Firmer Footing for Women in Manufacturing

January 29, 2020

Xena Workwear, a Milwaukee, WI-based manufacturer of safety shoes for women, has introduced steel-toe boots for workers unwilling to settle for bulky offerings. “Too often, men’s safety boots are sized down and offered to women in stereotypically female colors, but they were not designed for us,” says Xena founder Anastasia Kraft. “Not having professional-looking footwear makes it nearly impossible to dress well and feel confident.”

The Gravity steel-toe footwear are ASTM-certified and OSHA-compliant; impact-, compression-, chemical- and oil-resistant; weigh less than 3 lb.; and are cut for a woman’s foot with an ergonomically lightweight structure that provides enhanced heel and arch support.

Kraft and her team closed on seed funding that will help Xena expand its product portfolio from adding variants of the Gravity model to introducing an all-new fashionable boot. Also on the horizon: women’s work blazers with purposeful compartments for storing rings, phones, earplugs and safety goggles.

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See also: Xena Workwear

Technologies: Safety


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