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Old 05-16-2017, 09:33 PM
 
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not sure if this is the right forum/thread to post in, but would like to know which brands of athletic shoes have the best traction on wet floor
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Old 05-17-2017, 09:08 PM
 
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Vans, especiallt the "classic" ones like the slipons or SK8HI. You know, the ones "jeffersondavis" has closets full of.

Worst, most basketball shoes including Nike Air Jordans. Nike Air Force One's are sort of better than OK.

You could also try something with a VIBRAM lug-sole.
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Old 05-18-2017, 05:46 PM
 
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not sure if this is the right forum/thread to post in, but would like to know which brands of athletic shoes have the best traction on wet floor
What kind of activities are you doing on a wet floor? Are you looking for shoes with good traction for outdoor running? Shoes with good traction for tennis on concrete? Can you be more specific. When you say "Wet floor" it sound like maybe its something INDOORS because people only refer to "floors" as indoors. Maybe indoor volleyball? Basketball?
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Old 05-18-2017, 07:44 PM
 
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Skechers makes shoes with good traction.
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Old 05-18-2017, 09:20 PM
 
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What kind of activities are you doing on a wet floor? Are you looking for shoes with good traction for outdoor running? Shoes with good traction for tennis on concrete? Can you be more specific. When you say "Wet floor" it sound like maybe its something INDOORS because people only refer to "floors" as indoors. Maybe indoor volleyball? Basketball?
actually, i work in healthcare, and have to assess how patients bathe/shower themselves, hence the need for shoes that have good traction on wet floors. and not just that, athletic leather shoes so at least it'll repel some of the spray. i usually end up with wet socks after two showers, and i typically do 2-3 in a day, ~3x a week. i do have zippable shoe covers that i use on weekends when i mostly do bathing assessments and they have better traction on wet floors than any of my current athletic shoes, but not on weekdays when i have to transition from non-bathing treatments to bathing assessments within 5 minutes between patients, and those shoe covers are not easy to put on/take off, especially when wet.
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Old 05-21-2017, 03:18 PM
 
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i need athletic leather shoes that have the traction of these:

https://www.amazon.com/Benran-Covers...1PP&th=1&psc=1

i'm surprised actual shoes don't have this kind of traction. i just tested a newly bought kids reebok (just regulation athletic school leather shoes) but still slippery on wet floor
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Old 05-21-2017, 06:24 PM
 
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i'm surprised actual shoes don't have this kind of traction. i just tested a newly bought kids reebok (just regulation athletic school leather shoes) but still slippery on wet floor
Do you need actual athletic shoes, or can you get slip resistant shoes like what kitchen staff and servers wear? They come in all different styles if you want the look of athletic shoes. When I worked in restaurants I always bought these shoes from Wal-Mart for under $20. They worked just fine on wet kitchen floors.
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Old 05-21-2017, 07:10 PM
 
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Do you need actual athletic shoes, or can you get slip resistant shoes like what kitchen staff and servers wear? They come in all different styles if you want the look of athletic shoes. When I worked in restaurants I always bought these shoes from Wal-Mart for under $20. They worked just fine on wet kitchen floors.
it has to be athletic shoes (not just the look of athletic shoes) since i do a lot of very physical activities when treating/evaluating patients. at the same time, they have to be leather, or water resistant, so i won't end up with wet socks after doing two bathing assessments.

thing is too, i have very small feet. i need size 4 for ladies, size 2 for kids.
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Old 05-21-2017, 07:56 PM
 
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The best shoes for slippery floors are Crocs. They come in kids' sizes too. Is there any way you could change your shoes between the bathing assessments and the other part of your job? I've never seen a pair of water resistant shoes that wouldn't get soggy from water dripping in around the socks.
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Old 05-21-2017, 08:03 PM
 
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The best shoes for slippery floors are Crocs. They come in kids' sizes too. Is there any way you could change your shoes between the bathing assessments and the other part of your job? I've never seen a pair of water resistant shoes that wouldn't get soggy from water dripping in around the socks.
sorry, can't tolerate crocs. too uncomfortable.

i could carry a plastic bag around for extra shoes/socks, but a lot of times, i already carry a lot of stuff with me (a binder of paperwork, a basket of toiletries in case the patient doesn't have any), but i'll keep that in mind
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