Static Dissipating Shoes are designed to dissipate (reduce) the amount of static electricity build-up on your body. Unlike Electrical Hazard Safety Shoes, Static Dissipating Shoes can be either safety toe or non-safety. Static Dissipating shoes actually conduct static electricity through the linings, insole, outsole, cement and into the ground. Static Dissipating Safety Shoes and non-Safety Shoes have a “SD” clearly visible on the ASTM label sewn inside the safety shoes. ASTM F2413-05 SD. Check your shoes to make sure they are compliant.
To accomplish Static Dissipating environments, several things must be controlled. First, you cannot add any kind of insole to the shoe, instead a specially designed Static Dissipating insole is needed. If a non-Static Dissipating insole is added to the shoe, Static Electricity will not flow through the insole. When the insole becomes non-conductive; the shoe will not Dissipate Static Electricity. Also, the floor and sole of the shoe must remain clean and free of dust and other foreign matter to maintain good contact between the sole and the floor. This allows the Static Electricity to Dissipate, or flow through the sole and into the ground. Static Dissipating Shoes and Safety Shoes are worn in mainly two types of environments: Computer component handling facilities and nuisance Static Electricity environments, like plants where the process and machinery create a large Static Electricity field in the manufacturing process. Shop Rogan’s Shoes for a complete line of SD shoes for Men and Women.