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Testing & Standards

At the Saf-Gard Safety Shoe Company, we ensure that our shoes are safe and meet or exceed safety standards. The HyTest safety network is Saf-Gard’s primary source for safety boots and shoes with national footwear brands and consistency with quality footwear from globally recognized brands.


In the United States, the applicable standard for protective footwear is referred to as ASTM standards F2413-11, Standard Test Methods for Foot Protection and ASTM F2413-11, the Standard Specification for Performance Requirements for Foot Protection. These standardized ASTM tests offer highly accurate tests and verifies that a product meets the required specifications needed to achieve its desired qualification. The ASTM ratings are listed in our catalog and on the website with each style of shoe. Everything that Saf-Gard carries meets the ASTM standard for impact and compression.


Saf-Gard offers a variety of brands including HyTest safety footwear, Wolverine Boots & Shoes, Caterpillar Footwear, Hush Puppies Professionals, Florsheim, Harley-Davidson Footwear, Carolina, Converse, Timberland Pro, SR Max and several others. In total, these manufacturers offer over 1000 styles from which Saf-Gard selects the very best to offer to our customers. Many options are available in every technology for safety footwear including slip-resistant, electrical hazard, waterproof, insulated, industrial safety footwear, static dissipative and composite toe. Saf-Gard’s network of manufacturers allows us to access any technology and products you might require.

Saf-Gard is continually looking for creative ways to lower costs and pass the savings onto our customers. Our network of manufacturers gives us the flexibility to “shop around.” The end result is better quality products at a lower price.


The SR Max brand offers a variety of safety shoes with industry leading technology and incredible slip resistance. The MaxTraxTM outsoles offer maximum traction with an exclusive tread pattern that channels away liquids like oil, grease and water. This top rated rubber outsole provides maximum slip resistance, and is also offered on select styles from Dankso, Reebok and Rockport Works.