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What’s The Difference Between ASTM F2412 and ASTM F2413 Rating Standards?

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ASTM, or the American Society for Testing and Materials, is an organization that works to set safety and technical standards for a variety of products and materials, and production systems and services. The two most common standards, ASTM F2412 and ASTM F2413, both denote important factors.

  • ASTM F2413 covers the minimum performance requirements necessary for workplace footwear and are in place to protect workers from the many hazards that can lead to injury.
  • ASTM F2412 focuses on the test methods and equipment that scientists use in lab-testing footwear to make sure it’s adhering to ASTMF2413 safety and performance requirements.

ASTM standard testing includes a variety of important safety testing, including: 

  • Impact resistance.
  • Compression resistance
  • Metatarsal protection
  • Electric hazard resistance
  • Static dissipation
  • Puncture resistance

When shopping for work boots,  seeking out ASTM certification means that you’re purchasing a product that adheres to strident safety standards. 

Why the Marin Composite Toe Is The Perfect Work Boot

The Brunt’s Marin Comp Toe boots have been tested according to the most recent 2918 ASTM F2412 and ASTM F2413 standards, assuring maximum protection in accordance with the almost current performance requirements.

Important Safety Protection

What do the safety standardization and ASTM certifications offer? Buying work boots adhering to these protocols mean you’re getting three important layers of protection:

  1. Toe protection. According to the ASTM F2413 standard updated in 2018, footwear must meet impact and compression requirements, before even being tested for any other ASTM standards. The Marin Comp Toe protects your feet from falling objects that can lead to injury. Anyone who works with heavy tools and equipment knows how much it can hurt when you drop a heavy tool on your foot. And equipment malfunctions can seriously injure you, if you’re not properly protected. That’s why having the right work boot is essential for any worker. 

The Marin Comp Toe work boot is designed with these factors in mind, and is guaranteed to withstand impacts of 75 pounds, in line with ASTM F2413 standards. 

  1. Compression resistance. The Marin Comp Toe also meets the compression resistance requirements of the ASTM F2413, and the safety standards established by ASTM F2412 third-party laboratory testing. These boots can withstand the weight of 2,500 pound, protecting your feet from heavy objects dropping or rolling over your feet–your toes will be protected.
  2. Protection from electric shock. In addition to testing for impact protection and compression resistance, the ASTM F2413 also requires that footwear be audited for their effectiveness in protecting workers from electric shock. (It’s not uncommon for many employers to require that their employers wear electrical hazard boots while on worksites.) 

The Marin Comp Toe is designed with non-conductive materials and shock-resistant soles. Safety is as important as comfort, and the Marin boot is designed to offer both—even protecting workers from incidental contact with electrical circuits or parts. (Contact with circuit parts that may have otherwise led to serious injuries, if normal work boots were worn.)

If you work in places electrical hazards are likely to occur, the Marin Comp Toe is a smart work boot option.

The Marin Comp Toe Work Boot Isn’t Just Safe and Durable, It’s Comfortable, Too

In addition to meeting ASTM F2412 and ASTM F2413 standards, the Marin Comp Toe also scores high for comfortability. Key features include:

  • Lightweight design. If you spend hours on your feet and maneuvering around work sites, chances are you’re on your feet all day, walking, bending, climbing, and more. If your boots are too heavy, you can quickly become fatigued and not perform your job well (or safely).

The Marin work boot is made with composite materials that are both strong while remaining light and easy to wear. You can spend hours in these boots without noticing they are on your feet. They really are that light.

  • Slip resistant soles. If you work in environments that have unstable surfaces—like sand, dust, and gravel—being sure footed is essential. Plus, if you work at job sites prone to wet floors and areas where you can lose traction due to oily or greasy surfaces, you need slip-resistant work boots like the Marin Comp Toe to give you stability.

The Marin Comp Toe work boot is built with rubber soles and designed to have a reliable, slip-free tread. This makes it difficult to lose your footing in water or on wet surfaces and fall.

The specially designed Marin boot soles create friction to firmly grip the ground or floor, even if you’re working on wet or sticky surfaces. These boots provide comfort, balance, and stability—no matter the conditions or terrain you’re working in.

  • Waterproof. Sometimes you can’t avoid wading through mud or puddles of water at a job site, especially in winter, but this doesn’t mean you have to walk around all day with soaked feet and boots. 

The Marin Comp Toe can help you avoid all that discomfort. With triple-layer waterproofing, these boots won’t get soaked and your feet will stay dry all day, in all weather and conditions. The Marin Comp Toe is also designed to be breathable, so your feet won’t get damp from sweat either. 

Final Thoughts

ASTM F2412 and ASTM F2413 are important safety standards to look for when shopping for the right work boots. And BRUNT Workwear’s Marin Comp Toe is a top choice for tradespeople and electricians today.  BRUNT’s line of products adhere not only to the safety standards of ASTM, but they’re also incredibly comfortable.  See the below table for a list of BRUNT boots that meet these safety standards. 

To learn more, be sure to read our ultimate guide to Marin work boots.

PreviewNameFeaturesWhere To Buy
Versatile
The MARIN Comp Toe
The MARIN Comp Toe
  • 6-inch height
  • Composite safety toe
  • Oil and slip resistant
  • Triple-layer waterproofing
Buy on BRUNT
Ankle Protection
The MARIN 8
The MARIN 8" Comp Toe
  • 8-inch height
  • Composite safety toe
  • Oil and slip resistant
  • Triple-layer waterproofing
Buy on BRUNT
Extreme Environments
The PERKINS
The PERKINS
  • 6-inch height
  • Composite safety toe
  • Electrical hazard-rated
  • Triple-layer waterproofing
  • Oil and slip resistant
  • Heavy-duty traction rubber outsole
Buy on BRUNT
Extreme And Lightweight
The RYNG
The RYNG
  • 6-inch height
  • Composite safety toe
  • Electrical hazard-rated
  • Triple-layer waterproofing
  • Oil and slip resistant
  • Extra durable heel and toe cap
Buy on BRUNT
Made For Movement
The RYNG Low
The RYNG Low
  • 4-inch height
  • Composite safety toe
  • Electrical hazard-rated
  • Oil and slip resistant
  • Extra durable heel and toe cap
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Made For Logging
The DISTASIO
The DISTASIO
  • 9-inch height
  • Composite safety toe
  • Electrical hazard-rated
  • Triple-layer waterproofing
  • Oil and slip resistant
  • Lug soles
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All Occasions
The BOLDUC
The BOLDUC
  • 9-inch height
  • Composite safety toe
  • Electrical hazard-rated
  • Triple-layer waterproofing
  • Oil and slip resistant
  • Rounded toe and relaxed fit
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