Dear Islamic brothers! Wearing a pair of footwear is a Sunnah of the Beloved Rasool صَلَّى اللهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم. Our feet remain safe from getting hurt by thorn and pebble piercing etc. Moreover, other benefits of wearing footwear will also be obtained. Following are some manners and Sunnahs of wearing footwear:
٭ The Beloved Rasool صَلَّى اللهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم has stated: Use footwear abundantly because as long as one wears it, it is as if he rides [on something] (i.e. feels less tired). (Sahih Muslim, pp. 894, Hadees 5494)
٭ The Beloved Rasool صَلَّى اللهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم has stated: When anyone of you wears shoes, he should start from right side; and when he takes them off, he should start from the left side so that the right foot could be first when wearing and last when taking off. (Sahih Bukhari, vol. 4, pp. 65, Hadees 5855)
٭ Before wearing shoes, shake them out so if there is any insect or a pebble etc., inside, it may be removed.
٭ Though it is permissible to wear footwear of any colour, but it is better to wear the footwear of yellow colour, as Sayyiduna ‘Ali کَـرَّمَ الـلّٰـهُ تَـعَـالٰی وَجۡـھَـهُ الۡـکَـرِیۡم has stated: One who wears shoes of yellow colour will experience less anxieties. (Tafseer Nasafi, part 1, Al-Baqarah, Taht-al-Ayah: 69, pp. 58)
٭ Use thumb of left hand and the finger next to it for picking the shoe in use.
٭ A man should wear male shoes and a woman should wear female shoes.
٭ When you sit down, take off your shoes. This practice will make your feet feel comfortable.