When storms cause damage to the power grid and the fault is found, for example, in an electric pole that is out of reach of the cranes, pole shoes are the only way to get to the pole.
Electrical professionals rely on the sickle pole shoes, SIRPPI, we make, which are made of heat-treated boron steel. Heat-treated - hardened-boron steel withstands wear very well, so even hard use does not easily cause problems with the straps of the shoes.
Of course, storm damage is also suffered elsewhere than in Finland. Our pole climbing shoes are also being used in Europe and world-wide.