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Choosing the right number or size of safety footwear is essential since we will spend many hours with it, in some cases spending more than 12 hours. Let us bear in mind that from the time we put on our shoes until we take them off, a few more hours pass than our working day.
We must bear in mind that the feet are one of the most delicate parts of the body and that if we neglect them, over time they will hurt, we will feel unwell and not only will we not be able to carry out our work in optimal conditions, but our health will worsen, thus affecting to all facets of our day to day, since we will have discomfort and we will not feel comfortable. In addition, in the long term they will lead to physical problems such as bunions, calluses or calluses, wounds, blisters, swollen feet, lower back pain, hernias, etc.
As you know, safety footwear, whether it is a work boot or a work shoe, always has a toe cap and a safety insole so that, unlike street shoes, it will not give way with use and the last will not give of itself, for this reason We must be clear about the correct number of our feet to prevent greater evils and that it is not an ordeal for us to have to wear work shoes with the wrong number every day.
Keep these simple tips in mind to choose the correct size of your safety footwear:
Buy the shoes at the end of the day. At night is when the feet are more tired and swollen, so we will choose better at this time than first thing in the morning.
Try the shoes on with the socks or tights you usually wear to work. Although it seems logical, not everyone does it. And of course they must be your size, not tight and not form folds that damage the feet.
When trying on safety footwear, push the foot to the beginning of it and then insert a finger between the heel and the safety shoe or boot, this is just the space that there must be to know that this is our correct number.
Take the time you need to choose your future safety footwear, try several models with the same number and check which one is more comfortable, avoiding anyone who rubs you or causes discomfort. It is advisable to take a few steps with them on, when you find your ideal shoe you will notice it right away.
When in doubt, always ask for a size number larger than the one you wear for street footwear (shoes, trainers or boots), this way you will avoid rubbing against the safety toe if one day for whatever reason your feet are slightly swollen.
Remember, the best footwear is the one that best adapts to our foot, and that best and safest allows us to carry out our daily work.
You can perform a sizing test through this printable pedimeter.