How to take care of safety shoes

Safety shoes are the most important part of personal protective equipment and play an essential role in worker safety. However, daily use of safety shoes, depending on the environment and nature of the work, can make the shoes less durable. Outside environments, harsh working conditions, chemicals, mud, or corrosive materials that you come in contact with are all factors that negatively affect the performance of safety shoes. That is why they must be cleaned regularly to ensure their efficiency.
Daily maintenance of shoes is easy and anyone can do it alone. The best way to dramatically increase the life and performance of your shoes is to clean them regularly every day.
Here are some tips for proper care and how we can extend the life of our work shoes, stay tuned.
1.Do not apply too much pressure when cleaning the shoes, especially when the shoes are new!
2.Our feet produce heat and moisture. These are factors that can affect the durability of safety shoes (as well as the spread of bacteria that cause foot odor). Change your shoes at the end of your workday. Shoe soles should be dry. Let the soles dry in the open air! There is no need for a heat source to dry the shoes and only open-air is enough!
3.Always loosen the shoelaces completely before removing the shoe and use the shoehorn both at home and work, as this protects the heel part of the shoe from damage and brittleness prematurely.
4.Clean your shoes every day! Remove dust and seams at the top and bottom. Remove stones that are in the grooves of the sole and can cause gradual wear. You can use cleaning brushes to clean the crevices of the sole to check for signs of shoe wear (cracking, peeling in the area between the sole and the upper material, any seams).
Leather-soled shoes can only be cleaned with a damp cloth and suede shoes with a soft brush. Do not forget to always keep your shoes dry!
5.Always have a pair of safety shoes available! For the shoes to dry well and reduce the problems caused by excessive sweating, it is important to use a second pair of shoes.
6.Use a sponge soaked in warm water to remove stains that are easier to remove. To remove stains that are difficult to remove, you can dip a soft cloth in a little white vinegar and use it to clean.
7.To clean the leather, you can use a cotton swab soaked in water and cleansing milk and clean the surface of any dirt with slow movements.
8. Do not use a damp cloth to clean suede shoes! Only use brushes with plastic bristles that have good density. For stains that are difficult to clean, you can use special suede cleaners. If you do not manage to remove the stain with the mentioned items, soak a sponge cloth in some vinegar and gently wipe the stain with it.
9.If your job is to deal with oil stains, it is recommended to use cotton soaked in cleansing milk.
10. Never use strong cleaners to remove dirt or stains!
11. If you use work shoes in harsh and humid environments, you should use leather wax. In this way, the shoes remain flexible and waterproof for a long time. Especially in the winter when the shoes are exposed to snow and mud, try to soak them regularly in leather wax.
12.Do not allow shoes to dry near heat sources or in direct sunlight. This will cause them to become brittle and cracked!
13. Safety shoes should never be washed in the washing machine unless explicitly stated.
Proper care of safety shoes is not just a matter of beauty and hygiene, but also a matter of safety and the effectiveness of a protective standard.
Your shoes ensure your safety and protection in the workplace. Take good care of them!
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