Special for Hostelry Industry
As promised, we continue talking about the advices that provides the “Recommendation guide for the selection of ergonomic work shoes”. We dedicate this entry to the most suitable shoes for the hostelry, such as waiters, cooks or maîtres.
Some of these workers have to spend long hours standing (also the shop assistants) o go continuously from one place to another to make sure they attend to our requests on time, such as waiters. If the establishment has a terrace, they go in and out all the time, and if the floor is wet, (mopped, rain …) they may slip.
All the previous explained involves making movements and having unconfortable positions that forces the body; at the moment, nobody normally pays attention to minor pain, but in the long term, they can lead to these consequences: start having back ache, foot overload, swelling or fatigue.
¿Which technical and ergonomic requirements should meet the shoes to guarantee the correct adaptation to hotel and catering jobs?
Some advices from the Guide are:
The shoe last should be wide so that it can adapt correctly to the shoe, as the foot changes its shape in every movement and needs space to keep the comfort. It should also allow the lengthwise . This can also be meet with a soft cutting material.
To improve stability, the “wide part of the back shoe and the lower part of the heel should be equal, to provide a good and stable base and reduce the impacts in the heel of the foot”. Have a look at Zeddea’s catalogue and choose the heel that suits you better for your job.
The problem of foot overload and back aches is solved distributing the overload pressures with soles that are not too hard and viscoelastic innersoles in the heel’s part. Our innersoles provide this requests: they are padded in the back part and breathable to avoid that humidity is accumulated inside the shoe. This ensures the comfort that experts recommend and a longer durability. Have you tried them?
The experts of this guide have considered that “the shoe is continuously summoned to repetitive movements and the presence of polluting elements that wears away the material ”, making the instep, the toe and the sole are the most affected. How avoid it? Reinforcing the toe and the instep.
An ideal type of shoes for cooks are the rubber clog shoes: they have a flat cut, they are easy to clean and the back strip together with the rounded shape of the heel allow to adjust perfectly the foot … Using this shoes, the hostelry professionals will perform their work without having to worry for their feet (or even to have slippery issues, a common thing that happens when we are in a hurry!)
If you work in the sector or you know somebody related to it, think twice if you take these advices: at work we should be taking care of our duties and not to the pain that they are causing us.
Do not hesitate in contacting us if you have any question!