In BGR 191 (German trade association rules for safety and health at work), the use of orthopedic insocks in safety shoes and the individual adjustment of safety shoes has been clearly defined since January 2007. Other countries have separate national regulations. Thus, it is not allowed to use privately bought insocks in safety shoes anymore, as it was practiced before.
Mainly, BGR 191 regulates that each change of safety shoes must not affect the safety-relevant characteristics and must be tested as a complete system. This test has to be done by an official testing institute which must be accredited for the certification of safety shoes.
Together with our orthopedic partners, Baak makes sure that the most common orthopedic modifications (orthopedic insocks and shoe adjustments) are possible for a large number of Baak models and are certified as a system.
So we can assure that after the orthopedic modification, these Baak safety shoes still comply with the EN ISO 20345 standard and offer the same protection as before.
Together with our partners Springer and Wurzlbauer, we provide you with orthopedic insocks and guarantee:
The procedure is the following:
With the following symbol, you can recognize which Baak ranges/models are certified for orthopedic insocks.
In the Baak - BGR 191 – overview you can see which insocks correspond to which style.
Either insock Basic AS und Comfort AS by Springer and/or
insock PedESD, PedESD Dia, PedESD Sensomot 1 and PedESD Sensomot 2 by Wurzlbauer.
For the most common adjustments, Baak offers certified solutions in cooperation with Wurzlbauer: Sole elevation in the ball section up to 15 mm
Sole elevation in the heel section up to 30 mm
Inside and outside edge elevations
Rolls for ball and metatarsus
In the Baak - BGR 191 – overview, you can see which models are certified for orthopedic adjustments.
Orthopedic adjustments are made exclusively by Wurzlbauer.
The orthopedic blanks are available here:
Springer Aktiv AG
Lengeder Straße 52 · 13407 Berlin
Phone +49 30 490003-0 · Fax +49 30 490003-11
Wurzlbauer, Schuhe + Orthopädie
Ringstraße 12 · 84347 Pfarrkirchen
Phone +49 8561 98879-0 · Fax +49 8561 98879-29