At first glance, safety shoes from safety shoes shop (ร้าน รองเท้า เซฟตี้ which is the term in Thai) aren’t much different from an ordinary pair of sneakers. However, they have multiple roles that we will try to present to you. So, you should know that there are safety shoes for many professions and that depending on the use, the characteristics and protections will not be the same; it is logical.
- The Protective Shell
It is a shell, often metallic, placed at the end of the shoe to protect against crushing. If a heavy object falls on the tip of the foot, the toes will not be crushed. In industry, this also protects press-type machines if you have forgotten a piece of your foot in it.
We can no longer count the number of times it has saved us from great pain on our self-construction site. When we carry pieces of wood, pallets, breeze blocks, all the time, one moment or another, there is necessarily something that ends up escaping us and that comes crashing down on the tip of the foot.
Another advantage of the hull is that it can rest heavy objects on the tip and facilitate recovery with the hands when carrying them. By resting the heavy object on the tip of your foot, you can quickly run your hand under it to pick it up.
- Reinforced Sole
The sole like safety shoes steel toe (รองเท้า หัว เหล็ก which is the term in Thai) can be more or less reinforced to avoid perforation. This is useful, for example, if a nail or a screw has been left on the ground with its head up. Thanks to the sole, even if we walk on it, it will not cross the shoe and pierce our feet, which would be rather unpleasant.
If we are a little meticulous, we could say that we do not leave nails lying on the ground and even less the point in the air. But in practice, it can happen even with care.
For example, when we worked on our roof, perched on scaffolding more than 6m high, we had to drop nails and screws several times without doing it on purpose. In these cases, we don’t waste 15 minutes going back down directly to look for what has fallen. If it falls on the grass, the tip can end up in the most dangerous direction, and finding it can be as complicated as finding a needle in a finisher. In short, you understood it, it can happen, so it is better to protect yourself.