- Wear the correct shoes for any event. Good walking shoes provide more comfort and better balance.
- Wear hiking shoes or boots in rough terrain.
- Different sports activities call for specific footwear to protect feet and ankles. Use the correct shoes for each sport. Don’t wear any sports shoe beyond its useful life—generally after 800 kilometres of use.
- Wear safety shoes if you’re in an occupation that threatens foot safety. There are specific safety shoes for a variety of on-the-job conditions. Be certain they are fitted properly.
- Always wear hard-top shoes when operating a lawn mower or other grass-cutting equipment.
- Don’t walk barefoot on paved streets or sidewalks.
- Watch out for slippery floors at home and at work. Clean up obviously dangerous spills immediately.
- If you get up during the night, turn on a light. Many fractured toes and other foot injuries occur while attempting to find your way in the dark.
Source: B.C. Association of Podiatrists