Style & Beauty
Give Foot Problems the Boot
10/2/2017 10:42:48 PM
Give it the boot

Suede or leather? Knee or ankle? Classic or Contemporary? Rain or Snow? Gray, Black or Brown?  

Boots are a hot trend for cold weather, but with the wide range of styles, materials and colors to choose from, choosing the perfect pair can be a challenge. Dr. Tyson Green, foot and ankle specialist with Center for Orthopaedics, says it’s worth taking some time with your decision. "Don’t sacrifice comfort for style. Careful consideration of your options can prevent discomfort and even painful foot injuries. When it comes to boots, you should always put your feet first.” 

Dr. Green offers some shopping guidelines for finding a comfortable pair – or pairs – of boots that will allow you months of pain-free wear: 

Boot Problems

General Boot Shopping Tips: 
Have feet measured regularly when shopping for boots or shoes. Your foot size can change throughout your life. 
  • Keep in mind that your boot size may not fit the same in all styles and brands.
  • Try boots on in the afternoon because feet tend to swell during the day.
  • Most feet are not the exact same size, but you should always buy for the larger foot.
  • Carry an insole when boot shopping in case a pair lacks the proper arch support.
  • Boots should feel comfortable when tried on in the store, there shouldn’t be a "break-in” period.
  • Choose a boot with plenty of toe room, a firm heel counter, and traction to ensure stability.
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