There are plenty of different types of safety shoes, each one designed for specific uses. Below are some of the biggest considerations you need to make when buying new safety shoes for hiking, with examples to give you a starting point for your search!
Despite their frequent use in the workplace, safety shoes are also often used for hiking as the enhanced protection can be very useful.
In this case the most important consideration is that the shoe fits well and feels comfortable. This is because a good support of balance when hiking will help prevent slips, trips and falls along your walk, which is the most common form of injury. In addition, wearing safety boots with outsoles appropriate to your environment will also prevent you slipping. Good ankle support can prevent many sprains and strains.
We all know that cold weather can lead to injuries such as frost bite and hypothermia, so when choosing shoes, special care needs to be taken. This is especially true when you are going to be constantly exposed to the elements and not all footwear is waterproof or insulated. It’s important to choose a shoe that provides protection against the cold, rain and snow, if you are going to be hiking in bad weather, so be sure to select shoe options that are suitable.
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