Safety shoes against hammer toe

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Safety shoes against hammer toe

On the market there is a wide choice of safety shoes, and at first sight they look all the same, although there are actually great differences among the various types. In this article my goal is to give you some advice about the best Safety shoes against hammer toe.Safety shoes against hammer toe

I will try to give you an idea of what problems can be avoided by using the right kind of safety shoes.

I am sure this article will be a big help to you so that you will be able to choose the perfect pair of Safety shoes against hammer toe for your problem.


Hammer toe

Safety shoes against hammer toe

Hammer toe is a deformation of the toes which normally is due to an overstraining of the metatarsal area of the foot. It’s a rather common diseases which mostly affects women. It causes pain, and must be treated immediately to avoid a surgical procedure. Often hammer toe isn’t the cause of the problem, rather a symptom: in most cases it is caused by bunions (Hallux valgus) or high arches (Pes cavus).

Hammer toe is a deformation which makes the toes bend forwards at the joint level, until they look crooked.


Symptoms of hammer toe

The most common symptoms are the following:

  • Pain, swelling and reddening, during or right after an activity
  • Inability to extend the toes completely, although moving them is possible


Safety shoes against hammer toe: recommended products

Safety shoes against hammer toe

The term “hammer toe” refers to a very frequent deformity of the phalanx of the toes. Your safety shoes should have the following characteristics:

  • a wide toecap: normally the widest are those made of glass fiber;
  • of size Mondopoint 11 or even better 12, which normally have wider toecaps and uppers;
  • made of soft leather or fabric, even knitted or crocheted
  • the shoes should better have a quick closing system, such as Velcro, Lock System or Boa System, so you will be able to adjust them even several times during day’s work.
  • Tight toecaps, toecaps and shoes with a flattened shape, pointy shoes and shoes made of very rigid materials (especially in the toecap area) should be avoided; you should prefer safety shoes with large toecaps and made of soft materials such as good leather or textile, to reduce the friction of the skin.




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Safety shoes against hammer toe: Conclusions

Those tips will help you to find the perfect type of Safety shoes against hammer toe for your problem.

As soon as you learn the ropes and you get the right safety footwear for your needs, you will experience better comfort at work.

I assure you that if you wear the right type of safety footwear you will live a better work experience.

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Robert Frog
I was born in London in 1975 and still live here. I could define myself, summing up in a few words my long working career, a great expert in the field of foot and foot problems. Immediately after graduating in Motor Science I started working in an orthopaedics in which orthotics were made to measure for people with foot problems. In 1999 I was hired as Key Account Manager in a well-known chain of safety footwear and other personal protective equipment. Among my clients I had several industries, which I visited regularly to understand the needs of workers, both in terms of protection and comfort. During these years I have consolidated my knowledge on foot problems. Furthermore, I studied carefully the products I proposed: attending courses, participating in trade fairs and, often, accepting the invitation of manufacturers to visit the factories. I was thus able to observe closely the techniques and materials used to produce the best safety shoes. Since 2015 I have been collaborating with the PPE Academy for the content of Safety Shoes Today.

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