Wayne Safety started manufacturing gumboots an incredible 80 years ago, with Wayne Rubber producing rubber gumboots in KZN. This began a long tradition of manufacturing superior quality gumboots and serving workers right at the heart of industry. Today, Wayne is the largest and leading PVC and PU gumboot manufacturer in Africa.
Since 1940, we have focused on what we do best – gumboots, and gumboots alone – allowing us to emerge as specialists in our field and pioneers in both innovation and quality.
Wayne has become a firm favourite in some of the toughest industries. Miners have worn our iconic Egoli gumboot for almost 40 years, fondly referring to them as ‘mdala-scathu’ (mdala iscathulo), which loosely translates to “the old-timer shoes”, because they have stood the test of time.