Embracing the wintery weather all comes down to one essential component – having a good pair of boots! Keeping your feet comfy, happy and cozy is so important for really being able to embrace that wintery wonderland without any discomfort.
But how do you find the right pair for you? Here are some points to keep in mind when shopping for your winter boots this year!
Every shoe that you wear should provide your feet with proper support. Think of how often your feet have to carry you around. So it’s no surprise how much they can ache without giving them what they really need to feel happy. When you find a pair of boots that are warm and cozy, don’t forget about that support factor, too!
If there’s one feature that every winter boot needs to have, it’s good traction. Walking along those icy paths, as your body tenses and you focus on not falling, are moments we’d all rather avoid. Walk in confidence with winter boots that will let you glide on by without that fear of falling face first.
Of course, what would be the point of investing in a pair of boots for the winter that couldn’t stand against those harsh elements? There’s nothing worse than having to walk around with damp feet after walking through slush. So always make sure your boots as resilient and will let that moisture bounce right off.
Concrete and pavement are not very forgiving surfaces, even when padded with snow. These surfaces cause stress and shock on your feet and joints. It’s helpful to keep an eye out for boots that have shock absorption built into the sole. This will help provide your feet with that extra layer of cushioning to ease those impacts and take the pressure off of your joints.
Finally, are they comfy? They may look great, or have the best lining and waterproof coating to make them impenetrable to just about anything, but if they’re not comfy, walk away!
So before you buy a pair of boots for the winter, think about how much those boots can make or break your wintery experience. Comfort and support are vital. Begin with those two priorities and then work down the list to ensure that you’re equipped with a pair of boots that will keep your feet and toes happy, comfortable and warm this season. A professional shoe fitter will help you find the right winter boot that is comfortable, supportive, and stylish.