The footwear must adjust the shape of the foot and not the other way around. Choosing the right size in width and length will hugely ensure the success of the shoes. For this, we must consider the following:
10 Tips For Proper Safety Shoes
Try your shoes on both feet
Since the feet differ to a greater or lesser degree, it is understandable to try shoes on both feet, stand, and try shoes well and firmly.
Try them with the socks you wear regularly
The type of stockings or socks you’re going to use with the footwear is convenient to use. If you try it with thick socks, the shoe may be too big for you. If you try it with thin stockings or nothing utterly, it can squeeze you and create annoying wounds. Think about what kind of socks or stockings you usually wear and try them on.
The best time of day is late
Keep in mind that the legs load later in the morning than in the morning, so they tend to be more swollen. It is advisable to use these at the end of the day, so we do not find that the footwear presses on us later.
Check the distance with toes
Check that the length is correct. Ideally, in women, the longest toe is 0.5 cm from the end of the toe. In the case of men, this distance should be about 1 centimeter.
See that the fingers have enough room
Ensure the toes are high enough so that your toes do not go over them.
Eyes with shoe width
If you notice that very marked marks appear on the side, it is a sign that the shoe is getting stiff, and we are not choosing the perfect width. If we can pinch the skin about 5mm or see many folds while flexing the foot, it is a sign that the shoe is much more spacious.
Check the length and width
Remember that choosing the right size depends on the combination of length and width. Therefore, you can use a larger size if the width is smaller, and conversely, with a larger width, you can wear a smaller size than usual.
We should keep in mind that the usual size is indicative, and it may vary by a larger or smaller number, depending on the manufacturer, model, and finish.
The shoes fit your feet
Make sure the wide part of the foot matches the wide part of the shoe.
The little finger should not be mounted on the front finger. Ensure that the little toe is not pressed on the partners, being the fourth because it will be a vague sign that the shoe is narrow.
The heels should sit well
Make sure the ankle sits properly behind the foot so that it does not slide forward.
Problems that occur if you don’t wear proper safety footwear:
- Sprains, fractures, and broken bones can happen on slippery floors, congested hallways, or anywhere with insufficient lighting. Office workers are seriously at risk for this accident.
- Electric shock is caused by direct contact with static electricity or sources without using indicated safety footwear. Construction workers and electricians are often the victims.
- Cuts, lasers, and broken toes can result from working with chainsaws and lawnmowers without safety shoes.
- Broken legs, broken bones, and toe dislocations are common issues in construction, logging, fishing, and oil drilling operations.
- Chemical burns and splashes of molten metal or other combustible and explosive substances are common injuries in mining, heavy metal production, and chemical production.
- The cost of these injuries is too high for companies, so strict policies are needed to implement necessary safety measures in the workplace. Recent analysis indicates that foot injuries were reduced by 60% in Canada when safety footwear was introduced as a mandatory measure.