We got a good look at what was coming out this year at the Police and Security Expo for 2011. We recently got feed back from our customers about what they wanted to see from the Original Swat footwear line and we were happy to find out that Original Swat was already producing it. The new 1160 boot has shank protection and composite toe instead of a steel toe. With new technology there are really no reasons to have a steel toe anymore. That is probable one of the biggest complaints that I’ve gotten from people that went on hiking trips in the winter that thought the boots would keep them warm, but instead, the steel toe made them colder.
Many people working in security don’t want to have to take their boots off every time they go in our out of a security, but they still need the protection. Many products that use to use steel for protection have been replaced and Original Swat boots has been on top of that. Where are you going to get kind of product for less than $100. Shank protection is important for this day and age when so many blood born diseases exist in the drug infested urban areas. Stepping on a needle is something that can easily be prevented but also can be life altering if it occurs.