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Your Feet and the Elements
Tips for Protecting Your Feet
The good news is that the above conditions are almost entirely preventable with the right footwear and safety precautions. Here are some of the best tips for devising a foot protection plan that excels:
Dress Like the Professionals — Although it may cost a bit more, you’ll get the best level of performance, quality, and longevity from boots made specifically for professionals who work outside in demanding conditions. For example, police boots are made of ultra-durable, all-weather materials that protect like your best pair of winter boots but perform like your favorite sneakers, so you can maintain your agility and speed —because cops need to be able to sprint on a dime. You can expect this level of premium quality by brands like Danner and Bates. Keep your eye out for boots labeled “tactical” or “duty” for warmth coupled with top-notch performance.
Focus on Fit — Arguably, fit is equally as important as warmth and protection. Ill-fitting shoes are some of the most common contributors to injuries, including sprains from little support and ingrown toenails, corns, and calluses from footwear that’s too small or too tight. Your all-weather performance boots should fit snugly but not tightly, with no slipping, sliding, or pressure at any point on your foot.
Don’t Skimp — Have you ever heard the rule: Never skimp on anything that separates you from the ground? Keep this in mind when you’re shopping for rugged, all-weather boots. You need boots that excel in warmth, traction, water-resistance, and comfort. And getting all of these things with a single pair will cost you more than $100. Signs of a good pair of performance winter work boots include a waterproof (not water-resistant) rating and anti-slip soles of man-made material.
Have a Separate Pair for Summer — If you work outside, hunt, hike, or tinker around the house with tools when it’s warm out, it’s key that you have a good pair of boots that protect your feet but don’t cause excess heat and sweating. Obviously, it doesn’t make sense to wear your triple-insulated winter boots when you’re mowing the lawn, so you should have a good pair of warm-weather work boots in your stash as well. Look for shoes that have breathable mesh and lightweight materials for summer wear.
Socks Matter — Depending on who you ask, socks may be even more important than the right pair of boots, especially when it comes to keeping feet warm and dry. They can also help ensure that your boots fit properly by adding more or less wiggle room inside. In extreme cold, be sure to select moisture-wicking socks made from insulating materials, such as merino wool or a high-performance synthetic. In hot weather, stick to performance synthetic materials, as wool tends to get saturated with sweat faster than man-made fibers.
Protecting Your Feet: The Takeaway
So, what’s the takeaway? Make sure that you spend time and a little extra money to protect your feet. This goes especially if you need warmth, comfort, and performance for work or outdoor adventuring. It will be well worth your while to have a pair of high-quality boots and socks when the unpleasant weather strikes. So be sure to do your due diligence before making this crucial apparel decision. ~ Nature Outside, Mark Hedman