Because safety and style do not have to be mutually exclusive

Looks like a fashionable casual shoe, but is designed for work activities. (ZVG)

The design of the shoe is available in elegant black, white and red. The characteristic stripes on the side identify the low-cut trainer as a product of the Reebok brand. Its footwear is popular with people of all ages and has always been a tried-and-tested lifestyle accessory. But this shoe is not an everyday trainer — it is a work shoe. "And because it looks so fashionable, it is particularly popular with younger professionals — but they're not the only fans," says Tobias Gafner, Assistant Head of Personal Protective Equipment at Brütsch/Rüegger Tools. 

Classic trainer style on the construction site — while still offering full protection. (ZVG)

The right outfit for every task

In most cases, being "underdressed" is nothing more than a minor embarrassment. But at work, choosing the wrong clothing can actually be dangerous: those employed in workshops, on construction sites, at production plants or in warehouse buildings must always have one eye on ensuring adequate personal protective equipment. Brütsch/Rüegger Tools therefore offers a wide range of work clothing and protective equipment, from helmets and eye protection to all kinds of clothing (jackets, trousers, overalls etc.) to shoes in all sizes, for both men and women. You can find the entire range here.

In his role, Tobias Gafner is regularly scouting out new trends: "For example, at trade fairs, I get an impression of innovative new brands and their products," he explains. If the items impress him, he adds them to the range. Under Tobias Gafner's leadership, Brütsch/Rüegger Tools has been able to assemble one of the most extensive and sporty product sets in Switzerland, especially in terms of safety shoes. In addition to tried-and-tested brands from the safety shoe segment, the company also lists products from Puma and Reebok. Although these two global brands are mainly renowned in the leisure and sports sectors, they are also increasingly involved in the field of personal protective equipment. "Safety goes fashion," says Tobias Gafner with a smile.

Focus on functionality

Footwear from Puma and Reebok impresses with its casual trainer look. "But, of course, nothing is compromised in terms of functionality and safety," says Gafner. For example, the products from both brands feature non-slip soles, sturdy heel protection and excellent shock absorption. The fact that more and more well-known fashion brands are entering the work clothing market is only logical in the mind of the Assistant Head of Personal Protective Equipment.

"This industry is attractive and relies on a steady stream of new products." Companies, on the other hand, benefit from the fact that attractive garments have a greater chance of actually being worn.

Good support and stability are essential for every work shoe. (ZVG)

"Looks are particularly important to young people, which is why fashionable items are ideal for making their working lives safer."

According to Tobias Gafner, that is why Brütsch/Rüegger Tools is currently working on freshening up its range of protective clothing in all areas.

To ensure that the employees of customer companies find shoes that have the required protection class, the appropriate design and the appropriate fit in its vast range of footwear, Brütsch/Rüegger Tools provides a practical all-round service: Everyone can find their perfect footwear as part of a comprehensive consultation with qualified personal protective equipment experts (at the customer company's premises on request).

You have to be able to rely on the support of your shoes at all times. (ZVG)

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