While wearing winter boots will keep your feet warm and dry, it is important to follow a few simple tips to ensure you are not actually damaging your feet this winter.
- When trying on boots, bring the type of socks you will be wearing with your boots.
- Tightness in the toes is never a good thing. Squishing your toes for too long can lead to corns, blisters and neuromas.
- Your feet swell throughout the day so go shoe shopping later in the afternoon
- Most boots don’t allow your feet the best arch support or the roomiest feel so giving your feet a break by rotating the shoes you wear is important to prevent injury.
- Rotating your shoes will also give your boots time to air out and prevent odor from developing.
- Always wear clean and dry socks to prevent foot fungus, especially in shoes like boots that rarely receive any air flow.
Get Some Support:
- Slipper-like boots might be comfortable and in fashion, but they have hardly any support for any part of your foot. These boots are basically socks with a hard bottom sole. When walking around in these boots for long periods of time, the lack of support allows your foot to slide around in the shoe and can flatten your arch.
- Since these shoes are already so sock-like, some people do not wear socks with these boots. The prevalence of moisture and the lack of socks makes these boots a perfect breeding ground for odor causing bacteria and foot fungus.
Have A Happy Feet Day!