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Kickstart Your Adventure: The Art of Selecting Walking Boots

Walking boots can sometimes cause foot pain, especially if they are not the right size or if they are not worn properly. Here are some possible reasons why walking boots may cause foot pain and some suggestions on how to alleviate it:


  1. Poor fit: Walking boots that are too tight or too loose can cause foot pain. Make sure you get properly fitted for your walking boots and try them on with the socks you plan to wear while hiking.

  2. Rubbing or pressure points: If the boots are rubbing against certain areas of your feet, they can cause pain and even blisters. Consider wearing socks with extra padding or adding cushioning inserts to the boots.

  3. Lack of arch support: Walking boots that do not have sufficient arch support can cause pain in the arches, heels, and balls of your feet. Consider adding custom orthotics or insoles to your boots for additional support.

  4. Inadequate shock absorption: Walking on hard surfaces with inadequate shock absorption can cause pain in the feet, ankles, knees, and hips. Look for boots with thick soles or add cushioning inserts to the boots.

  5. Inadequate ankle support: Walking boots that do not have sufficient ankle support can cause pain and even injury to your ankles. Look for boots with high ankle support or consider wearing ankle braces.


If you continue to experience foot pain while wearing your walking boots, it is important to book in to see a podiatrist to rule out any underlying medical conditions or injuries.


LR Podiatry team x


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