Safety shoes for sweaty feet

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On the market there is a wide choice of safety shoes, and at first sight they look all the same, but actually there are big differences between the various types. In this article my goal is to give you some advice about the best safety shoes for sweaty feet.Safety shoes for sweaty feet - safetyshoestoday

I will try to give you an idea of what kinds of problems can be solved or avoided by using certain kinds of safety shoes.

I am sure that this article will help you to choose the ideal model of safety shoes for your sweating problem.

If your feet sweat excessively, regardless of the temperature, you may suffer from hyperhidrosis, a disorder that can be very annoying. However, wearing the right type of safety shoes and taking special care of your feet can help control this problem.

Safety shoes for sweaty feet: causes and symptoms

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There is a difference between sweating a lot under normal circumstances (by heavy work or when it’s very hot), and sweating because of hyperhidrosis. For those who suffer from that disorder, normally the sweating starts all of a sudden and for no particular reason even in everyday life. Hyperhidrosis is caused by an excessive stimulation of the sweat glands in the feet, and it gets worse when the person is feeling nervous or anxious. This overstimulation can happen for a series of reasons, including menopause, thyroid problems, previous heart attacks or some infectious diseases.

The best type of safety shoes for sweaty feet

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When you’re off the clock, podiatrists recommend to be barefoot wherever possible: that allows the feet to breathe, which prevents excessive sweating and bad odour.

At work you should wear safety shoes made of porous (hence breathable) materials, such as cloth, fabric, and some types of breathable leather, like perforated sued leather. You should avoid cheap leather shoes because low-quality leather tends to be little breathable. This also applies to the materials of the linings and of the insoles. Boots of polymers should always be avoided, because those materials tend to trap heat and moisture, so worsening the symptoms of hyperhidrosis. Wearing open safety sandals is a great option, if they’re allowed at your workplace.


Safety shoes and socks to be preferred

Besides the above-mentioned tips, a good strategy is owning two pairs of safety shoes and rotating them so that you never wear the same pair two days in a row. Moreover, you should pay attention to the socks: choose ones made of natural fibers like cotton, because they’re more breathable than nylon and other synthetic materials. If your feet sweat excessively, you could consider washing them several times a day, even during work, and bringing a change of socks to work. If you don’t want to buy two pairs of safety shoes, another option is to get several insoles and alternate them. All these tricks will help keep your feet fresh and dry.


Take care of your feet

Medical treatment also exists, however in some cases minor changes in your lifestyle, some life hacks and wearing the proper kind of safety shoes can suffice to keep this annoying condition under control. Against bad odor and moisture there are sprays and powders to be applied before wearing your socks and shoes. Washing your feet daily with an antibacterial soap right after getting out of the shower can also be useful.

About 5% of the world population – that is more or less 367 million – have sweating problems.

Often who suffers from excessive sweating also encounters collateral problems, such as athlete’s foot, fungal infections and cold feet.

Some more advice for those with sweaty feet:

  • To combat hyperhidrosis a well-organised lifestyle is necessary. Start following the following tips:
  • Wash your feet often and dry them accurately
  • Use antifungal powders
  • Choose the appropriate type of safety shoes

Your feet contain about 250.000 sweat glands: how can you make sure they don’t get excessively busy? Choose breathable safety shoes, because they’re comfortable, fresh and they ease the symptoms of hyperhidrose. Sprays and roll-on are of help because they temporarily block gland activities. Use them before wearing your safety footwear.

  • Wear the right socks
  • Change your socks more than once per day and bring a spare pair with you at work.
  • Buy some insoles and alternate them
  • Absorbent and breathable materials represent an additional defense against bad odor and excessive sweating.

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Safety shoes for sweaty feet: Conclusions

Those were some tips to choose the right type of safety shoes for sweaty feet.

If you follow some of this advice and you choose the suited pair of safety shoes for your needs, you will feel more comfortable at work.

I guarantee you that if you wear the right kind of safety shoes you will live a better working 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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