FAQ

Here, you will find answers to common questions and a guide to assist you with correct mens and womens work shoes maintenance

WHERE DO I FIND THE NECESSARY INFORMATION ABOUT AIRTOX PRODUCTS?

Detailed information on available footwear lines can be located on our COLLECTIONS page, including descriptions, unique features and photos of each item.
More detailed information regarding the Technical Features used in AIRTOX products can be located on our TECHNOLOGY page.
If you have any additional questions regarding the AIRTOX products do not hesitate to contact us and one of our helpful staff members will assist you with your query.  

WHAT MAKES AIRTOX SHOES SPECIAL AND DIFFERENT FROM OTHER PRODUCTS ON THE MARKET?

We have an unique approach to the professional footwear market. For us the old style of heavy, ugly and uncomfortable safety shoes belongs in the past. We proudly offer you safety shoes that not only look, but feel like regular trainers.

The entire development of our shoes, from the first design through to production, occurs in Scandinavia. We use highly advanced patented technologies, never seen before in the professional footwear market. Our design protects the user and let him feel comfortable while wearing the AIRTOX shoes for the whole day. The features in our professional shoes assist in avoiding later joint or back injuries, and at the same time, allow you to look great and on trend every day.

Our mission is to deliver safety shoes that will help our customers to stay safe and comfortable during long working hours, and ensure to stay healthy in years to come.

DOES AIRTOX PRODUCE ONLY WORK FOOTWEAR?

No, we also have a small collection of non-safety shoes, referred to as Y-SERIES sneakers.

Although we specialize in mens and womens work shoes, we constantly research the market for new technologies and products. In the future we plan to expand the AIRTOX range of products to include more non-safety footwear like trainersoutdoor apparelaccessories and more.

WHO CAN USE AIRTOX SHOES?

AIRTOX offers unisex mens and womens work shoes and stylish sneakers that can be used in a variety of professions due to different models with different features. The model you need depends on the purpose of your shoes. In general, all of our shoes are either S1-P or S3 certified, slip resistant and equipped with Electro-Dissipating Soles (ESD) and a non-metal anti-penetration midsole layer making them applicable for all kind of workplaces and activities.

AIRTOX shoes with S3 certification are the ‘hard work’ models and the most feature-equipped. They also feature the Aqua-Cell Membrane making them water resistant. These models are suitable for heavy construction sites, carpenters, marine engineers, oil and gas drilling professions and similar specialties.

AIRTOX S1-P shoes are non-waterproof, breathable and puncture resistant models suitable for light construction sites, kitchen staff, medical employees, electricians, warehouse employees, carpenters, mechanics and similar professions where the working conditions are dry.

DOES AIRTOX MAKE WORK SHOES SUITABLE FOR ALL CATEGORIES WITHIN THE PROFESSIONAL SECTOR?

All our safety shoes are certified following EU standards. They are equipped with protective toe caps, anti-perforation midsole layer and are ESD certified.
Various designs of the AIRTOX shoes and materials allows to select the perfect pair of footwear for your specific needs.
Find out more about the technologies we use and specific features of each pair of shoes in the detailed descriptions of our products.

HOW DO I CHOOSE THE RIGHT MODEL?

All of our shoes are adapted to Scandinavian wide feet and comes in many sizes and with a variety of features and technologies. They’re dedicated both for men and women. All of our shoes are CE-certified: S1-P SRC ESD or S3 SCR ESD.

To determine the best model for you, there is number of factors you need to know:

  1. size of your feet
  2. width of your feet
  3. your working activities
  4. work environment

To make sure that you choose the right shoes, you need to know the regulations for safety footwear at your workplace. If in doubt, ask your employer.

WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN EU STANDARDS OF SAFETY FOOTWEAR?

In EU all safety shoes are required to be CE-certified. There are three overall categories within the CE: S1, S2 and S3.

The current collection of AIRTOX are either S1-P SRC ESD or S3 SRC ESD. All models are slip resistant (SRC) and equipped with a electrostatic dissipating sole (ESD) and a non-metal anti-penetration midsole layer (P). The difference between the S1-P SRC ESD and the S3 SRC ESD is the Aqua-Cell Membrane that makes the models with a S3 certification waterproof.

All AIRTOX safety shoes are CE-certified and complies with all regulations and rules set by the EU.

WHERE CAN I TRY AIRTOX SHOES?

The best way of trying our shoes is to find a retail partner near you.
If you are interested in buying large quantities of our products, contact us and we will find a way to organize a meeting with samples of the shoes.

WHERE CAN I BUY AIRTOX?

Currently we focus on selling AIRTOX shoes in large quantities and therefore do not sell B2C. Though we are happy to have partners all over Europe.
You can find our shoes in various stores throughout the European countries in our store locator.
Do you want to sell AIRTOX shoes too? Please contact us!

HOW TO BECOME AN AIRTOX RETAILER?

To become our retailer, please contact us and we will find the best solution working for both of us.

Buying a pair of professional, high quality work shoes is a tremendous investment. To maintain their outstanding properties and ensure they stand the test of time, you should follow these footwear care guidelines. Compliance with them ensures your shoes last longer and safeguards your feet to obtain maximum benefit from the shoes.

HOW TO OBTAIN THE BEST CLIMATE IN YOUR SHOES?

A very common problem with work shoes is they tend to feel too hot inside and sometimes make your feet sweaty. We have used the newest technologies to ease this problem.

There are a few things you can do yourself to get the most out of these features:

  1. Never wear thick cotton/tennis socks, as these will make your feet sweat more. Cotton holds on to moisture and thereby makes your feet feel sweaty and wet.
  2. Always wear thin technical socks or thin wool socks, as socks from these materials are very effective in leading the moisture away from the skin.
  3. Never use spray products or too much grease on your leather footwear. Spray products and excess grease will clog up the pores of the leather and result in a less breathable shoe. It is very important to know that shoes with Aqua-Cell membrane are already waterproof but also highly breathable. Therefore it is even more important maintain this effect.

HOW TO CLEAN YOUR AIRTOX SHOES AND MAKE THEM LAST LONGER?

GENERAL RULES
It is very important to regularly clean your shoes. After heavy use, wash them with a damp cloth, sponge or a soft brush. Never use chemical solvents – lukewarm water should be enough. If not, use a minimum amount of very gentle detergent. Remove all gravel and dust from inside. Remember to remove small pieces from the eyelets as well. Occasionally or if the shoes are very dry, rub a small amount of leather grease to ensure the leather remains smooth and flexible, this also assists to maintain the stitches and keep them from drying out and eventually breaking.

AIRTOX AND UTURN
If your shoes are equipped with UTURN laceless system we recommend to apply small amount of grease just under the wires, where strings are in contact with leather material. This will prolong the lifetime of leather and eliminate possible sounds of wire friction. We also recommend to clean your UTURN system occasionally to make it last longer. To clean UTURN system it is only necessary to clear it out from dust or other particles within the rotary unit.

WHEN AIRTOX ARE WET
When drying wet shoes, stuff them with paper to absorb the moisture from inside the footwear and to maintain their shape. Let the shoes air dry in a ventilated area – never dry them near any kind of heating source, as direct heat will dry out your shoes and make them less durable.

HOW DURABLE IS THE AVERAGE PAIR OF AIRTOX SHOES?

As for all shoes, lifetime of the AIRTOX footwear differs depending on the activity and usage. To make your AIRTOX sneakers last longer we strongly recommend to follow our guidelines on how to take care of the AIRTOX mens and womens work shoes.