footwear features

This visual guide helps you better understand the incredible technology that goes into REBEL Safety Gear footwear! In this illustration, we have highlighted several impressive technologies used in various safety footwear we manufacture.


Metatarsal guard to protect upper foot from falling objects

High quality, premium grade upper materials include:
  • Full grain leather (Barton print/Nubuck/smooth waxy leather)
  • Breathable suede and mesh
  • Easy cleaning microfiber
  • Water resistant leather
  • Lace-up
  • Easy to fit Velcro fastening
  • Easy to fit zip up
  • Easy to fit slide-on
  • Rustproof, brass D-rings
  • Quick release snap buckle
Quality abrasion resistant, moisture wicking linings include:
  • Taibrelle – moisture wicking lining moving sweat away from the foot
  • Hydroseal – 100% waterproof lining, keeping the foot dry
  • Hygienic – antibacterial properties

All REBEL safety toe caps are tested to an impact resistance of 200 Joules.

  • Non-metallic, EN approved composite toe cap
  • Wide profile, EN approved steel toe cap
  • SABS and EN approved
  • Hygienic removable and replaceable, cushioned innersole with anti-microbial and anti-static properties
  • Ultra comfortable platinum footbeds also available in individual packs
  • Biagioli IBITECH 2mm in-sole board

Anti-penetration options available in certain styles:

  • Steel midsole
  • Metal-free “zero” penetration mesh

Various technologically advanced outsoles available:

  • Dual density, polyurethane – lightweight and durable, heat resistant to 120°
  • EVA/Rubber – comfortable and highly durable
  • Nitrile rubber – 300°C heat resistance guaranteed
  • All REBEL soles are crack-resistant tested to 30 000 flexes
  • Tested for slip resistance in accordance with SANS 20345:2014 (SRA, SRB and SRC specification)
  • Oil and acid resistant
  • Cleats for climbing ladders
  • Anti-static properties where specified
  • ESD (electrostatic discharge) properties where specified

Please note that this illustration features a combination of the different technologies used in various REBEL Safety Gear products; to identify which of these and other technologies feature in any product you are interested in, please see their individual product pages and their associated technical sheets for a complete breakdown.