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International Journal of Interdisciplinary Research

Table 1 Satisfaction of protective footwear for firefighters in Korea

From: A study on the design improvement of protective footwear for firefighters

Classification N (%)
Frequency
 Worn very often 91 (20.92)
 Worn often 105 (24.11)
 Normal 170 (39.08)
 Hardly worn 49 (11.26)
 Never worn 20 (4.60)
 Total 435 (100.00)
Inconvenience of shoes for firefighters
 Weight 263 (24.40)
 Material 190 (17.63)
 Ankle 171 (15.86)
 Functionality 154 (14.29)
 Outsole 112 (10.39)
 Foot width 81 (7.51)
 Design 59 (5.47)
 Others 48 (4.45)
 Total 1078 (100.00)
Part to consider when selecting shoes for firefighters
 Functionality 294 (31.55)
 Durability 200 (21.46)
 Weight 197 (21.14)
 Size 92 (9.87)
 Material 44 (4.72)
 Design 36 (3.86)
 Brand 15 (1.61)
 Color 12 (1.29)
 Price 4 (0.43)
 A/S 15 (1.61)
 Others 23 (2.47)
 Total 932 (100.00)