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What type of shoes are best for winter?

What type of shoes are best for the winter?

 

It is important to take care of your feet in the winter.  One of the most important things you can do is wear the right type of shoe.  You want to choose a shoe or boot that is supportive.  This keeps your feet feeling good.  If you live somewhere with a lot of snow or ice, you might want to wear a boot instead.  Here are a few things to look for when choosing what to wear.

  1.  Make sure the shoe/boot has a lot of support.  This is especially important if you are on your feet a lot.
  2. Choose something that has good grip.  You want to avoid something that is going to cause you to trip or fall.
  3. Allow adequate room for socks.  It is important to keep your feet warm and to do this you usually need to wear thicker socks or even two pairs.  When trying on shoes make sure you have the socks with you that you would be wearing to ensure you are getting the correct size.
  4. If you will be in snow you might want to consider a boot that is water proof.  This will keep moisture out and keep your feet warmer.

If you are having pain in your feet when you wear your winter shoes Contact Us at Dakota Foot & Ankle Clinic today to Request an appointment with Dr. Brian Gale, DPM, FACFAS.

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