The guy who works all day on his feet may be missing out on ways to stay more comfortable. It’s all too easy to take off your boots at the end of the day and say “these boots are killing me”. The answer is not always the boot but the socks and how you care for the boot that can be the real problem. Calluses and blisters arise when the boot moves while walking. This may be a function of having socks not thick enough or ones that keep moisture instead of wicking it away.
Hikers and sportsmen who hunt in the colder months use wool socks and inner socks made of synthetic materials that take the moisture away from the problem areas and do not flatten. Foot powder can also keep them dry and less likely to bother you. That way the boot stays firmer and your foot isn’t sliding around gaining sore spots.
If you go on a jobsite after rain and your boots get wet, don’t put them against the register or on a radiator when you get home. It may shrink the leather and make a comfortable boot uncomfortable. This may also actually create rises in the stitching inside the boot which give you even more trouble areas to deal with. Cushioning with socks and using the many foot comfort helpers like moleskin and callous patches may be your last resort if these other remedies don’t work but that’s okay. You need to move fast on the job and sore feet just don’t cut it.
At Contractor’s Solutions we have an assortment of work and hiking boots that you can break in easily and that will give your hard working feet the comfort they deserve. Visit our website today to see all of our high quality work boots and work wear designed to keep you safe, comfortable and healthy on the job.