Electrostatic discharge (ESD) shoes

ESD stands for Electrostatic Discharge. This means that ESD work shoes reduce the build-up and conduction of static electricity. The shoe's built-up electrostatic charge can thus be discharged again. Work shoes with this ESD standardisation are crucial and mandatory in industries and work environments where explosives, gases or chemicals are handled to ensure employee safety.

Plastics in rubber footwear can make it easier for static electricity to build up. The same applies to flooring and other plastic objects. Static electricity occurs when there are (high) voltages with a small energy content. If this charge cannot dissipate into moist air or the earth, it can build up further with every movement. The electrostatic charge (/contact with a metal object) can cause small sparks and shocks, which can cause dangerous situations and (permanent) damage in the above-mentioned work environments.

ESD shoes therefore allow the static electricity built up by yourself to be dissipated. The reason for this is the property of very low resistance that ESD shoes carry. Low resistance equalises the charge between the wearer and the surface. This reduces the risk of sparks and shocks. This automatically also reduces the danger to fragile objects you are working with. At the forefront of this standardisation is the prevention of equipment damage due to shock or sparks caused by static electricity. This Electrostatic Discharge certification is mainly used for Diadora Utility work shoes.
In the product properties of all our work shoes, you will always find corresponding certifications and can therefore also find out whether the work shoes are ESD certified.