December 6, 2021

Winter Shoe Guide: Selection

How to select your perfect winter shoes?

Have you ever stumbled upon a pair of shoes but at the same time you have a reason not to buy them? Yes! Many of us have faced similar dilemmas in our lives and many of us have regretted our purchases. 

When we talk about winter shoes/boots, we don’t want them to get wet and damaged easily. As compared to summer shoes, you need to introspect your winter shoe purchases. Obviously, you don’t want to stay in wet shoes the entire day. Whether you’re traveling, commuting, or hiking you want to have perfect winter shoes for your perfect winter outing. 

Sometimes it gets challenging to select which shoes to purchase when going out for an event or for particular weather. So, here are some of the features you must look out for before making a buy: 

Warmth: 

This is one of the basic features you want to look at before opting for your perfect winter shoes. If you’re buying in the summer season, you may not be having the low temperatures to test your shoes. So, buying winter shoes will give you a better idea of their performance. It is advisable to check the inner lining of the shoes. Materials such as wool, acrylic, and polypropylene are good insulating insoles used. 

Comfort:
For any shoes you purchase, comfort is an important feature that should not be neglected. Comfortable shoes encourage easy walking, correct postures, and support foot and arch. Correct lace system and insoles do add to the comfort factor. The quality of the insole is however measured if it has padding and arch support. If the shoes have orthopedic insoles, make sure that it fits the shoes correctly. The lacing system does contribute to comfort. Many of the buyers prefer a full lace system so that they easily adjust the fit of the shoes as per their satisfaction and comfort. But there are many choices available with no lace system and excellent support and fit. 

Breathability:
The inner lining of the shoes not only serves as insulation against the cold weather. But many linings have micro-bacterial properties which inhibit the growth of bacteria due to moisture and keep them odor-free. Sweat and moist feet are some of the reasons behind such odors in shoes. You don’t want to be a guest with stinky feet.

Good winter shoes should have both, breathability and waterproof properties. Leather shoes may be waterproof but are not breathable enough. 

Waterproof:

As suggested above in the blog, the waterproof property is one of the most essential features. Waterproof shoes will prevent slush, snow, and water from seeping inside the shoes. If shoes are not waterproof, then you’ll be left with wet feet all day long. Gusseted tongue is one of the features that help to keep the water and debris from sliding through the aces into the shoes. Prioritize the sole of your shoes as it can make or break your game. 

Weight:
Whenever going out shoe shopping, look for lighter pair of footwear. Winter shoes may not be as light as you want but you don’t have to always wear heavy shoes. The insoles and lining material do add to the weight but look for lighter winter shoes for everyday and comfortable wear. 

Size:

You probably have stuck into a situation where you don’t that cute shoes in your size. You might try to compromise with the size but wait! What? Please never do that! 

You might end up buying the shoe of not your size but trust us it’s of no use. Always go with your correct size. Smaller shoe sizes will cause blisters and make it difficult for you to walk comfortably. A bigger size won’t do a better job. Try a shoe of your size before making the final decision. 

A pair of winter shoes that are fashionable but also fulfill your winter needs seem impossible to find. But with the numerous options available today, both trendy look and technical aspects have been combined. Spice up with winter wardrobe with winter boots!

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