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    Keep Your Feet Dry!

    Published on April 20th, 2017

    The age old saying, “April Showers Bring May Flowers” is accurate. While rain is much preferred to snow, it can still lead to getting sick and feeling down. One of the best ways to protect yourself from this is by keeping your feet dry. When your feet get wet, not only are you uncomfortable, you also leave yourself susceptible to colds, fungal problems, and more! The best way to do this is by investing in a good pair of rain boots. Now, this used to mean that you would be stuck with bright yellow boots for days on end; fortunately, the fashion world now offers a huge variety of options, in both style and color! Check out these tips to find the best rain boots to prevent foot problems:

    Comfort

    With any pair of shoe, you need to be comfortable wearing them. Many times, we buy shoes because they are cute and walk through the pain; this is not a good idea, ever. If you are purchasing rain boots, you are likely walking for a while in them, meaning comfort is even more important. When you are trying them on, always try them on with a pair of socks. Pay attention to how they fit in the heel and calf; sometimes, the boot will fit your foot but is either too big or too small around the calf. If this is the case, wait to find a pair that fits both; there are also many rain boots that end below the calf for a shorter boot option.

    Quality

    Don’t buy a pair of rain boots that will barely last one season. By investing in a pair of great quality rain boots, you will actually save money in the long run by not having to buy a new pair every year. Look for truly waterproof materials, a boot that is warm and dry, and one that has a “classic” feel. If you purchase a pair because they are trendy, not only are they likely low quality, you will not want to wear them in a year because styles have changed.

    Rain boots need to withstand puddles, rain showers, and storms. By finding a pair that are comfortable, provide support, and are high quality, you will be able to weather any storm! Protect your feet, and your immune system, with dry feet this spring!

    Courtesy of: DM Foot and Ankle

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