Let’s face it, when you hear “Safety Shoes”, you immediately think of ugly black shoes that weigh a ton and seems uncomfortable.
And the only other thing you know about safety shoes is that they have a hard toe cap.
But it is so much more than just a shoe to protect you from falling objects. Your feet need protection from all sorts of Hazards.
Losing a foot will cost you dearly, not only because of medical expenses but by your inability to work normally again.
Have you actually thought about what your 2 feet are made of, what its’ functions are?
Let me enlighten you J :
* “The human foot has 42 muscles, 26 bones, 33 joints, and at least 50 ligaments and tendons made of strong fibrous tissues to keep all the moving parts together … plus 250,000 sweat glands. The foot is an evolutionary marvel, capable of handling hundreds of tons of force — your weight in motion — every day. The foot’s myriad parts, including the toes, heel, and ball, work in harmony to get you from one place to another.”
Now considering the above, don’t you think protecting your feet is quite an important factor?
* “Many foot problems, including hammertoes, blisters, bunions, corns and calluses, heel spurs, claw and mallet toes, ingrown toenails, toenail fungus, and athlete’s foot, can develop due to neglect, ill-fitting shoes, and simple wear and tear.”
Before choosing a pair of shoes, you need to know the following:
- Measurements of both your feet. (it is often the case that the one foot is different in size from the other one)
- What is the function of the shoes you will wear? (Is it for protection, is for sport, is it for an event)
- What shoe features are you willing to compromise?
- Will it be more comfortable than Fashionable, or will you give up a bit of comfort to look good in a pair of shoes?
4. Then lastly but not the least… the price. Yes, shoes can become expensive, but then again… are you willing to have sore feet because the shoe was the cheapest?
Now that I have given you some Foot for thought, you can make a more informed decision about your shoes, and what to look out for in the Stores.
Shoes are not only Ladies’ best friend, it should be men’s bosom buddy too.
“To be happy, it first takes being comfortable being in your own shoes. The rest can work up from there.” Sophia Bush
In the next blog, we will go through the different types of Safety Shoes you get, and which one to wear for different occupations.
Now put your best foot forward and have a Spectacular Day!
* Accessed on 20/08/2017: https://www.everydayhealth.com/foot-health-pictures/common-foot-problems.aspx