highest safety standards and is ideal for female order pickers in dry environments. In accordance with DGUV regulation 112-191, it is possible to replace the standard insole with an orthopedic insole. Particularly noteworthy is the sporty design of the shoe, which goes perfectly with jeans. The SYDNEY is a lightweight and comfortable safety shoe specially designed for women.

€59.70*
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Safety Shoes LONDON Item No.: FA457
The safety shoe LONDON from the CATAPULT product series by FORTDRESS is a sustainable choice for order pickers in dry areas who walk a lot. This shoe is made of recycled material from old PET bottles, making it not only robust and sporty, but also environmentally friendly. The synthetic toe cap and Kevlar midsole provide the necessary safety and stability while working. With its EN ISO 20345:2011 S3 SRC certification, the safety shoe LONDON by FORTDRESS meets the highest safety standards and is thus a reliable choice for everyday work. In accordance with DGUV regulation 112-191, it is possible to replace the standard insole with an orthopedic insole. Overall, the LONDON is not only a safe and comfortable shoe, but also a sustainable choice for environmentally conscious companies and employees who also pay attention to quality.

€69.90*
Safety Shoes DALLAS Item No.: FA454
The safety shoe DALLAS from the CATAPULT product series by FORTDRESS is a versatile and reliable shoe that meets the requirements of warehouse workers and other occupational fields. It is the absolute all-rounder and a must-have for all those who work in the warehouse. The shoe has a plastic toe cap and Kevlar midsole, which are made of high-quality materials and provide additional protection. It is certified to EN ISO 20345:2011 S1 P SRC, which means it has an anti-slip sole that has been tested and found safe on ceramic and steel slick surfaces. It also has a puncture-resistant midsole that protects the foot from injuries caused by sharp objects from below. In accordance with DGUV regulation 112-191, it is possible to replace the standard insole with an orthopedic insole. This super lightweight and comfortable shoe is the non-plus-ultra safety shoe, providing all-day comfort and protection. The materials of the toe cap and midsole are optimally matched to protect and support the foot in every situation.

€53.70*
Safety Shoes NEWCASTLE Item No.: FA455
The safety shoe NEWCASTLE from the product series CATAPULT by FORTDRESS is especially suitable for order pickers in dry areas. With its sporty look and the light and robust design, it is the perfect companion for long walking distances. The safety shoe has a plastic toe cap and a Kevlar midsole for optimal protection. It is EN ISO 20345:2011 S3 SRC certified, which means that not only does it have a slip-resistant sole that has been tested and found safe on ceramic and steel-slick surfaces, but it also has a puncture-resistant midsole that protects the foot from injuries caused by sharp objects from below. With these additional protective features and its sporty look, the NEWCASTLE is the ideal shoe for order pickers who have to cover long distances and still value optimal protection. In accordance with DGUV regulation 112-191, it is possible to replace the standard insole with an orthopedic insole. With the NEWCASTLE safety shoe, every walk is a pleasure.

€63.90*
Safety Loafer VENEDIG Item No.: FA204A
Anatomical, antistatic, replaceable footbed · PU/PU outsole · antistatic, anti-slip, cushioning in the heel area · plastic toe cap · without midsole · width: 11 Mondopoint · with 3M reflective stripes

€34.40*
Velcro Shoes HYGIENE Item No.: FA206A
Anatomical · anti-static · replaceable sole · PU/PU outer sole · anti-static · anti-slip · cushioning in the heel area · plastic toe cap · KEVLAR mid sole · Width: 11 Mondopoint

€39.40*
Lace-up Shoes HYGIENE Item No.: FA205A
Anatomical · anti-static · replaceable sole · PU/PU outer sole · anti-static · anti-slip · cushioning in the heel area · plastic toe cap · without mid sole · Width: 11 Mondopoint

€33.40*
Safety Loafer VENEZIA Item No.: FA203A-00
Anatomical, antistatic, replaceable footbed · PU/PU outsole, antistatic, anti-slip, cushioning in the heel area · Plastic toe cap · without midsole · Width: 11 Mondopoint · Upper: microfibre, water repellent · Lining: breathable polyester mesh lining · 3M reflective stripes

€31.90*
Safety Shoes BERLIN Item No.: FA356
The safety shoe BERLIN from the SHIELD product series offers very good value for money and is an excellent choice for employees who need a reliable and affordable safety shoe. For example, it is an excellent choice for employees in warehouses and staff leasing companies who need a comfortable and reliable shoe. The plastic toe cap and Kevlar midsole provide additional protection against injuries. The safety shoe BERLIN is certified according to EN ISO 20345:2011 S1 P SRC, which means that it meets the requirements for a safety shoe with a protective toe cap, antistatic properties, energy absorption in the heel area, anti-puncture midsole and slip-resistant sole. It is not only robust and safe, but also lightweight and breathable: this makes the safety shoe BERLIN ideal for employees who are on their feet all day and need comfort.

€38.90*
Safety Shoes OSLO Item No.: FA359
The safety shoe OSLO from the SHIELD product series by FORTDRESS is a reliable shoe that meets the requirements of warehouse workers and other occupational fields while offering a very good price-performance ratio.It is particularly suitable for personnel leasing companies and warehouse employees. The shoe has a plastic toe cap and Kevlar midsole for added protection. It is certified to EN ISO 20345:2011 S3 SRC, which means that in addition to the standards of S1 and S2 safety footwear, it also has a puncture-resistant midsole and a water-repellent surface to ensure protection of the foot in difficult working environments. The SRC certification confirms that the shoe has an anti-slip sole that has been tested and found safe on ceramic and steel-slick surfaces. The light and breathable surface of the OSLO ensures a pleasant wearing sensation and makes it a reliable companion in everyday working life. The materials of the toe cap and midsole are optimally matched to protect and support the foot in every situation.

€39.90*
Safety Shoes ESSEN Low Item No.: FA303
KEVLAR mid sole · very low weight · completely metal-free · Width: 11 Mondopoint

€38.60*
Safety Shoes MARATHON High Item No.: FA304
KEVLAR mid sole · very low weight · Width: 11 Mondopoint Material: Upper: suede leather breathable via fabric inserts · lining: breathable lining Interchangeable comfortable sole · PU/PU outer sole · plastic toe cap

€41.50*

EN ISO 20345 - European Standard for Safety Footwear


Safety shoes are an indispensable part of personal protective equipment in many work areas. They protect your feet from injuries caused by falling objects, sharp edges or glowing surfaces. As experts in occupational safety, we offer you comprehensive advice and a wide range of EN ISO 20345-certified safety shoes. 

Our high-quality products combine safety, comfort and durability to provide you with the best possible protection. Read on to find out more about the European Standard EN ISO 20345 and our premium safety footwear.

Optimum protection - from toe to heel.

Different work areas require appropriate work clothing. The same applies to the right protective work shoes. Our safety and work shoes in protection classes S1, S1 P, S2, S3 as well as S5 protect perfectly in industrial areas or logistics environments. In addition to safety shoes, our range also includes work shoes. If you give your best every day in your working life, you need safety shoes that support you in your tasks. Safety shoes that protect, are comfortable and fit perfectly. Choose the right shoe for your work area!

Which shoe do I need?
At the latest in professions where foot protection in the form of safety shoes becomes relevant, the question arises for employees or safety officers: What protection class must the safety shoes have? It often turns out that the differences between the most common protection classes are not clear enough. To shed light on this, the structure of the protection classes is presented below.

Safety classes

Safety shoes are classified in two classes.

  • Class I (SB, S1, S2, S3): Footwear made of leather or other materials, with the exception of solid rubber or total polymer footwear.
  • Class II (SB, S4, S5): Solid rubber shoes (i.e., whole vulcanized shoes) or whole polymer shoes (i.e., whole molded shoes).

If you have foot protection that meets only the basic requirements, you have an SB safety shoe. Only in this SB safety category can the heel area be open. If the safety shoe meets other additional requirements, it is classified in different safety classes. S1, S2, S3, S4 & S5.

Here is a complete overview of the minimum requirements of EN ISO 20345 for each safety class.

Safety shoes SB
Shoes with this class are basically normal shoes, which are provided with a protective cap, which is certified according to DIN EN 12568. Thus, shoes of this class are the simplest models. However, due to the low level of protection, the field of application of these shoes is relatively limited.

Safety shoes S1

Safety shoes of protection class S1 must meet the minimum requirements. The upper material and lining must be tear and abrasion resistant and permeable to water vapor. The basic equipment includes a protective toe cap that can withstand an impact of at least 200 joules and a pressure of at least 15 kN. This means that the work shoes can withstand a weight of 20 kilograms from a drop of one meter. If the drop height is zero, the toe guard can withstand about 1,500 kilograms. The toe cap can be made of steel, aluminum, plastic or carbon. If the protective cap is damaged because an object has fallen on the foot, it may no longer fulfill its protective function. Then the work shoes must be replaced as soon as possible.

S1 work shoes also have an antistatic sole. It ensures that electricity can leave the body and thus prevents small electric shocks. The sole must be resistant to oil and gasoline. The heel must be closed, which provides a stable all-round protection. This includes sandals that are closed at the back. Clogs, however, do not belong to this category, because they only correspond to the "SB" category, the basic equipment.

Safety shoes in this protection class are mainly used in wholesale, canteen kitchens, bakeries or by truck drivers who need lightweight shoes and occasionally perform loading activities.

The other protection classes are based on protection class S1. These are extended by a wide range of properties, which are explained in more detail below.

Safety shoes S1P
This protection class has the same properties as protection class S1. The suffix "P" stands for "penetration proof". Thus, shoes of this protection class are supplemented by a penetration protection. An additional midsole made of stainless steel or synthetic fibers is incorporated. This addition is important when there is a threat of danger from below. Pointed objects lying around, such as nails and similar objects, which can threaten the health of the foot from below.

Areas of application are, for example, in joiner's workshops and trades where there is also a threat of danger from below, but the working environment tends to be dry.

Safety shoes S2
In protection class S2, the safety shoes must meet all requirements from class S1. However, protection class S2 has no penetration protection. In addition, the shoe is subject to requirements regarding water penetration and water permeability. Water penetration (expressed as the increase in mass of the textile plate after 60 minutes) must not exceed 0.2 g and water absorption must not exceed 30%.

Protection class S2 is mainly worn in warehouses, automotive workshops or during difficult activities in a more humid environment such as concrete work or processing of chemical substances.

Safety shoes S3
An S3 shoe meets the requirements of protection class S2. The shoe is supplemented by a penetration protection as well as a profiled outsole as for example in the SAFETY-GRIP series - for improved slip and slip resistance. In the sole version with a 6mm tread thickness, additional edges and bevels ensure excellent grip and stability, even under extreme outdoor ground conditions. Class S3 safety shoes are suitable for hard work on construction sites, in warehouses when handling lift trucks, pallets, forklifts or even in civil engineering.

S1, S2 und S3 in comparison
If you look at the three main classes again, you will notice that the protection of the feet increases with higher number of the class. So S3 has the highest protection, especially protection against nail penetration. S2 and S3 protect in wet conditions, S1 does not have these two features.

These are the differences at a glance:

  • S1: protective toe cap
  • S1P: toe cap + protection against nail penetration
  • S2: toe cap + waterproof
  • S3: toe cap + waterproof + penetration protection + profiled sole

Safety shoes S4 and S5
These classes are identical to S2 and S3, but must be fully closed and waterproof. Due to these requirements, shoes of these classes are almost exclusively found as rubber boots. Great advantage of these materials is a certain resistance to chemicals, as well as easy maintenance. Compared to the S4, the S5 class has additional protection against penetration.

Explanation of the additional values
When looking at the safety classes of footwear, additional information is often listed behind the protection classes, e.g. EN ISO 20345 S1 P SRC.

This is what the abbreviations mean:

  • P: puncture resistant
  • C: electrically conductive shoes
  • A: antistatic
  • FO: fuel resistant
  • HI: heat insulation
  • CI: cold insulation
  • E: energy absorption capacity in the heel area
  • ESD: electrostatic discharge (standard IEC 61340-4-3:2017)
  • WR: waterproof footwear
  • M: metatarsal protection
  • AN: ankle protection
  • WRU: water-repellent shoe upper
  • CR: cut resistance of the upper
  • HRO: heat protection up to 300 °C Shape
  • B: ankle/medium high shoes
  • SRA: slip resistance on ceramic tile floor with NaLS
  • SRB: slip resistance on steel floor with glycerine
  • SRC: slip resistance of the sole (levels A, B, C, where C is the highest level)

Tips for wearing work shoes
It is important that your work shoes enclose your feet well. Wearing shoes that are too large or too small will result in less strength, stability and comfort. Do you wear insoles? Check to see if standard insoles can be removed from work shoes. This will increase comfort. Wearing the right socks (e.g. thermal socks) can also increase comfort.

Standards at a glance
This European Standard DIN EN 12568 specifies the requirements and test methods for toe caps and penetration resistant insoles used in professional footwear (as described e.g. in DIN EN ISO 20345 to DIN EN ISO 20347).

Safety footwear complies with the EN ISO 20345 standard.

  • Protection feature: steel toe cap or plastic toe cap whose protective effect is tested with a test energy of 200 joules.
  • If your safety shoe also meets other requirements (see additional values, it is designated by the different safety classes.
  • classifies the safety classes SB, S1, S1P, S2, S2P, S3, S4 and S5.

Occupational footwear is characterized by EN ISO 20347.

  • Protection feature: without protective cap, but e.g. anti-slip, anti-static, etc.
  • Suitable for work areas where there is only a low risk of injury.