Royer work boots: adapted to each industry

Royer work boots: adapted to each industry


Is it time to get new work boots? Choosing the right model may be more difficult than expected.

The features, technologies, and choices available on the market add to the list of things to consider, including the characteristics of your work environment, your employer's requirements, and your preferences.

Royer, a proud Quebec company, has been creating specialized work boots and shoes for 87 years. They offer more than 236 models that meet different industries' standards and requirements to provide you with personalized protection.

Do you know all the elements to consider when buying new work boots? Our Royer boot guide will help you make the right choice.

Find the Royer boot that suits you


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Are you a construction worker?

If you work in construction, you know how important it is to have a quality work boot. Spending eight hours in an uncomfortable pair of safety boots is never fun!

The construction industry includes all repairs, renovation, structural construction, civil engineering, subdivision, and land development activities.

Not all construction sites are the same. Your need for foot protection varies depending on your occupation.

Think about the tasks you are assigned to since they directly impact your choice of boots. Regardless, the construction industry requires that your safety boot has:

  • A protective toe cap
  • A puncture-resistant sole

Look for the green triangle icon that indicates that the shoe has a puncture-resistant sole and a class 1 toe cap.

It is also preferable to choose a safety boot that is 8 inches high to increase protection and stability at the ankle.

Construction sites are often rough and uneven, and some sites prohibit the wearing of 6-inch boots.

The perfect construction boot:



I want the FLX

The manufacturing sector

If you work in the transformation of materials or substances into new products through mechanical, chemical, or physical processes, this recommendation is for you.

The foot protection needs for workers in the manufacturing industry are very similar to those in the construction industry.

Your boot will need:

  • Class 1 protective toe cap
  • Metatarsal protection may also be recommended depending on the task at hand

Look for a safety boot with the green triangle icon, and if you want metatarsal protection, look for the black M icon.

We suggest:



Buy the agility boot

Do you work in the forestry industry?

The forestry industry is composed of businesses that harvest wood and provide related support services.

The choice of foot protection in the forest industry is less extensive. To protect your feet from chain saws and other cutting tools, it's essential to have a boot with ballistic nylon on the sides and top of the boot.

Light or brightly colored boots allow for greater visibility in your environment and reduce the risk of accidents.

The icon to look for is the green fir tree. It assures you that the boot has been designed specifically for the forestry workers and that all aspects of the boot are thought out to offer optimal protection.

Our experts recommend:



PBF043 / 8614TR

Do you work in the mining sector?

Whether you are a miner, engineer, mine manager, or researcher, your miner's boots must be sturdy and must resist abrasion from top to bottom.

The mining sector is involved in the extraction of naturally sourced mineral substances. These can be solid materials such as coal and ores, liquids such as crude oil, or gases such as natural gas.

For complete safety in the mining industry, it's essential to look for foot protection that includes:

  • A puncture-resistant sole
  • A class 1 protective toe cap
  • Metatarsal protection (internal or external) to protect the top of the foot from falling objects.

You'll need to look for two icons: the green triangle and the black M.

You have two choices:

Boots for the metallurgy and foundry sector

If your duties include melting and refining ferrous and non-ferrous metals from ore, pig iron, or scrap metal in blast or electric furnaces, you will need specialized safety boots.

The metallurgy and foundry industry requires a safety boot that has:

  • A protective toe cap
  • Metatarsal protection
  • Velcro straps instead of traditional laces - in the event of an accident, it will be much quicker to remove the boot
  • Kevlar seams that resist flames and high heat

Important to know! Most Royer boots for the metal industry undergo a dipping test in molten metal to ensure that the materials used are heat tolerant.

Our suggestions:

Do you work in the energy sector?

This industry sector includes organizations whose business generates bulk electricity from hydropower, fossil fuels, nuclear power, or other processes.

It also includes businesses primarily engaged in transmitting, distributing, or managing electricity from its source to its consumers.

Workers in the energy industry are required to wear safety boots that are equipped with:

  • A class 1 protective toe cap
  • A sole resistant to electric shocks
  • 10 or 12 inches high for better support

Royer boots for workers and energy workers have a steel shank with double corrugation for more support. Some models have a padded ankle protector to facilitate the wearing of the spur.

You must locate the icon with the omega symbol that certifies that the product can withstand electric shocks.

SPI experts recommend this option to energy workers:


The perfect linemen boot

Our experts' recommendations are based on industry standards, but it's essential to consider your reality's particularities to make the right choice.

Royer has an impressive variety of models specifically adapted to the needs of workers in different industries.

Remember that it is always wise to invest in specialized products that will protect you instead of opting for a less expensive general-purpose option. 

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