# ESD Protection Shoes [closed]

Can ESD protection shoes be worn at any conditions (in relations to electrical / electronic systems). I understand ESD protection shoes / overalls are used against generating static on the body. But is the protection good, when user standing near HV systems or user getting an electric shock. I was curious and would like to get some information. Thanks for the help.

• They are to protect sensitive circuits and not to protect a person. Go google stuff. – Andy aka Mar 14 '18 at 11:52
• I'd have thought that the makers of the shoes would have something to say about it! – Leon Heller Mar 14 '18 at 12:02
• I think the OP is asking.... "If I wear ESD shoes am I at more risk of getting fried by the HV systems?" – Trevor_G Mar 14 '18 at 13:42
• ESD shoes are for ESD floors – Voltage Spike Mar 14 '18 at 15:35

You may be able to find shoes with both markings (depending on the standards that are met), but it's perhaps unlikely. The criteria for SD is$10^6 \Omega < R < 10^8\Omega$, and the criteria for shock protection is effectively R > 18^6 so there is a relatively narrow overlap. You should certainly not assume one is suitable for the other unless they bear genuine markings to indicate they have been tested.