This Standard deals with new protective footwear and includes requirements for two grades of toe impact resistance, as well as special requirements for sole plate performance, metatarsal protection, electric-shock protection, sole flexation, conductivity, and chainsaw protection. (See Figures 1 and 2 for footwear and foot nomenclature used in this Standard.)
This Standard also provides requirements for static-dissipative footwear, with and without toe impact resistance.
Electrical flash and flame protection, ankle protection, firefighter#s footwear, spiked climber#s footwear, and riot
boots are not specifically addressed in this Standard. While the specific protection required by these applications is not covered, impact, puncture, and static-dissipative criteria may be applied to other types of footwear as appropriate.