Although winter will not last all year, ensuring your winter boots are the right fit can keep the winter season safe and injury free.  Here are some tips we share with our patients:
Only wear footwear that keeps your feet dry. Wet feet increase the risk of frostbite and fungal or bacterial infection.
When you are standing you should have approximately 1/4” of space after your toes.
If you need to wear orthotics, only purchase boots that fit your orthotics.
If you have poor sensation in your feet, Raynaud’s disease or diabetes, be careful when using hot water bottles and heat pads as you might not be able to feel if they burn your feet.