Last year I was issued with a pair of safety shoes as my job requires some plant visits. They aren’t actually being used at all due to these reasons:
1. They’re too heavy.
2. They’re stiff!
3. They’re bulky.
So I use my regular rubber or leather shoes during those tours that I have to walk around. My regular shoes let me have the job done well.
So the safety shoes’ fate was to be stocked in my shelf for several months, in the hope of being used in the real world one day.
Until that day dawned when my friend needs a steel-toe shoes for her work, and I decided to give her my unused safety shoes. I gladly dug the safety shoes from the box…
And at long last I get to see the pair again!
They look so fresh and nice!
Unfortunately I noticed that they are making black smears on wherever they come in contact with. Something must have melted! Upon inspection, I found that the soles are now so soft like marshmallows I can tear them apart! They are greasy, thus the black smears.
At this point I can’t give it to my friend because a few steps wearing it would just frustrate her. I’m actually frustrated.
Do safety shoes really expire? What made it disintegrate like this?