How to Wear Winter Boots

How to Wear Winter Boots
Believe it or not, there is a proper way to wear winter boots. If you don't want your feet to freeze in the cold weather or to sweat too much because you're wearing too many layers, it is best to follow a few winter how-tos to keep your feet comfortable. Following these steps will also keep them from getting that sticky slick feeling that sometimes occurs when care isn't taken with winter footwear.

Instructions

Difficulty: Easy

Things You’ll Need:
  • Boots that are water resistant and that can be laced tightly Moisture-wicking socks or linings Wool or synthetic socks
  • Boots that are water resistant and that can be laced tightly
  • Moisture-wicking socks or linings
  • Wool or synthetic socks
Step 1
Put on a pair of moisture-wicking socks or sock linings. These will keep moisture away from your feet. As your feet sweat, the lining will pull the water away so that your feet stay dry. Wet feet get colder faster.
Step 2
Pull a pair of wool or synthetic socks over the wicking ones. These will give added cushion as well as warmth to your feet. They also will absorb the moisture that the wicking socks pull out.
Step 3
Put your boots on and adjust for comfort.
Step 4
Lace the boots securely to your feet, trying to keep gaps to a minimum so that cold air can't work its way in.
Step 5
Pull your pant legs over the boots to keep out cold air and snow. Tucking your pants inside boots allows snow, rain or debris to make its way down into the boot.

Tips & Warnings

 
The best way to keep feet warm when in cold, wet conditions is to keep them moving. When standing still, your body can't pump blood to the extremities as quickly, and without the warmth of the blood, your feet will feel colder.

Article Written By Tara Dooley

Tara Dooley has written for various websites since 2008. She has worked as an accountant, after-school director and retail manager in various locations. Dooley holds a Bachelor of Science in business management and finance.

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