Some of the boots on this blog have spent a very long time on my feet. Others, for some reason, not as much as seven days. But, one thing that they do all have in common is that they’ve all been personally purchased and personally tested.
As such, I’ve made no deficiency of work boot related choices. Most have worked out extremely well. Quite a few, however, have resulted in both wasted money and worse, agonizing feet. The subject of this article is the last mentioned.
Most poor work boot choices come down to at least one key mistakes. Here’s what not to do when purchasing new boots.
Size Doesn't Matter!
Most importantly, we have the patent; purchasing the wrong size. This can be precarious when purchasing from online but like the vast majority, the accommodation, choice and pricing win me over nine times out of ten.
The way to avoid this error at least 90% of the time is to do your research. Amazon enables individuals to vote on how well a boot or shoe fits and name the outcome “Expected Fit”. Go for boots that score at least 70%. And secondly, check individual reviews.
Some reviews are completely futile however a significant number comments on sizing issues like how they compare to boots of a similar brand, how tight/wide they are and so on. If you see multiple reviews state the same problem, pay attention and shop likewise.
Boots can clearly be returned in the event that you get the wrong size but that doesn’t make it any less disappointing at the time.
Being excessively Budget Conscious
The vast majority, myself included, shop with at least one eye immovably on the cost. There’s literally nothing amiss with this.
In the meantime, however, such as everything else, you get what you pay for. And on account of work boots, what you get is something that you’ll be wearing 40 hours in addition to every week.
Personally, I maintain a strategic distance from Red Wing since I can’t justify the price tag. In any case, in the meantime, I will pay more for something like Keen since they keep my feet cheerful and most pairs last for a long, long time. In other words, be budget conscious but don’t be cheap.
A strong pair of boots can and ought to be dealt with as, a long-term investment in the comfort of your feet. It’s additionally important that cheap boots destroy quicker, so you don’t really save money in the long term anyway.
Right Boots, Wrong Feet
Don’t necessarily blame your shoes, if you have a history of painful feet. There’s any number of feet variations from the norm that you could have and until the point when you realize what the issue is, finding a pair of boots that help to solve it will prove impossible.
There’s a major distinction between a construction worker and a foot specialist so I’m not going to go into detail here. But if you’ve tried many boots and your feet still hurt, get your feet checked before spending valuable money after bad.
Most foot issues are easy to treat once the issue has been recognized.
Right Boots, Wrong Job
This is a slip-up that I’ve made twice now. It doesn’t make a difference how good a pair of boots is if they aren’t designed for somebody in your working in your specific environment.
If you work on cement floors, you require boots with genuine shock absorption. If you work fundamentally inside or indoors, you require boots that are somewhat light on insulation. And if you spend throughout the day on your feet, you need something light, and once more, truly shock absorbent.
Forgetting About After Work
You can avoid this part if you have the discipline to change your shoes after completing work. If you work at the railroad, you can avoid this part as well. Lower leg security and style are fundamentally unrelated.
In any case, on the off chance that you need a pair of boots that you can wear outside the work environment, remember to factor in style when settling on your decision.
Nowadays, it’s shockingly simple to discover a pair of boots that look similar as great on the town as they do on the development site. Personally, I wear some sort of work boot day in, day out.
This can also go far towards justifying the hefty price tag. At least that’s what I tell my wife anyway.
Shopping From Brand
A few brands you can’t generally go wrong with. Keen is a good example. On the pricier end of the scale, there’s additionally Red Wing. I’ve yet to regret a single purchase from either manufacturer despite the sticker shock of the latter.
Other brands, however, are a little more hit in miss. For example, Timberland. Most of their boots are brilliant. They’re effectively one of the famous manufacturers out there. A portion of their boots, however, have major design defects.
My point is simply you should not base your purchase decisions in light of brand name alone. Research individual boots, not their maker.