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Mongrel work boots

Now there’s a Mongrel that fits what you do !!

No one boot style is right for the wide range of work situations. That’s why Mongrel Boots have created a number of Special Purpose ranges with an even wider range of styles, to create boots that meet the special needs of our wearers.

Whichever range or style you choose, you are assured the latest technology plus individual features to enhance the boots ability to perform in your particular industry.

If you’re in the mining industry, or working in really tough environments, there’s our rubber soled extra spec SP>R series. If you need good ankle support but like many trades dealing with the general public, you need to take your boots on and off often – there’s ZipSiders – our SP>Z Series. SP>S is our lightweight Sport series with an aluminium safety cap and advanced duo colour sports sole technology. If you want a basic safety boot with value for money leather uppers in rugged hide, you’ll like our Trade range – SP>T Series. And if you don’t need steel toe-caps – there is SP>N, our non-safety protective range.

We’ve also matched a whole new range of innersoles under the brand name OrthoTec. Now OrthoTec combined with your choice from the Mongrels SP Series range will result in the perfect boot for you, your feet and the job you do.



Quality TPU and Rubber Soles

The new range of Mongrel Boots feature high quality materials required to meet the purpose to which the boots have been designed. These high quality materials include long wearing rubber soles for tough work environments, a variety of leather upper grades matched to the need for performance and sole designs created with traction needs of a wide variety of occupations in mind.


Usage Information

Mongrel Safety Boots

These Mongrel Safety Work Boots are made to Australian Standard AS/NZS 2210.3.2009 Class1* and are a basic safety boot marked category SB. The boots are certified by TUV Rhineland Australia P/L, Mongrel Safety Boots are suitable for general industrial and agricultural use. The boots will feature either a TPU/PU sole or a Nitrile Rubber PU sole which have specific usage conditions. The sole type appears on the boots and on the inner tag.


The maximum temperature in which TPU/PU soles can be used – intermittent contact up to 130°c and continuous contact up to 110°c. Chemical contact – avoid use with strong acids and alkalis >10% concentrations such as hydrochloric and sulphuric acids and caustic soda. The soles are oil resistant.

Nitrile Rubber/PU

For Nitrile Rubber/PU soles – the maximum temperature for usage range is up to 300°c. The sole is acid, oil and heat resistant. The boots have a removable inner sole. For safety certification all testing is carried out with the inner sole in place and the boot should only be used with the inner sole in place for maximum safety – in particular shock absorption. Should the innersole need to be replaced it is important to purchase one of a similar standard. Replacement innersoles can be purchased from sales outlets carrying the Mongrel Boots range. A list of stockists is available via our website –

Unauthorised alterations

Any unauthorised alterations to footwear such as mechanical stretching or adding vent holes are discouraged as they may

  • · take the footwear out of compliance with this standard
  • · void any approval or certification of the footwear
  • · reduce the effectiveness of the footwear.

Where alterations of the footwear are contemplated, advice should be sought from the manufacturers and approving authorities.

Comfort and safety

It is essential that the boots are properly fitted for maximum comfort and safety. Of special importance is to allow room under the cap for your toes to move. Your toes should not come into contact with any part of the toe cap. You should allow around 5mm between your toes and the back of the cap. Your heel should fit neatly into the back of the boot so that when walking, your boots do not move up and down on your heel. The boot should fit comfortably around your foot.

Maximising the life of your Mongrel boots

Store in dry and well ventilated environments – air conditioned environments are ideal. Drying your boots should be at normal room temperature. Avoid forced heat drying and direct sunlight. Regular cleaning is recommended. Remove dirt and grime from the upper with a damp cloth and then apply boot polish or dubbin depending on leather type. With suede or nubuck leather, clean with a suede or nubuck brush. Soles should be cleaned regularly with water and allow to dry.The life of your boots is related to the working conditions to which they are exposed, the care you give them and frequency of use.

* Only applies to Mongrel Safety range.