With all of the potential safety hazards in the workplace, feet are especially vulnerable to injury. Be it poor quality, wrong safety category or no protection against specific risks would certainly damage your feet. Foot injuries and conditions can occur if inadequate footwear is worn regularly. Cannot take this too lightly when you find that it is too tight, too short, the toecap is too small, uneven insole, or not breathable.

Footwear that is too tight, too heavy, rubs or has inadequate thermal protection can cause the wearer short-term discomfort and long-term health issues like RSI (Repetitive Strain Injury). Impact, compression, and puncture are the most common types of foot injury. Musculoskeletal disorders such as plantar fasciitis, fallen arches or flat feet are also common, with many cases going undiagnosed. Over time will experience secondary injuries to the knees, hips, spine and even the neck. Work boots and shoes that provide poor sole or heel support are one of the major causes of plantar fasciitis due to over-pronation of the foot, where the arches collapse and the feet “roll over” and elongate.