Last Updated April 03, 2018
Whether it’s for work or general safety, it’s valuable to know how to make shoes non-slip. If you frequently find yourself around wet or greasy floors, non-slip shoes can come in very handy- and are often mandatory if it’s in the workplace. Below are some required tips on how to make the shoes you already have slip resistant. By doing this, you’ll save money and potential time spent recovering from a slip-related fall.
#1. Scuffing the sole of your shoe.
It can be pretty helpful, especially if you’re in need of improving the traction of work shoes or boots that you already own.
When you scuff the bottom (or “sole”), you’re giving it traction, which is essential when converting it to a non-slip shoe. To do this, try scraping the sole of your shoe on an abrasive surface like gravel of rough concrete. It’s important to note that new shoes can be extra slippery because it likely still has a smooth sole.
You’ll need to break in your shoes and then scrape/scruff it to make it more slip-resistant.
Using these six tips can save you time and money when trying to make your shoe slip-resistant. Greasy and wet floors are the cause of many workplace injuries. To avoid becoming an injured worker, it’s important to make sure you know how to make shoes non-slip.
You’ll be protecting yourself from the pain of a fall, and you’ll comply with your employer who more than likely requires you to have slip-resistant shoes.