Our Ultimate Guide For Finding The Most Comfortable Safety Boots.Work boots' central priority is to protect feet from harm. However, too often people are harmed by the work boot itself. Poor fitting work boots can cause blisters, bunions, callus foot pain to damage posture, which causes knee & back pain. Here are five essentials to look for to ensure that your work boot will be comfortable & supportive for years to come!
These Are The Five Essentials:
1. The Fit | Find The Best Footwear For Your Foot Type
There are many different types of feet; wide, slim, high & low arch, long, short etc.
It’s important your footwear fits your foot type. These days, there are many different designs of footwear that support different foot types. This includes, for example, wide feet, slim feet, long feet, high arch, low arch etc. A common error women tend to make is going for smaller men's sizes, as women have naturally smaller & slimmer feet. There has long been foot protection that is specially tailored to the anatomy of the female foot. As an orthopaedic shoemaker, we recommend that you have your feet professionally measured & analysed, to find the best fit for your foot type.
Sometimes it’s hard to know if a boot is a poor fit until you wear it day after day. So when trying shoes on, go for a walk, step up, & kneel down. Observe tension points and where it grinds. When you take it off, see if there is redness or pressure marks. That will usually indicate if it’s will be a good fit or not.
2. Work Boot Cushion | Support Your Musculoskeletal System
Our work boots not only protect against external damage, they are also meant to reduce internal impact by cushioning & supporting our feet. Common indications that your work boots don’t have enough cushioning is neck, back & hip pain. Sometimes headaches can also be a sign of poor cushioning & impact reduction. Left for years, it can cause posture issues.reading material here.
3. Breathability in Work Boots | Choose The Right Foot ClimateThere are a multitude of workplace environments, ranging from freezing, to boiling.
4. The Padding | The Difference Between Painful & Comfortable Safety Boots.
There is a common myth that work boots should be super tight. However, a sign of a good fit is a work boot that sits comfortably & does not squeeze. Padding can help prevent common pain points such as the shaft edge and tongue. Here, a high-quality shoe often differs from cheaper models. Cheaper models often have chafing, & pressure points, such as on the back of the foot. Good quality work boots have strategic padding that prevents pressure points. In addition to this. insoles or orthopaedic adjustments, & additional upholstery can also increase comfort. Many StitchKraft shoes are certified for such professional changes. Want to know more? Ask one of our friendly team members!
5. The Insoles | The Perfect Way To Relieve The Strain
Two thirds of all people will develop foot problems during their lifetime. If you put a lot of strain on your feet at work, you should think about relieving the strain with insoles. Based on the anatomy of the longitudinal arch of the foot, three types can be assigned: those with rather high, with rather flat and with normally intact arches. Depending on the type, these insoles distribute your weight optimally. For example, they support the natural rolling movement. A good insole can promote better alignment, offer more support & prevent correlated pain.
All of these tips are no substitute for intensive advice or professional foot measurement. Every foot & work environment is different. There are many factors to consider to find the best work boots for you. If you have been experiencing pain or posture issues from your work boots, we highly recommend you seeing a specialist.
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