About Shoes For Crews

The original slip-resistant footwear since 1984.

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Shoes For Crews was founded in 1984

Foundations of Shoes For Crews

Over 35 years ago, our founder Stan Smith observed an increase in workplace injuries caused by slips and falls and saw a need to develop a solution that would eliminate the problem. 

In 1984, the Shoes For Crews brand was formed, and our slip-resistant outsole technology was invented. Since then, we’ve safeguarded millions of workers and helped thousands of businesses save money on workers’ compensation costs across the globe.

With over 280 styles for men/women in the athletic, casual, dress and safety categories, today, Shoes For Crews is the industry standard and trusted leader in safety footwear solutions for more than 150,000 enterprises around the world. We are dedicated to delivering high-quality footwear for your entire team, ensuring that they are safe at all times!

Expanding into the European Market

In 2001, Shoes For Crews (Europe) Ltd. was founded in Shannon, Ireland, soon supplying a variety of slip-resistant footwear to the European market.

As the company grew, at the end of the decade we recruited and established talented sales teams in Germany, the United Kingdom and France. 

In 2011, to accommodate the expansion of the Shannon-based team, we relocated to a larger office space. During this time, we also moved and expanded our European distribution centre in Shannon.

Since 2010 Shoes For Crews (Europe) Ltd. has produced its shoe catalogue in 3 different languages (English, German and French) and maintained a multi-lingual customer support team in Shannon to meet the needs of those countries. In 2013, Shoes For Crews (Europe) Ltd. moved its distribution centre to Venlo in the Netherlands to meet the needs of its ever-expanding European business. 

In 2017, Shoes For Crews increased its customer care team to cover the Dutch market and formed a sales team in the Netherlands. In addition, to serve our customers as best as we can we started distribution of a Dutch version of the sales catalogue.

At the present time, with a dedicated Sales Team and Sales Support Team, Shoes For Crews (Europe) Ltd. continues to expand into new areas like Spain and Italy.
We currently have over 110+ slip-resistant shoe styles in Europe in our portfolio, with more to be added throughout the next few years.

Get Home Safe: Our Vision, Mission, and Values

At Shoes For Crews, our vision is to fit the world with safety footwear solutions. We’re on a mission to keep the workforce safe on the job with comfortable, quality protective footwear solutions—reducing accidents and saving money. Together, we walk our values on a Customer-Focused P.A.T.H:

  • Customer Focus — Build strong customer relationships.
  • Professionalism — Commit to mutual respect and reliability.
  • Accountability — Honor our promises, accept responsibility and ownership.
  • Teamwork — Work as a collaborative crew toward a common goal.
  • Honesty — Act and speak with sincerity and integrity.
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Our Technology: Where Safety & Comfort Unite

Comfort is just as important as safety in a work shoe. Year after year, Shoes For Crews footwear far exceeds the most stringent worldwide standards in slip resistance. We are constantly developing innovative solutions to improve the comfort of our shoes to keep your employees on their feet and performing at their highest potential. The three key areas that separate us from the competition are:




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We will help you to find suitable footwear for your team. We will give you all the support you need to help you drive adoption within your organisation and achieve your safety goals with style!

*Shoes For Crews (Europe) Ltd. reserves the right to evaluate your request and your professional project before accepting your request of a free pair of shoes. Our experts will contact you to find suitable footwear for your team before sending you a free pair to try. Please note this offer is not valid for retail customers and current customers of Shoes For Crews.

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