02 Apr|Categories: News
Tips for Properly Fitting Safety Footwear
If you're spending 8-12 hours a day wearing safety footwear - you want to be comfortable. But finding footwear with built-in cushion isn't the only way to assure your feet will feel great after a long shift. It is extremely important that your safety footwear fit properly.
When purchasing safety footwear we recommend having your feet measured by a professional. It is important to have both feet measured regardless of whether or not you have worn that same style or products from the same manufacturer before. We recommend having your feet measured often because feet can change over time in length and width. Always stand during the measuring process.
When trying on safety shoes it is important to make sure that you have enough room in the toe box. While leather will stretch and soften with wear - a safety toe will not. Make sure your toes aren't rubbing against the safety toe. If needed, our sales associates are able to recommend styles that have wider safety toe caps to allow for more room. You also want to make sure that the ball of your foot is in the widest part of the shoe.
Walk around in the footwear or move in positions that you would be in during a normal work day. This will give you an idea of how the footwear will perform at work. When trying on any footwear - you want the footwear to feel great right out of the box. Don't buy a style that feels like you need to "break in" in order for it to feel good.
Are you looking for dressy safety shoes to be worn in an office setting? We have a great selection for men and women from brands like Ariat, Carolina, CAT, Keen and more!
Stop by a Vanderloop Shoes store or our safety footwear truck and let our fit specialists help you find the ideal pair of dress safety shoes for your work environment and foot needs.
Or visit our website and shop in the oxford or slip on categories.
The Brannock Device is the industry standard foot measuring tool. It is used to measure the length, width and arch height of the foot.
It was invented by Charles Brannock in New York in 1927.