As we step into the winter season, it’s time to pull out those pullovers, cardigans, jackets, boots and other winter accessories and clothing from the closet. Winter is without a doubt the season you van experiment with new styles and outfits. And what better way to spruce up your favourite winter outfit than with boots?
Shopping for boots is more complicated than you think. This is mainly because of the fitting. For those who are buying boots for the first time must know that these are not sneakers. Boots have a different feel and fit. If you are planning to up your winter look with boots this season, here is the list of all the things you should know about boot fitting and style. Read on!
Main Features To Look Out For When Selecting A Boot
The normal fitting of boots is such that it won’t immediately feel comfortable but will ease with time. However, there are some things that you need to be clear on when you buy a boot. They are:
- The main fitting area of boots is the instep area. The instep area should fit snugly, which means not it shouldn’t be too loose or too tight. However, make sure that there is little room for your toes in the front. You need that extra space to avoid swelling up of the feet.
- In a perfectly fitted boot, your heels will slip a little. If the heel is too tight, the instep area will also be uncomfortable. It means that the boot is short and can constrain the toes. To know if your boot fits perfectly, make sure that it’s slightly loose when you try it barefoot so that it fits you snugly when you actually wear it with socks.
- The ball of your foot, which is the widest part should be aligned with the widest part of the boot for the perfect fit. Your boots will not stretch out over time, so make sure that you’re not buying a smaller pair ‘just in case’.
- If you have flat feet, ensure that your boot has adequate arch support. If your boot does not come with arch support, make sure you get a pair of orthodontic insoles to support your feet.
Breaking In Your Boot
While choosing the right shoe size for your feet is important, make sure you wear it continuously for a month or two to break it in. Wear it for simple, everyday activities such as going to the market. This will ensure that both your foot and boot adjust to each other, reducing the chances of blisters.
Apart from this, make sure that you have the right socks- they will provide padding in the heel and toe areas. Make sure you invest in a pair of thick socks, preferably wool so that they can keep your feet warm and moisture-free.
Get ready to accentuate your winter outfit with stylish and comfy boots. Browse through Shoppers Stop’s latest collection of winter boots for both men and women to find the perfect fit for yourself. For more on men’s winter fashion, check out our blog on Winter Wardrobe Must-Haves For Men.
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