Africa’s Gumboot Specialists for Comfort, Safety & Protection
It’s no secret that the agricultural sector poses a number of hazards, from harsh environments to slippery surfaces and more. At Wayne, we believe that every farmer deserves safety gumboots that provide unrivalled protection, comfort and durability, and for the last 80 years and counting, we have made it our mission to deliver superior safety boots to agricultural workers across South Africa and beyond.
In 1940, Wayne Safety started manufacturing gumboots in KZN, starting a long tradition of designing and creating superior quality gumboots made boasting a range of safety and comfort features. Guided by the needs of workers at the heart of various industries, we have dedicated ourselves to perfecting the art of safety gumboots, and today, Wayne is one of the foremost PVC and PU gumboot manufacturers in Africa.
Since those early days in KZN, we have focused on what we do best – gumboots, and gumboots only – allowing us to emerge as leading pioneers of innovation and quality. Our commitment to agricultural workers, coupled with our own experience in the field, has seen us dedicate ourselves to finding solutions to all the hazards you face every day, while ensuring all-day comfort and protection.
Our range of superior quality agricultural gumboots have been specifically designed to protect you against the hazards you face in the agricultural industry. With lightweight comfort, maximum slip resistance, resistance to oils, fats and chemicals and more, you can trust that your boots will give you maximum protection in harsh conditions. Our agricultural boots have a unique tread groove design to deliver maximum soil release, ensuring consistent grip, cleaner boots and reliable safety.
Our Egoli boots have been trusted by those working in various agricultural environments for decades. The new and improved Egoli 2 features PVC uppers for optimum flexibility and abrasion resistance, nitrile PVC soles for durability and protection, and a cleated sole design for SRA level slip resistance.
The Wayne range of PU gumboots offers a variety of enhanced features and benefits, with a longer lifespan, a lightweight, comfortable feel, and maximum resistance, flexibility and strength. A unique tread-groove and depth gives our PU boots the highest possible SRC slip resistance rating. Optimum hygiene is ensured through the boot’s moisture wicking functionality, and anti-microbial and anti-fungal treatment; and a lightweight composition paired with a unique footbed results in all-day comfort. Our PU gumboots are flex tested to over 900 000 flexes with no significant deterioration – that equals around 720km of walking with no signs of stress.
Over the years, we have worked on reducing our carbon footprint in line with our objective of sustainability, and today we produce 35% of all our gumboots from recycled materials. Our Duralight 1 is well-respected in agricultural sectors and incorporates a mix of virgin and recycled PVC that results in a superior, yet cost-effective, recycled gumboot upon which our customers can trust and rely.
Another firm favourite for farmers across SA is the Gripper, appropriately named for its high slip resistance. Made from recycled PVC for optimum flexibility and abrasion resistance with no compromise on quality and performance, you’ll benefit from a cleated sole design for maximum soil release, and optimum resistance to water, liquids, fats, oils, and more.
Our claim of superior quality gumboots is not all talk – we back it up with international accreditations to give you the peace of mind you need. Our gumboots are compliant with all safety standards and regulations, and are manufactured in an ISO 9001 accredited factory to ensure unrivalled quality. This has allowed us to compete with international brands and broaden our global footprint to over 40 countries worldwide.
We were the first gumboot manufacturer in Africa to install our own PVC compounding plant which allowed for greater quality control and a quicker manufacturing process. In 2014, Wayne became the first (and proudly remains the only) PU gumboot manufacturer in Africa.
After 80 years of specialised gumboot manufacturing, innovation and technical achievement, Wayne remains a proudly-South African company that supports and services the local economy, establishing ourselves as part of the history of our great country and continent. Our gumboots are proudly manufactured in South Africa, and are available in a variety of colours, cuts and lengths to suit your needs.
Today, Wayne is the number one choice in Africa for PVC and PU gumboots, with farmers and agricultural workers choosing Wayne for the ultimate in comfort, durability and protection. Since 1940, no other manufacturer on the continent has supplied more industrial and safety gumboots into the African market, and there’s a reason we’re trusted by workers across the continent – and beyond.
View all our superior quality gumboots at www.wayne-safety.com and make the smart choice today.
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