Today’s reader’s question regards fashionable safety shoes for women… Each time when I’m reading the questions that you’re sending me it’s super fun! You inspire me by asking regarding subjects I would never think of myself. Same goes for the reader’s question of today. Please enjoy ‘Ask Eileen’. This time regarding fashionable safety shoes for women.
Fashionable safety shoes for women: what’s to ask?
Since I’m a business woman as well I recognize a lot of stuff you write about. Funny! Now I have an issue regarding business fashion myself. As a consultant I regularly visit ‘dangerous’ places where it’s required to wear safety shoes. For there are safety shoes that look like dress shows. However, when it comes to lady’s fashion shoes it looks like there’s only a choice between those bulky shoes or ones that look like colorful rainboots. Aren’t there any fashionable safety shoes for women?
Looking forward for your answer,
A choice of fashionable safety shoes for women
How nice to read that you recognize so much of what I’m writing about. Thank you for this most interesting question. Your issue reminds me of the times I was at a construction site. I had to wear these hideous helmets and I didn’t like a bit of it. So, I understand what you mean. Especially since, like a helmet, safety shoes are hard to disguise.
Looking for fashionable safety shoes for women
To provide an answer for your question I dug in to the mysterious world of the fashionable safety shoe and I have to admit, it’s a cold and lonely world out there. Perhaps some designer reads this blog and gets inspired.
Since there are no really fashionable safety shoes out there, I looked for alternatives and luckily I found some smart safety shoes. At least they look like regular decent shoes but have the benefit you’re allowed to wear them at a construction site or in a ‘dangerous’ working space. I’ll show you some alternatives.
The traditional safety shoe for women
As you see, these shoes look like rather traditional shoes for a working lady. You wouldn’t assume that they are certified according the stipulations of safety class three. These safety shoes, called appropriately, Atlas CX 200 office women, are made of genuine leather and designed with a small heel.
Both the color as the design are very suitable and go well with both skirts and trousers. You can order these shoes for € 89,99 on Ebay.
Basic smart safety shoes for women
Besides the traditional model I even crossed a solution for an open shoe. These open safety shoes, called Lavoro Grace, provide a very nice alternative when you have to visit a construction site while wearing a skirt in summer. Although it’s an open shoe it is tested and certified as safety shoe for a construction site. The Lavoro Grace are for sale at Amazon for €54,98.
If you rather prefer elegant ankle safety boots for women without too much decorations and patterns I found a solution as well.
The Lavoro Julia are comfortable, wedged soled safety boots for women with a zipper. The upside is that the design is very useful to keep your feet warm in winter and the easy way in which you can pull them on and off when entering or leaving the construction site. As an obvious downside you look less charming when wearing a skirt. These Lavoro Julia ankle safety boots for women are for sale at Ebay and cost only € 19,81.
Hopefully I inspired you to look even prettier at the construction site while fulfilling all requirements.
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