Why slip resistant shoes are vital
Our feet are the foundation of our body and the footwear we wear has a direct impact on the alignment of our joints and muscles. Wearing the wrong type of footwear or wearing inferior shoes that do not fit properly can lead to a host of problems, such as pain and inflammation, and will not offer the support you require for healthy body alignment.
For shoes that are worn all day like work boots or work shoes, it is vital to wear quality, correctly fitting footwear to assist with maintaining proper body alignment and overall foot and leg health.
Slip, trips and falls are a major cause of injury in the workplace. They account for more than 100,000 injuries and almost a million days' absence from work every year! Wearing slip resistant footwear is so very important for many reasons at work, but just as important to wear these types of shoes at play as well!!
Safety: Slip resistant shoes are designed to provide better traction and grip on slippery surfaces, such as wet floors, oily surfaces, or uneven terrain. By wearing certified slip resistant she wear shoes, you significantly reduce the risk of slipping, falling and sustaining injuries.
A recent NHS study foundpeople wearing certified slip resistant shoes had 37% fewer slips and about half the number of falls resulting from a slip, compared to those wearing shoes such as running shoes, or non certified footwear.
Workplace requirements: In many occupations and industries, slip resistant shoes are mandatory as part of safety regulations. For example, workers in health care, hospitality, retail, construction and manufacturing are often required to wear slip resistant footwear to minimise the risk of workplace accidents. By complying with these requirements, you help create a safer work environment for yourself and your colleagues (and your footwear may very well likely be a tax deduction!).
Versatility: Slip resistant shoes are not limited to specific work environments. They can be beneficial in various situations outside of work as well. For instance, they are useful when walking on wet or slippery surfaces during outdoor activities, such as hiking, camping, or even simple leisure walks. Slip resistant shoes provide added stability and confidence, allowing you to navigate different terrains more securely.
Long-term health benefits: Our range of slip resistant shoes come with features to enhance comfort and provide adequate support for your feet. Our quality shoes offer cushioning, arch support and shock absorption, which can help reduce foot fatigue, prevent joint pain and contribute to better overall foot health. By prioritising good quality, slip resistant footwear, you invest in your long term comfort and well being.
Remember, slip resistant shoes are just one component of preventing slips and falls. It's also essential to maintain awareness of your surroundings, clean up spills promptly and take precautions in slippery conditions.
It is also important to note, that there is no sole compound that is 100% non slip and the environment you're in determines the level of slip resistance and the design of the tread (eg. roofers need very small tread due to slippery metal roof sheets, where as construction workers need larger lugs on their soles due to uneven, often dirty or muddy grounds). Our footwear adheres to very strict global standard ratings and are independently certified (even our lifestyle shoes!).
You can read more about the certification requirements and the different levels of slip resistance here.
You can read about the NHS study here.