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Testing and Standards


ASTM Testing

At SR Max Slip Resistant Shoes our goal is to ensure that all of our offerings meet or exceed industry accepted safety standards. In the United States, the current applicable standard for protective footwear is referred to as ASTM F2413-11 Standard Specification for Performance Requirements for Protective (Safety) Toe Cap Footwear. It defines the minimum requirements for the design, performance, testing, and classification of safety toe footwear. ASTM F2412-11 defines the procedures used to test protective toe footwear to the various safety classifications. ASTM F2892-11 applies to soft toe (non-safety) toe footwear that has been tested to the requirements for EH (electrical hazard) or SD (static dissipative). All of our safety toe footwear meets or exceeds the ASTM requirements for the type of footwear designated. As a leading supplier in the safety shoe industry, SR Max Slip Resistant Shoes continues to update styles, safety characteristics and features as customers and industry requirements change. The ASTM ratings are listed in our catalog and on our website with each style of shoe.

To stay abreast of evolving footwear materials and constructions, as well as changing safety challenges, the ASTM F2413 committee regularly reviews the standards and seeks to update them approximately every five years. The new ASTM guidelines have been designated as F2413-18. They are replacing ASTM F2413-11. The ASTM Committee recognizes that it will take some time to clear all existing inventories of ASTM F2413-11 labeled footwear and to test and label new production safety toe footwear. Suppliers and manufacturers will be making the update on new orders and would likely make the full transition within one to two years.

Selection & Brands

SR Max Slip Resistant Shoes offers a variety of brands including HyTest safety footwear, Wolverine Boots & Shoes, Caterpillar Footwear, Hush Puppies Professionals, Florsheim, Harley-Davidson Footwear, Carolina, Reebok, Timberland PRO, SR Max and several others. Many options are available in every technology for safety footwear including slip resistant, electrical hazard, waterproof, insulated, static dissipative and composite toe. SR Max Slip Resistant Shoes's network of manufacturers allows us to access any technology and products you might require.

Maximum Slip Resistance

The SR Max brand offers a variety of safety shoes with industry leading technology and incredible slip resistance. Our MaxTrax® outsoles offer superior slip resistance 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 SKECHERS, Reebok and Rockport Works, and Timberland PRO.