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SAFETY SHOES 

Foot trouble can be as painful as back trouble.  You will not get much of an argument about how important your feet are to the type of life you lead and to the kind of living you earn. But fortunately, where arguments usually start is when you discuss the necessity of foot protection. 

As important as our feet are to us, there are still many people who insist that they don't want to wear safety shoes, because they are too ugly, too heavy, too uncomfortable, too expensive, and so on. 

In reality, none of these complaints are justified. The safety shoes available today match most other shoes for comfort, appearance, and, in most cases, price too. So, really there are no valid excuses for not wearing safety shoes when the situation calls for it. 

Actually, it's a good idea to wear safety shoes whether they are specified for your job or not. It is now recognized that safety lenses in glasses are important both on and off the job, and the same theory is gaining in popularity concerning safety shoes. 

There are many types of safety shoes, the most common being the safety toe shoe. Then there are shoes that have flexible steel insoles to prevent punctures by nails, and there are metal instep guards, safety boots, plastic shoe covers and many others. All these features combat the crippling and common job injuries of smashed toes and feet and nail wounds. 

The condition of the shoes is also important. Soles that are worn thin can be easily punctured by sharp objects, or a painful bruise can result if you step on a stone. 

Rundown heels can cause you to lose your balance and fall or perhaps turn your ankle. Shoe laces should not be too long, as obviously they create a tripping hazard. 

"Nobody can touch our shoes for smart, sharp, up-to-the-minute styling combined with proven protective features like our patented steel toe caps. Plus solid comfort features like soft grain leather ripples, sweat resistant linings, cushion heel pads and more". 

But safety shoes, like other protective equipment, must be worn to be effective. So why take a chance on ruining a good thing, namely your feet? Wear safety shoes. 

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