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Gripper Socks

Special socks that have rubber gripping pads on the underside to prevent slipping. This is commonly used in the hospital when people do not have any footware with them, but can also be used within the home to decrease fall risks in some situations.

Advantages

  • allows one to walk on smooth floors when one does not have shoes
  • inexpensive

Disadvantages

  • may increase risk of falls especially for those that tend to drag their feet