How To Care For Your Feet

Feet are subject to a great variety of skin and toenail
disorders. Workers can avoid many of them by following
simple rules of foot care:

  • Wash feet daily with soap, rinse thoroughly and
    dry, especially between the toes.
  • Trim toenails straight across and not too short. Do
    not cut into the corners.
  • Wear clean socks or stockings and change them
    daily.
  • Some feet sweat more than others and are more
    prone to athlete's foot. Again, following a few
    simple guidelines may help:
  • Select shoes made of leather or canvas – not
    synthetic materials.
  • Keep several pairs of shoes on hand and rotate shoes daily to allow them to air out.
  • For some workers, non-coloured woollen or cotton socks may be recommended since dyes may cause or aggravate skin allergies.
  • Use foot powder.
  • If problems persist, see a doctor.
Sole Comparison Guide
Sole Composition Slip Resistance Heat Resistance Cut Resistance Abrasion Resistance
TPU High density Thermo Urethane with a soft/low density Polyurethane mid-sole Good slip resistance on clean dry and wet surfaces Not recommended for wet soapy surfaces To 140°C Good resistance to sharp objects which may cause cuts Excellent abrasion resistance
DDPU High density Polyurethane base with a soft/low density Polyurethane mid-sole Good slip resistance on clean dry and wet surfaces Not recommended for wet soapy surfaces To 140°C Poor resistance to sharp objects which may cause cuts Excellent abrasion resistance
PVC High density Poly Vinyl Chloride sole Good slip resistance on clean dry and wet surfaces as well as wet soapy surfaces To 100°C Good resistance to sharp objects which may cause cuts Good abrasion resistance
PVC Blend High density Poly Vinyl Chloride/Nitrile Rubber/Urethane blend sole Good slip resistance on clean dry and wet surfaces as well as wet soapy surfaces To 100°C Good resistance to sharp objects which may cause cuts Good abrasion resistance
PVC/Nitrile High density Poly Vinyl Chloride/Nitrile Rubber sole Good slip resistance on clean dry and wet surfaces as well as wet soapy surfaces To 100°C Good resistance to sharp objects which may cause cuts Good abrasion resistance
DD RUBB High density Nitrile Rubber base with a soft Rubber mid-sole Good slip resistance on clean dry and wet surfaces as well as wet soapy surfaces To 300°C Excellent resistance to sharp objects which may cause cuts Good abrasion resistance
RUBB/PU High density Nitrile Rubber outer with a low density Polyurethane mid-sole Good slip resistance on clean dry and wet surfaces as well as wet soapy surfaces To 300°C Excellent resistance to sharp objects which may cause cuts Good abrasion resistance
RUBB High density Rubber sole Good slip resistance on clean dry and wet surfaces as well as wet soapy surfaces To 300°C Good resistance to sharp objects which may cause cuts Good abrasion resistance
NITRUBB High density Nitrile Rubber sole Good slip resistance on clean dry and wet surfaces as well as wet soapy surfaces To 300°C Excellent resistance to sharp objects which may cause cuts Good abrasion resistance