Proper FootWear for Delivery Drivers.

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Delivering packages daily is a physical job that has you the delivery driver constantly on your feet. It can be especially painful being constantly on your feet for some people. That is why it is imperative that you understand the importance of proper footwear when out delivering. Why? Safety for self as well as performance of your job duties. However, the most important thing is preventative maintenance for foot injuries.

As delivery drivers we want to be comfortable out there in the field no matter what weather may come that day, let’s face it, that’s part of the job. For example, if you wear sneakers you may slip on metal surfaces, and most trucks have metal flooring. Another thing is low cut shoes that provide no ankle support for the individual. This can cause injury when coming in and out of the vehicle or going over sidewalks which may have uneven surfaces. Believe me, I know I’ve had those injuries in the past. So to pass down this knowledge to our new drivers coming into this industry please understand that protecting your feet from injury is imperative.

Remember even though we are just talking about proper footwear at this time there is a myriad of possible ways you can get a foot injury. I just want to stay on the topic of what is a good shoe for delivery drivers.

Top Items for Proper footwear (if I forget something let me know):

  • Lightweight in design
  • Anti-skid or slip-resistant (ice or metal surfaces)
  • Flexibility (bend with walking)
  • Breathable has many small holes
  • Waterproof is possible (or just spray it on)
  • Removable shock-absorbent cushioning (can buy)
  • Durable rubber sole
  • Longer laces to secure ankle
  • 3/4 cut shoe or hightop (your preference) these are safe
  • DO NOT BE CHEAP ON THE SHOES (MOST IMPORTANT PART OF UNIFORM – FOOTWEAR)
  • Shoe cleats if you want.

Here are some options for shoes even though there are many.

CLASH LT 6” BOOT.

Tactical Boot – Store Online

LINKS BELOW FOR YOUR VIEWING PURPOSES:

Police Officer and Tactical Boot.

Boots from LAPolice

Postal Delivery Shoes

Delivery Boots