Which Slip Resistant Shoe Is Best for You?

If you’ve seen any of the infomercials about EVERFLEX slip resistant shoes or non-slip shoes, you may have seen the pitch: “Your feet are never slipping free again!” This is a great pitch, and there are some excellent slip resistant shoes on the market. However, it is also worth noting that every person’s feet are different and a shoe may work well on one person but not on another.

First, let’s consider the type of shoe, i.e. width, height, and grip. Every person has a different foot shape, and the kind of grip they have is different as well. For instance, if you have a wide foot or an extra-large toe, then you will want a more sticky rubber grip on your shoes. A narrower foot or an extra small toe will require a more floaty grip. This difference in grip needs to be taken into account when buying your new slip-resistant shoes.

EVERFLEX-slip-resistant-shoesOne important aspect of grip is called the “soles-to-ankle ratio.” The higher the ratio, the better traction you will get. Keep in mind that the larger your feet are, the more prone you are to bunions and other medial side problems with your feet. For this reason, you will want EVERFLEX slip resistant shoes with wide toe boxes and higher heels to offset this problem.

Now that you have the right size and type of slip-resistant shoes for your feet, it is time to look at the material your shoes are made from. While the cost of a good pair of shoes can vary widely, overall they are all fairly inexpensive. However, there are a few high-end materials that are better choices, such as suede and leather. Several pairs of slip resistant shoes are made from PVC, which is a man-made material that does have the advantage of being resistant to slip.

Your next consideration should be the thickness of your pair slip resistant shoes. If you are going to be out in wet environments and work areas where you may experience an accidental fall, then you will want a thicker sole. A thick sole will provide added traction so that you do not slide around. It may be necessary to spend a little more on a thick sole slip resistant shoes just to make sure that you have the best protection possible. Also consider if you plan to wear your shoes in an environment with a lot of walking or slipping, which could cause the shoes to wear out more quickly.