Whether you're in the office or out on the town, don't let slippery shoes make you walk wobbly, twist an ankle or fall flat on your face. Shoes without slip-resistant material can be annoying, embarrassing and downright dangerous. The good news is that you don't have to swap sexiness for safety.
During the winter months, and depending where you are in the UK, you may tend to see a fair amount of rain, sleet and snow. This weather can make travelling quite difficult, especially on foot! There are many different ways that we can reduce the slipperiness of our shoes — here are just some of them….
In the past, those who are part of the food service industries, as well as custodial employees, were the only ones required to invest in and wear non-slip or slip-resistant footwear. It was due to the need to reduce significantly the cost and frequency of injuries caused by slips and falls. However, in the recent years, more and more workers and employees are mandated to wear a non-slip shoe in the workplace.
Slippery sneakers can cause you a world of hurt--not to mention embarrassment--if you slip and fall. You can rough up smooth, slippery sneakers quickly and easily with a few simple techniques. Whether you are playing a pickup game of basketball or simply walking around the mall, these tips will help to keep you and your sneakers secure while you walk. Sand the bottom of your sneakers with sandpaper.
Falls and injuries often occur when people lose traction under foot when walking. Common causes of lost traction are slippery floors and slippery shoe soles. Slippery soles are usually the result of a shoe designer creating a shoe with a flat, un-textured sole design or slippery sole material.
If you don't even know what a cobbler is, this is THE instructable for you! Whether worn out, or horribly constructed, many soles of shoes die out, leaving them and you! Did you use this instructable in your classroom?
When you go shopping for shoes, you look at the most important things. The style. The height of heel.
Now that sweater weather is in full force, boots of all styles will soon make their way out of the dark depths of your closet. If your shoes aren't quite winter ready, hacks to make boots slip-proof will make your commute through the snow a lot easier— not to mention injury free. Whether you're facing fresh, powdery snow or trudging through layers of ice, having the appropriate cold weather shoes is a must.
Attire and Accessories New Discussion. November in Attire and Accessories. I found a pair of low-heel shoes that I really like, but when I tried them on the hardwood floor today they felt super slippery, like I was going to slide across the floor.
New shoes, especially those with plastic or leather soles, can have frustratingly slippery soles, as can older shoes that are worn smooth by years of wear and tear. As minor as it may sound, having slippery shoes isn't just an inconvenience — it's actually a major cause of injury, with over one million reported slip, trip, or fall injuries each year in the U. To make a new pair of shoes less slippery, start by rubbing coarse sandpaper or a nail file directly on the sole to create a rougher, more textured feel. Alternatively, you can scuff the soles on abrasive surfaces like concrete or gravel to improve traction.