Special for Hostess & Stewardess
Today we bring you some of the recommendations from the PDF that we already talked about in our Twitter account: “Recommendation guide for the selection of ergonomic work shoes”. It has been written by the Centro Tecnológico de Calzado de la Rioja (CTCR) in English “Technological Shoe Center of La Rioja” and the Instituto de Biomecánica de Valencia (IBV) in English “Biomechanical Institute of Valencia” , which ensure that these advices and recommendations come from experts in the field. You have to be very careful with the information that you can find about bodily health: do not believe everything that we read on the internet, even if we read the information in several pages. We can have a bad scare.
The use of comfortable and ergonomic work shoes at your job is a sign of good health and efficiency, which means that has to be adjusted with the work environment, type of working activity, environmental elements and our features (age, gender, wether it exists foot problems or not…).
We are going to focus in giving advices to stewardess, congress or event hostesses, but later on we will also summarize the most important recommendations for the hotel industry professionals, security forces, industry and construction amongst others. ¡Keep on reading, it is very interesting!
For stewardess, congress or event hostesses, this Guide recommends us “a comfortable shoe that avoids having pain and the apparition of callus in the sole”, because we remain a long time standing, and then we suffer from back ache, swelling, fatigue and most importantly, foot overload. Moreover, we will need to bare with uncomfortable and forced positions (for example to be able to reach the tray to a passenger that is out of reach) and also lower pressures, such as itchy feet.
Recommendations to correctly chose our work shoes?
When talking about the inner part of the shoe, they recommend to have a completely smooth one: the creases and the seams could cause rubbing or pain after a while.
The shoe last should be flexible to adapt to shape change and shoe volume along the day.
On the other hand, a soft inner sole or a good insole help to have a better distribution of the pressures of the bottom of the foot. When walking on a floor covered with a carpet, their professional advice is that the sole and inner sole should be made with antistatic material to avoid be exposed to static electricity after having being walking for a while.
In reference to the shoe heel, it should not exceed 30 mm high and its wide in the lowest part should not be too thin to provide a stable base to the foot heel. And the soles should be more rough in the back part of the shoes, to ensure we are safe and we will not slip when changing from walking from a dry floor to a wet one.