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Orthopedic insocks

Baak safety shoes and orthopedic foot protection according to DGUV 112-191

In DGUV 112-191 (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, DGUV 112-191 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.

For Austria

So that the shoe fits you right.

For Austria the ÖNorm Z 1259 standard is valid. It differs from the German DGUV 112-191 standard only in two aspects: 1. According to EN ISO 20345, the shoes must comply with the highest slip resistance category SRC. 2. ¾ insocks are not allowed.

All Baak certified orthopedic insocks are normal insocks. Thus, the category “slip resistance SRC” is the only distinctive feature for the Austrian market. Most of the Baak safety shoes comply with this highest anti-slip category. You can find the styles which fulfill these Austrian standard requirements in the Baak – DGUV 112-191 – overview.

The four steps to orthopedic insock

Take your DGUV-Rule 112-191 certified Baak safety shoe and your prescription to the orthopedic shoemaker or medical supply store of your own choice.

The orthopedic shoemaker orders the correct blank for you according to the prescription. Please have a look at our website: here you see which orthopedic insock is certified for which shoe.

The orthopedic shoemaker modifies the blanks according to your individual needs.

The standard insock will then be replaced by your new insock.


This symbol indicates which BAAK series/models are generally certified for orthopaedic insoles. The BAAK – DGUV Rule 112-191 – Overview indicates which insoles may be used with which model. Either insole Basic AS and Comfort AS from Springer and/or insole PedESD, PedESD Dia, PedESD Sensomot 1 and PedESD Sensomot 2 from Wurzlbauer and/or Bauerfeind.

The orthopedic adjustment (modification of the sole)

For the most common adjustments, BAAK offers certified solutions in cooperation with Wurzlbauer:

> Sole elevation in the ball section up to 10 mm
> Sole elevation in the heel section up to 30 mm inside and outside edge elevations
> Rolls for ball and metatarsus

In the BAAK – DGUV 112-191 – overview, you can see which models are certified for orthopedic adjustments.
Orthopedic adjustments are made exclusively by Wurzlbauer.

The orthopedic blanks are available here:

Bauerfeind AG

Triebeser Str. 16, D-07937 Zeulenroda-Triebes

+49 3662866 – 1000

+49 3662866 – 1999

Springer Aktiv AG

Lengeder Str. 52, D-13407 Berlin

+49 30 490003-0

+49 30 490003-11

Wurzlbauer, Schuhe + Orthopädie

Ringstr. 12, D-84347 Pfarrkirchen

+49 8561 98879-0

+49 8561 98879-29

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