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International Journal of Interdisciplinary Research

Table 3 Wearing evaluation of protective footwear for firefighters in Korea

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

Classification N (%)
Injury experience when worn
 Yes 181 (41.61)
 No 254 (58.39)
 Total 435 (100.00)
Injury type in wearing
 Foot sole pain 95 (39.26)
 Blister 30 (12.40)
 Foot edema 26 (10.74)
 Foot paresthesia 22 (9.09)
 Skin red dot 13 (5.37)
 Toe overlap 10 (4.13)
 Burns 2 (0.83)
 Others 4 (18.18)
 Total 242 (100.00)
Elements of wearing inconvenience of shoes for firefighters
 Material 93 (52.84)
 Size 40 (22.73)
 Design 23 (13.07)
 Foot specificity 6 (3.41)
 Others 14 (7.95)
 Total 176 (100.00)