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Saturday, October 17, 2020

Podiatrist Recommended Fashion Boots for Winter 2021!

 

Top 20 Podiatrist Recommended 
Women's Boots
Fall 2020 & Winter 2021


It's been a tough year! In honor of making our lives more pleasant and pain-free, I've prepared a top 20 comfortable boot list that I hope proves helpful to you. My personal choice for a winter fashion boot is the Mephisto Hazelina, which I purchased from the fantastic Mephisto store on East Shea Boulevard where they have impeccable customer service and an amazing collection of comfortable and fashionable shoes. Mephisto shoes are expensive, but I consider them an investment in my health and well-being. 


When shopping for a comfortable boot, the most important aspect is to find a boot that has a thick, rigid, and non-flexible sole. It's counterintuitive, but shoes with less motion through the sole means there is less motion through painful joints and that equates to less inflammation, less swelling, less pain, and less damage. A thick, rigid, and nonflexible sole will also decrease mechanical strain on tendons and joints, which means that there is less tired leg syndrome at the end of a long day and it will also decrease strain on the knees, hips, and lower back. You should also avoid any boots with a tapered and narrow toe box as they can cause bunions, hammertoes, ingrown toenails, and corns. A dress orthotic should fit nicely into most of these boots, which will help to slow the progression of bunions, hammertoes, prevent heel pain, and help with people who have over-pronation and hypermobility. 


I recommend that you shop for shoes after lunchtime when there is more swelling in your feet and ankles. I don't necessarily recommend this for everyone, but I purchase all my shoes one whole size up as I cannot tolerate any pressure on my toes. Don't be afraid to try the next size or width up to see how they feel. Always remember, it's better to have a shoe a little too big than too tight. 




Mephisto Hazelina




Guess Zodiac




Fearne Combat boots by Guess




Kork-Ease Shirome




Dr. Martens Leona (Burgundy Vintage)




Paloma Barcelo Nazare Shearling Boots



Paloma Barcelo Mardin




Circus By Sam Edelman




Madden Girl




Michael Kors 
Haskell Crocodile Embossed Leather Combat Boot




Michael Kors
Glenn Studded Leather Boot




El Naturalista Haya N5175




Sorel Evie Pull On



Sorel Joan of Arctic Wedge II Zip




The North Face Thermoball Progressive Zip




AGL Lugged Sole Chelsea




Frye Veronica Bootie





Frye Harness Square Toe Engineer




Eileen Fischer
London Recycled Stretch Knit Bootie




Fly Long Bagu

For more information, check out my article 'My feet hurt - Top 10 things to alleviate foot pain today' at:

Thank you for reading and I hope that this list is helpful to you! 


Stay safe!

Dr. Cathleen A. McCarthy

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