In a nutshell, my question is that why does wearing shoes while dealing with electricity not get me shocked. Thanks u very much. i have my Ph.D exam in Physical Engineering, thanks 4 help?

1 Answer

To get a shock, you should complete the circuit. Your shoe is an insulator.


The bottom of the shoe is an insulator. It does not allow current to pass through to the ground. If you touch a live wire and you do not have contact with earth, you will not get a shock.

Otherwise, if you touch it without insulation, earth current will pass through your body and you will get a shock. Insulated shoes protect you from shock.

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