The Foot and Ankle Institute of
South Florida

 


7000 SW 62nd Avenue
Suite 405
South Miami , FL 33143
305-662-1444

Patient Education
Work shoes are available in many shapes and have unique features and materials designed for specific occupations and uses. Thick leather boots with steel toe boxes can protect your feet. Boots with varying degrees of traction also are available.

The American Podiatric Medical Association offers the following guide that matches specific occupational hazards with work footwear:

Hazard Protection
Falling and rolling objects, cuts and punctures steel-toe safety shoes; add-on devices: metatarsal guards, metal foot guards, puncture-proof inserts, shin guards
chemicals, solvents footwear with synthetic stitching, and made of rubber, vinyl or plastic


























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