Protecting Your Feet During the Winter Months

Winters can be brutal, so it is important to protect your feet when the snow starts falling. Cold weather may mean more than simply cold feet; getting frostbite on a foot is a serious condition that you will want to avoid. Keep reading to learn how to protect your feet during the winter months.

Boots

When it comes to clothing and footwear, boots are a staple of the winter season. They protect your feet from the cold and allow you to comfortably walk through snow and the puddles that it leaves behind once it melts. Although waterproof boots can do wonders to protect your feet from the cold, it is important to buy a pair that is breathable; sweaty feet are more susceptible to chilling as well as bacterial infections. You can also use foot powder to counter this foot vulnerability.

Layers

Dressing in layers is a key component when it comes to fighting off the cold during the winter, and this goes beyond sweatshirts and jackets. Consider wearing an extra pair of socks or further insulating the insides of your boots and shoes. It is important to separate your feet from the cold and to keep moisture away from your body. Additionally, dressing in layers all over your body can help you to warm your feet.

Sizing

It is crucial to wear the appropriate sized footwear during the winter. Many parents make the decision to buy boots or shoes that are just a bit larger than their child’s feet because they can then use them for two years; however, this can lead to blisters and chafing or even serious foot injuries. Always wear the proper sized footwear to ensure that your feet are safe from the cold and safe from accidental injury.

For more information about how you can protect your feet during the winter months, call Family Foot Center at (718) 767-5555. We are happy to provide the Queens area with podiatry services. If you would like to know more about what a foot doctor can do for you, please do not hesitate to visit our website or stop in and meet with us today.

2017-06-08T12:16:43+00:00 January 27th, 2015|