How to Prevent Bruises From Snow Boots

How to Prevent Bruises From Snow Boots
Snow boots can cause bruising if they are not properly fit to your foot. Boots should be carefully chosen according to their feel, weight and size. Boots that are too small or too large can cause bruising and cuts on your legs. Many boots are made in Europe and the size range is different from the United States standards.


Difficulty: Moderately Easy

Things You’ll Need:
  • Snow Boots
Step 1
Try on different snow boots before purchasing. Walk in the boots and make side-to-side motions to test for comfort.
Step 2
Purchase boots with extra padding at the top of the boot.
Step 3
Purchase snow boots that leave less than an inch of toe room without your toes touching the boot.
Step 4
Purchase a boot that allows your heel to slip slightly. This motion will allow your feet to move and will prevent bruising.
Step 5
Purchase a boot that hugs your leg. The boot should be snug above the ankles to prevent bruising. A boot that is not snug will cause impact between your shin and the upper boot.
Step 6
Buy a thick liner to fill excess space in the boot if you do not want to purchase new boots.

Tips & Warnings

Renting a pair of boots to test your size is a good idea. If the boots do not cause bruising then buy from the same brand in the same size.
Boots that cause bruising should not be worn. The longer the boots are worn the deeper and more painful the bruising will become.

Article Written By Zach Lazzari

Zach Lazzari is an outdoor writing specialist. He has experience in website writing as well as standard newspaper writing. He wrote an outdoor column for the Silver World in Lake City, Colo., and articles for Lazzari is currently completing his bachelor's degree online through Arizona State University and lives in southwest Montana.

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