With April showers just around the corner, now is a great time to check out your old rubber boots and find a new pair that will keep you dry and comfortable in the wet weather.
At this time of year, the ground is saturated from a combination of melting snow and rainfall. In these conditions, it's important to keep your feet dry. Prolonged exposure to moisture can create problems on your feet and if left in a wet boot or shoe, you feet will absorb the moisture and become more susceptible to peeling, cracking, and blistering. In turn, it can feel extremely uncomfortable on your feet and prevent you from performing daily tasks. Therefore, whether you're working outdoors or enjoy a walk in the fresh air, you will want to choose a waterproof boot or shoe to keep your feet dry and comfortable this spring.
Be sure to check your own boots each season for wear, especially at the lateral aspect, or outside heel, a common wear spot for people. When looking to purchase new rubber boots, check their durability. Some boot companies use a durable outsole which will last a season or two, however, others will use a soft rubber which can wear when worn on asphalt, concrete.
Listed below are several options for rubber boots that I highly recommend. Many of these brands offer 3 season options, are orthotic friendly, and all will be 100% waterproof.
This particular style is only available in women's sizes. They are orthotic friendly, and one style is lined for warmth. Available in a range of colours.
A more rugged style, often used in farming and industry. Many styles carry a CSA safety rating.They also have more casual options for leisure wear and are often orthotic friendly.
These boots feature an easy on and off with the side handles. Some models are rated for 3 seasons (down to -18℃) and are orthotic friendly.
Available in a wide range of styles and colours, Muckboots have a durable outsole and some models have a warm fleece lining. Offered in kid's, men's, and women's sizes.
If you need further assistance in finding the right fit for your feet or would like more suggestions for waterproof footwear, then schedule a visit with me. You can find all of my contact information and location details at the bottom of this page.