Wearing proper clothes to keep you warm will also keep you from falling.
- Hat: Most injuries to fallers who required transport by ambulance are head injuries. Protect your head by wearing a hat, preferably a heavy woolen one that can absorb impact. A hat that covers your ears also helps to keep you warm.
- Gloves: Putting your hands in your pockets reduces your ability to react, thus increasing your risk of injurious fall. Wear gloves when going out. Choose warm waterproof ones made from leather or polyester and lined with furry material. For the best protection, wear gloves that extend to cover the wrist.
- Footwear: Your choice of footwear is the key to avoiding a fall. The residents of snowy regions wear non-slip shoes in winter. You could purchase such shoes upon arriving in Sapporo, or if you’re traveling for only a few days, you can use non-slip attachments that easily mount on your shoes. These are sold at department stores, supermarkets and shoe stores in downtown Sapporo. Non-slip attachments also are available at souvenir shops at New Chitose Airport, newsstands and convenience stores.