This specific issue was probably caused by not wearing actual shoes, so any quality shoes would work.
This can happen even with good shoes, so it is good to learn ukemi.
Years ago I fell hard twice at the same job, or maybe I should say fell with a lot of force but landed softly. People were supposed to inform other employees after they mopped the floor but some dopes did not. Once I had to answer the phone and the other the door. Both times I ran to answer it and slipped and flew into the air, landed on my back, and got up without any injuries, not even any slight pain. My co-workers had their eyes and mouths wide open and asked if I was hurt and were surprised when I casually continued to answer the phone or door. I was wearing New Balance both times. I've seen people on martial arts forum complain about classes starting with ukemi, saying ti has nothing to do with martial arts.
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