Dickies Workwear

Comfort and Durability

Comfort and Durability

The Texan Waterproof Rigger Boot is manufactured by Dickies (UK) and combines protection, comfort and durability.

    The Texan Waterproof Rigger Boot is manufactured by Dickies (UK) and combines protection, comfort and durability.

    The upper of the Texan Waterproof Rigger is constructed from abrasion resistant, premium oil tanned leather. The antistatic sole is made from lightweight nitrile rubber and is resistant to heat and oil. Upper and sole are joined using the Goodyear welted method of construction. This traditional form of boot manufacturing involves sewing an extra layer (a ‘welt’) between the upper and the sole, to which the sole is attached. Not only does this provide insulation and cushioning from uneven surfaces, but also improves strength and shape-retention.

    Protection is provided by regulation steel toe-caps conforming to EN345 (200 Joules). This level of protection will safeguard the toes from the impact of a 20Kg load falling from a height of 10.2 metres and withstand compression of up to 1.5 tonnes resting on the toe area. Additional protection is afforded by a flexible steel midsole, which reduces the risk of foot injuries caused by sharp objects penetrating the sole.

    The boot has a breathable lining for all day comfort plus a Sympatex waterproof membrane The structure of Sympatex is made up of billions of hydrophilic (water attracting) zones which, due to the difference in temperature between inside and outside of the boot, pulls water vapour (perspiration) to the outside of the boot, keeping the feet dry.