How to Keep Cool in Work Boots
Are you ready for spring?
It’s easy to overheat in a pair of workboots, no matter the temperature and job. That’s why you have to keep a few things in mind when it comes to staying cool, especially with the warmer months coming up.
The boots themselves...
Get a pair of lightweight boots for the spring. Thicker, heavier boots definitely offer extra protection and support, but if you don’t have to wear them for work, just don’t. You’ll be cooler and more comfortable if you aren’t lugging around extra weight with every step.
Boots made from full grain leather, like the Ever Boots Tank or Ever Boots Weldor, are extremely breathable in addition to being strong and durable. And high quality materials like these make a big difference in overall comfort.
The way you wear them...
The fit is everything. Too tight, and there’s no room to breathe. Too big, and there’s too much movement and friction. Both scenarios leave you uncomfortable and put extra strain on your body. Choose a shoe size that allows you a little wiggle room around your toes.
You need a bit of breathing room, but not too much room that your whole foot could move around. You should be able to fit your index finger between your heel and the back of the boot.
TIP: The way you lace your shoes actually makes a substantial difference in the way your shoe fits. Try tying your boots tighter or looser to find the perfect fit.
What you wear with them...
Shorts (if appropriate)! Maybe not the most conventional work boot ensemble, but wearing shorts can offer more airflow to your boots and will obviously be cooler for you overall.
Wear breathable, moisture wicking socks. If moisture gets trapped in your boots, it’ll be even harder to cool down. Not only will your feet be hot, they’ll also be sweaty, making them more prone to friction, heat, and discomfort. Check out our post on finding the right socks for work.
Remember - stay cool, dry, and hydrated these next few months. Always take the necessary precautions to be as safe and as comfortable as you can while on the job.