The colder months are here! With the large amounts of snow covering our roads and lands, we must know how to protect our feet against this harsh season. That is why you must choose your winter boots wisely. Gladly, we have all the tips and tricks to make it easy and enjoyable for you. Just read what’s next to find out more!

COMFORT ABOVE ALL

The methods to help you choose the best boots are very similar to those you would use to select the most comfortable shoes. Indeed, it would be best if you chose a boot that is well suited to your feet’s shape and that it is neither too big nor too small. As for the length, you can simply insert your finger behind your heel and assess the extra space available. That will help you select the right size for you. When it comes to the width, you still have to make sure to choose a boot that will suit your feet’s width. Although this is a simple concept, it is often easy to forget.

IMPERMEABILITY IS KEY

A good pair of winter boots should have a weatherproof membrane. Whether your feet come in contact with the snow, rain, or typical spring weather, your feet can remain dry! It would be best to choose a model with insulating material to protect you from the cold. For example, Thinsulate is an insulating synthetic fibre that retains the heat well. The 3M company marketed this process to make life more enjoyable during every season (Source: https://www.3m.com/3M/en_US/thinsulate-us/).
Next time you go shopping, do not hesitate to ask for a pair of boots that showcases this property.

TEST BEFORE YOU BUY

Good news! Take this test to find out which shoes (and boots) are the best for you! irst, a boot should not flex at the foot’s arch but rather at the forefoot, which is where your toes end.That way, you will gain better stability. For better support, the base of the heel should be stiff, not too flexible. Finally, a boot should not be too floppy and give way to excessive twisting. Also, a rigid torsion should provide you with a better alignment of the foot.

A TASK TO PRIORITIZE

Taking care of your feet is much more important than you might think. After all, they are the basis of your posture and even your entire body. For this reason, we invite you to think about these few tips next time you go shopping. For those of you who wear foot orthotics, remember to bring them with you as their shape can impact the type of boots you can buy.

Finally, if you experience discomfort in your feet, do not hesitate to make an appointment with your podiatrists. We will be happy to help you!