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Security shoes. Tips to choose the most suitable



In certain jobs, it is convenient change our shoes for a safer one, in order to preserve the safety of our feet, in addition to complying with the regulations current of the company. It is still believed that these types of shoes are heavy and uncomfortable, but over the years have improved comfort and ergonomics for the user, offering wide variety of models on the market.

 

In this article we analyze what you have to take into account to choose the right safety footwear, as well as the parts that make it up and how to minimize the risk of foot problems.

 

Different boots to work with the characteristics of safety footwear

 

HOW TO CHOOSE SAFETY FOOTWEAR?

 

If you are going to spend many hours with this shoe, it is essential to take into account all the following to choose the most suitable for you:

 

- ACTIVITY

It is important to adapt the characteristics of the footwear according to the work to be carried out and the current regulations in each sector. 

 

- SIZE

Make sure you choose the correct size. In addition, it is advisable that you try it on at the end of the day when the foot is more dilated and try both feet, since there is always one somewhat larger than the other.

 

- WEIGHT

As far as possible, it will be convenient to choose the one that is lighter, since our foot is going to spend many hours with it on.

 

- PERSPIRATION

The ideal is to wear safety footwear in which the foot don't "overheat" too much and lower the temperature thanks to the materials themselves.

 Man tying a safety boot together with a helmet and gloves

 

- PROPER CLOSURE

With this measure we prevent the entry of foreign bodies inside the shoe.

 

- IMPERMEABILITY

This characteristic is very positive since prevents liquids from penetrating the shoe.

 

– FLEXIBILITY

If possible, choose safety shoes that allow the foot to move normally y comfortably, thus avoiding possible aches and pains.

 

- QUALITY GUARANTEE

Make sure that the selected footwear has the quality guarantee, certified by the manufacturer in the technical sheet or by the materials described.

 

These recommendations will prevent us, to a certain extent, from injuries and problems that affect our feet and even other parts of the body such as the knees, hips or back.

 

Safety boot on a nail put in a wooden board

 

4 CHARACTERISTICS OF SAFETY FOOTWEAR

 

El Safety footwear has some fundamental aspects that protect the foot against possible accidents at work (impacts, compression, puncture and chemicals, as well as other "special"), many of them more frequent than we think. It is interesting to highlight some such as:

 

1. PROTECTIVE TOE CAP

prepared to prevent heavy objects fall into the toe area, being able to damage or injure them.

 

2. NON-SLIP SOLE

designed to generate adhesion on different surfaces, avoiding slips and falls.

 

3. ANTI-PERFORATION INSOLE

Inner template with reinforcement to prevent sharp objects get stuck in the sole and can reach the foot.

 

4. ANTISTATIC SOLE

Sole with properties for avoid electrical accidents.

 

– Others such as: Resistance to oils and hydrocarbonscold insulation, Heat resistance, etc.

Characteristics of safety photos in an infographic

 

It is advisable to take into account all the aspects discussed in this article, in addition to go to the podiatrist so you can check if the safety shoes is suitable for the morphology and function of the patient's foot, as well as perform a complete biomechanical study of the tread in order to detect any anomaly.

 

In the event of any problem or inconvenience, perhaps the solution is some Podoactiva custom templates or just follow some of the recommendations individualized indicated by the specialist.

 

At Podoactiva we can help you. Consult your nearest Podoactiva clinic HERE or contact us at 974 231 280 or Traves de info@podoactiva.com.

 

Dr. Aitor Perez

Responsible for Clinic Podoactiva Alicante

 

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