Our Reputation Is No Accident

For Over 85 Years We've Been On The Job With You.

HYTEST has been paving the way for innovation in safety footwear services and products since 1933. Our extensive distribution network services all 50 states and Puerto Rico to help you put your best foot forward. Our Shoemobile® Service Fleet has grown to over 250 stores-on-wheels delivering products directly to workers.
We are committed to developing and incorporating the latest technology in our footwear to protect workers from foot injuries without sacrificing comfort. Wherever workplace conditions present hazards to workers’ safety, HYTEST goes in feet first to show that our reputation is no accident.
1933

International Shoe Company launches the HYTEST Safety Shoe Company offering a line of nine styles of steel-toe work shoes.

1939

The first HYTEST SHOEMOBILE hits the street, bringing work shoe stores on wheels right to the doorsteps of customers' workplaces for the first time.

1953

HYTEST develops the WORLD'S FIRST METATARSAL GUARDS, later becoming mandatory in many plants.

1980s

HYTEST innovates safety footwear with internal metatarsal guards to eliminate the problem of tripping or snagging with external guards.

1984

HYTEST introduces its Clincher sole, a big step toward improved slip resistance.

2001

HYTEST launches FootHolds™ slip resistant footwear.

2010

HYTEST partners with XRD® to bring extreme internal metatarsal guard protection to its line of footwear.

2016

HYTEST designs the FootRests® XT line with the innovative Nano Technology toe, the lightest safety toe available without sacrificing protection.

1937

HYTEST develops anchor flange for the bottom edge of steel toes, preventing steel toes from shifting, cutting or depressing under sudden impacts.

1952

HYTEST introduces men's dress-style safety shoes, doing double-duty for managers and supervisors required to wear dress attire who are also exposed to workplace hazards.

1954

HYTEST introduces its Lady HYTEST safety shoe line for WOMEN ENTERING THE AMERICAN WORKFORCE during the post-WWII industrial boom.

1983

HYTEST introduces its first Seal-Flex vulcanized shoes which are more comfortable, flexible, durable and slip resistant. These soon become a bestselling HYTEST line.

1986

HYTEST DEVELOPS THE FIRST ELECTROSTATIC-DISSIPATING (ESD) safety footwear with a patented conductive insole. Numerous workplaces today require such footwear both for worker safety and preservation of their products' quality.

2010

HYTEST becomes the only full-service safety footwear distribution network servicing the 48 contiguous states.

2015

HYTEST patents its SUPER-GUARD X metatarsal guard system, unique in its contoured shape and flexibility to maximize comfort.

2018

HYTEST introduces FootRests® Xergy™ Technology, which uses an anti-fatigue foam midsole that absorbs shock and returns energy.

HyTest Safety Foorwear Network
The HyTest Safety Footwear Network — including our over-the-road Shoemobile® Service Fleet — spans the entire continental United States.
Wherever you're located in the US, we can serve you the way you need to be served. Promptly. Efficiently. And expertly. Period.

Our Service

Best-in-class distributor partners with coast-to-coast retail stores, 250+ Shoemobiles® and extensive footwear options to get the right safety footwear onto workers’ feet as quickly and simply as possible.

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Our Technology

We’re constantly working to make sure our boots and shoes are up-to-date with the latest in safety technology, from flexible met-guards to shield a worker’s foot, to energy-returning midsoles for maximum comfort on the job.

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Our Products

With a comprehensive assortment of safety boot and shoe styles, we have footwear options for every work environment and every conceivable hazard from the ankles down.

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