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After a long time standing in work boots, your feet are hurting you. Your boots protect your feet well when you work, but they are uncomfortable. There are many ways to make your feet feel better, from the boots you buy to the work boot insoles you put there, there are a few simple fixes you can make to make your work boots comfortable.

Basics:

Work boots are durable and durable. While they’re very good at protecting your feet, they’re probably also the reason your feet kill you at the end of your shift.
Unless you invest in custom work boots, the boots you buy won’t provide the arch support your foot needs. That’s why they make your feet so painful. Adding work shoe insoles, getting the right boot size from a quality boot, and putting on the right socks will make a huge difference.

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Need to know :

Work boots are designed for workplace safety. If your work puts your feet at risk, the U.S. Department of Labor and OSHA require your employer to ensure that you wear protective footwear at work. While there are rules on how the outside of the work boot is made, there are no guidelines on the inside.
This means that you can wear very uncomfortable work boots all day and put your feet in a lot of pain. But a few changes can turn the work boots that kill your feet into comfortable ones.

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Work boots fit:

Choosing the right size and fit for your safety shoes is worth it, even if it takes a lot of time. Try on a few different pairs of work boots and compare their comfort. Too short or too narrow will crowd your feet. not good. Too big or too wide can cause too much movement, leaving you with blisters and hot spots. really not good.

The rules for trying on work boots are simple. please remember:

  1. Put on the socks you wear at work. Polyester or wool/synthetic blends will make your feet more comfortable than cotton. Cushioning on the bottom adds comfort.
  2. Test the length. Slide your foot forward until your toes touch the front of the boot. Bend your knees forward. The width of your index finger should be exactly between the heel and the back of the shoe. Test your feet.

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  1. Make sure the laces hold your foot comfortably in place. Without being tight, they should keep your foot from sliding over the front of the boot.
  2. Make sure the boots are flexed at the ball of your foot. Avoid boots that bend in the arch area. They don’t have enough support.

Try wearing work boots at the end of the day. At the end of a long day, your feet can swell, especially when it’s hot. This is the perfect time to try on work boots (and other footwear) because your feet will be the biggest.

Reasons of work boots hurt your feet

It all boils down to support. Unless your boots are custom made, they don’t have enough arch support to properly support your foot. Every day, the impact on your feet is equivalent to the weight of a fully loaded cement truck. Your arches need some help to handle all the stress, especially if you have flat feet or arthritis. Adding insoles to your work boots will help prevent injuries to your feet.
Lack of arch support in work boots can cause problems. big problem. Plantar fasciitis, metatarsalgia, and tendonitis all have one thing in common. They can be helped or even better avoided by providing proper arch support in work boots.
Here are the orthopedic insoles for work boots that can keep your feet from hurting you at the end of your shift:

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Reduces pressure on the ligaments that connect the heel and toes. This keeps your feet comfortable at the end of the day and prevents acute heel pain from plantar fasciitis.
Distributes the impact of each step over the entire surface of the foot, reducing pressure on the heel and ball of the foot.
Correct alignment issues that cause knee, hip, and back pain. Ensuring a stable base pays huge dividends in terms of overall comfort.
By now you may be wondering about those stock work shoes inserts in boots, especially expensive ones. Shouldn’t they make your boots more comfortable? While they might add some cushioning, they don’t provide enough support. Cushioning without support doesn’t mean comfort.

To determine which work boot insole will give you the support you need for comfort throughout the day, you need to look for a few things.

Work boot insoles should provide sturdy support

Place the orthopedic insole of your work boot on the table. If you can easily turn the arches towards the table, they are not strong enough. The insoles of construction workers and other wearers of work boots must be able to withstand the tremendous force you put on your feet during the workday.

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If your work insole flexes under pressure, or worse, it’s a soft foam pad with no structural support, you won’t be able to correct the root cause of foot pain or prevent biomechanical issues like excessive pronation.

Some insole brands now offer work boot liners made of carbon fiber. The carbon fiber insole is very sturdy. Their rigidity ensures they can withstand whatever you put them through. They’re also lightweight, so they won’t add bulk to your work boots.
If you’re shopping for carbon fiber insoles, carefully evaluate your options. Some work orthopedic insoles for work boots are 100% carbon fiber, while others are a combination of carbon fiber and plastic, which is not very strong.

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Insole for work boots

Just as your boots need to fit and be comfortable, orthopedic insoles for work boots need to be well-fitting and comfortable. The best insoles for work shoes will match the contours of your arch. You should be able to feel the insole support the entire length of the arch. If it feels like you have a golf ball in your work boot, the insole is too high. Feeling that the insole support is not enough? It may be too low for your feet.
You will also need to purchase insole products with deep heel cups. This is important because the deep heel cup will help focus the fat pad under the heel bone, acting as a natural shock absorber and improving its shock absorption qualities.

What are good work boots?

Short answer? it depends. Since delivery drivers and smokers require different functions, work boots can meet different needs. But the key features you need to pay attention to are boot height, weight, water resistance,safety toe, insulation, boot construction and style.

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1.Boot Height –

Higher is better for linemen and protection in deep woods. But taller boots are harder and heavier. Shorter boots are lighter, cooler and better for all-around use.

2.Weight –

The highest quality boots (Whites and Wescos) are very sturdy but heavy. Backpackers say that one pound on your feet is equal to 5 pounds in your backpack. Please keep this in mind. Heavier boots used to be associated with better support, but today improved materials allow boots to be lightweight while still being supportive.

3.Water Resistance –

Some boots are made from waterproof leather or from materials that are particularly breathable. Others use waterproofing membranes like Gore-Tex. Waterproof boots can be great when you’re standing in the water all day, but they won’t let moisture escape (despite the claims), so your feet will feel hotter and wetter. Also, waterproof boots are harder to dry each night, so if you don’t need waterproofing, they’re not your best option.

4.Safety toes –

In some workplaces, steel toe boots add weight and can make your feet cold in winter. Alternative protective shoes are made with composite protective toes instead of steel.

Summary

Insulation – When the temperature drops, a pair of insulated boots is a must for outdoor use. But in the summer, insulated boots can get hot and make your feet sweat. In warm weather, consider boots with fabric or mesh uppers. While they’re not very durable, they’re worth a look if you’re a UPS driver in Tucson.
BOOT CONSTRUCTION – Welded and stitched boots are durable and can be removed multiple times for extended life. Cement or direct construction – where the outsole is attached directly to the upper – can sometimes be refastened, depending on the boot. If resoling is important to you, make sure you buy boots that allow you to choose.
STYLE – There are many different styles of work boots to choose from, from traditional booties to modern casual hikers and ironworkers. Wherever you go, make sure it’s comfortable.