16 Important Tips for Buying Women’s Winter Shoes
The last days of winter are exactly the best time to buy winter shoes at a reasonable price. Buying women’s winter shoes may seem comfortable at first, but there are many different models, designs and materials; Has made the choice difficult. This article introduces you to the tips before buying women’s winter shoes to make an easier and more efficient decision. boots
It is the best blessing to have warm, dry and, of course, comfortable feet in winter and outside the house, which we will not realize until we realize otherwise. Just as our bodies need warmth in winter, so should our feet be protected from cold and frost and, most importantly, from getting wet.
Therefore, the best solution is to know and follow the tips before buying winter shoes, and we will introduce you to the most important ones.
All kinds of winter shoes
Before we get into the basics of buying women’s winter shoes, let’s get acquainted with the types of winter shoes. This will help us in choosing the right winter shoes.
In general, three main categories of winter shoes are produced. Winter boots for daily use, winter boots and hiking boots for hiking and hiking (winter boots), are three general groups of shoes, which are produced for use in the cold days of the year.
1- Winter shoes for daily use
You can see the most diverse category of winter shoes in this group. Shoes that are suitable for use during the day to get to work, light walks with short distances, commuting, friendly and family parties, school, university, going to restaurants and ….
These types of winter shoes are more beautiful and diverse in appearance than the other two groups and are lighter. The breathability in this group is relatively high, and it is made in such a way that you can wear it without any problems and do not feel uncomfortable.
In terms of price, it is more suitable than the other two groups, because it does not require the use of special materials in its production, and most people with different financial capabilities can buy at least one pair of these shoes.
2- Winter boots
The second group of winter shoes consists of a variety of boots. Their most important feature is the ability to use for walking and traffic in cold and snowy winters.
The upper bouts featured two cutaways, for easier access to the higher frets, and the lower bouts featured two cutaways, for easier access to the higher frets.
By wearing this group of winter shoes, your feet will stay dry and warm during the day, and this is due to the high breathability, which is used in their construction. These shoes are originally designed for activity and movement, and because of their soft rubber insoles with deep edges and numerous grooves on the insole surface, they allow people to walk easily on difficult routes. In fact, these shoes are specifically for walking on pebbles, slippery snowy terrain and snow-covered roads with a depth of a few centimeters.
3- Footwear for hiking and mountaineering
Winter mountaineering shoes, but the third group is shoes for hiking and hiking. Winter boots are the most prominent model of shoes produced in this group and are usually produced much more technically.
They also need more time to wear than the previous two groups. It is much easier to move with these shoes in very hard and snowy lands, in severe storms, slippery and wet lands, mountain slopes and steep and uneven lands.
1- Which geographical area do we live in?
Geographical area Paying attention to the geographical area and climate that prevails in that area is one of the most important and in fact the main issue for buying a suitable winter shoe. So we have to see what the weather is like where we live?
If it is wet, you must pay attention to the waterproofness as well as the insulation of the shoes we choose. There will be a lot of rain and snow in these areas, and when we are outside the house, water may seep in if the shoes are not insulated.
If we are in a mountainous area and experience a significant drop in temperature, for example, the temperature reaches zero or below zero, you should pay attention to the material of the shoe and the amount of heat retention by it when buying shoes. In fact, make sure that the shoes you buy can retain heat and prevent cold from entering. It is also waterproof and prevents our feet from getting wet.
But if we live in hot and desert areas and experience less winter and its bitter cold than other inhabitants of cold lands, we have much less worries about buying winter shoes and sometimes we may not buy winter shoes at all. But it should not be forgotten that there is a possibility of snow or rain in winter, even in hot and southern regions, and it is wise to have at least one pair of winter shoes. With the difference that there is no need to buy waterproof, insulated, high-heeled, very warm and … winter shoes. It is enough to provide shoes that protect our feet from the possible cold from snow and rain. There is no need to pay a high fee.
2- What activities are we going to do?
The second important point when buying the right women’s winter shoes, after considering the area in which we live, is the activities that we do by wearing winter shoes. In fact, the amount of travel is very influential in choosing a suitable winter shoe.
For example, if you are employed or a student, or for any reason you spend certain hours outside the house every day, it is better to buy shoes that are durable, warm and, if possible, waterproof.
Or if you are at home most of the time and you do not travel much outside the house except for special occasions, you do not need to buy extremely warm, waterproof, high-heeled and generally first-class winter shoes.
Consider the anatomy of your foot
Another thing to consider when buying winter shoes is to consider the anatomy of your foot.
Here are the most common foot problems that directly affect the choice of appropriate shoes.
The curvature of the sole of the foot
As you know, there is a curvature in the sole of the foot. In fact, the presence of this curvature is due to various reasons such as better walking, prevention of pressure and pain in the spine and other possible complications.
Unfortunately, in some people this dimple is too much and in others it does not exist at all and the sole of the foot is flat.
High heel Some people have slightly longer soles than others, so wearing flat shoes is not appropriate for them. The biggest problem for them is the feeling of suffocation, swelling, tearing and rapid destruction of the shoe and putting pressure on the surface of the toe bone.
Each of these factors is influential in choosing the right shoes. Therefore, before buying winter shoes, you should consider the anatomy of your foot, and if you need to buy medical winter shoes or shoes with special heels, insoles, soles, etc., buy them.
4- Pay attention to the size and fit of winter shoes with your feet
One of the most important things to consider when buying winter shoes is the size and fit of the shoes. For a few important reasons below, it is best to buy the size of your shoes one size larger than the original size of your feet.
In winter, cold weather causes the material to shrink. Especially if the material is leather and any other flexible material. As you know, many winter shoes also use materials such as leather, latex, etc., which shrink in the cold.
The toe and insole are usually covered with insulation to create more heat in the shoe. This can make you feel uncomfortable wearing them and walking. In winter, our coverage is completely different from other seasons.
These days, we need to wear thick clothes to keep warm. The same rule applies to the legs. This means that if we do not use socks during the year, the thickness of the socks is very low, in winter we will use thick socks. So it is possible that when we put on socks, the shoes hit our feet.
When buying winter shoes, wear thick socks or wool
Socks with women’s winter shoes Many people are accustomed to using thick socks to create more warmth in their feet. This can be a great trick to choose the right size of winter shoes.
Therefore, we recommend that when you go to the store to buy winter shoes, be sure to wear a pair of thick socks, the best type of which are wool socks, or bring them with you. Before putting on shoes, put on socks and then try on shoes. In this case, you will find the right size of winter shoes and our feet will not feel tight and suffocated. The toes also have enough space to move and breathe.
6- Buy winter shoes at the end of winter or in early spring
Winter boots usually start selling in the middle of the fall. Unfortunately, due to the practicality of winter shoes in the cold seasons of the year, a large number of people go to the stores to buy, and this means a high demand for a product. It is quite obvious that in case of high demand, the price will also increase. All you have to do is be a little calculating and forward-thinking.
In order to buy the desired shoes and not have to pay much, buy it in the days of the year when the demand for winter shoes is low. The best possible time is at the end of winter or early spring.
Do not worry. These days, you will find a great variety of winter shoes. Of course, this time at a much lower price than what is sold in winter.
Pay more attention to the quality of winter shoes than their appearance
Quality of winter shoes Unfortunately, many of us do not pay much attention to the quality of winter shoes, more than anything, we want the beautiful and stylish appearance of our shoes. It is natural to want to have a stylish and up-to-date style. But never forget, winter shoes are made to keep our feet warm.
To protect our feet from cold, moisture, frost and damage. So, to have warm feet and comfortable shoes in winter, make sure of its quality and durable material, rather than the beautiful appearance of the shoes.
Never sacrifice the quality of winter shoes for money
Our people experience all four seasons due to Iran’s location in a special climate zone. In fact, in Iran, as in Canada, Russia, Norway, Iceland, etc., there is no news of long winters, snowy days and very cold.
Perhaps the lack of cold winter days compared to other northern and southern countries, has made us not pay much attention to buying quality winter shoes.
Of course, there is no denying the fact that you have to pay a high price to buy a quality winter shoe. But never forget that if you spend a little more, you will be relieved of the health of your feet and eventually your body in the cold of winter. You must have heard many times that the foot is our second heart; So, spend more on maintaining the health of our second heart.
9- Buy winter shoes that are breathable
Another important factor in choosing a suitable winter shoe is its cover. It is interesting to know that the shoe cover has a more effective role than the sole to prevent the penetration of cold inside.
Therefore, materials are used in its construction, which is the most insulation for the entry of air and cold, while this important point must be observed in the construction of winter shoe covers, and that is its breathability. One of the most important reasons for this feature is to prevent foot sweating.
As expected, we wear winter shoes to keep our feet warm. So obviously, the inside of the shoe is warm. But if this heat causes the feet to sweat, in addition to creating a bad foot odor, it also causes the accumulation of harmful bacteria. It is important, therefore, that the winter shoes be made of a breathable cover.
Buy winter shoes that are comfortable for your feet
One of the features of a good winter shoe is its foot care and support. Our feet should be comfortable when we are sitting on a chair, when we are walking and even when we are running.
The insole, toe and upper of the shoe play the most important role in providing foot comfort. In good winter shoes, the insole, where the foot touches the ground, is interchangeable. That is, the insole can be changed.
If the insole, toe and upper of the shoe are non-standard and substandard, it can cause major problems such as knee pain, spinal discomfort and back pain. So if a shoe bothers your feet, do not buy it.
11- Check the soles of winter shoes
On snowy days and in the extreme cold that the earth is frozen, we must be more careful not to slip on the ground, which unfortunately is very likely to cause serious damage due to this.
But to prevent this from happening, the best solution is to buy winter shoes with suitable soles. Also check the shoe insole when buying. The size and depth of the outer edges of the sole (around the sole that is away from the edge of the shoe) is very important.
Also, grooved protrusions and depressions, which are called dentin, play an important role in preventing slipping. Some winter shoes have heel brakes on the soles and protect us from slipping and falling.
12- Winter shoes should be waterproof
Waterproof is another feature of winter boots, especially when you live in a relatively cold area. In these areas, snow and rain are much heavier than in other parts of the country, so to prevent the feet from getting wet, it is appropriate to wear shoes made of natural waterproof leather.
13- Do not buy heavy winter shoes
It is natural that winter shoes are heavier than the shoes we wear in summer. The reason is the use of durable materials and insulating materials to keep the feet warmer.
But it should not be forgotten that the weight of winter shoes should be completely standard. You should not buy shoes that are too heavy. Heavy shoes do not necessarily indicate high quality and goodness.
Imagine, you are supposed to wear shoes for hours. Get moving and engage in daily activities. The high weight of winter shoes restricts your movement, after a while you get tired of your feet and feel uncomfortable. Before buying a shoe, try on its weight. In the production of good winter shoes, light materials and special natural leather are used for insulation, so that the consumer, in addition to warming, also feels calm and comfortable.
14- Buy winter shoes that protect your ankles
Winter shoes and ankle protection Most winter shoes, such as boots and boots, cover the ankle area. But the point that most of us do not pay attention to when shopping is the support of the ankle by the shoes.
Pay attention to your ankle when wearing boots or boots. Walk a few steps. See, does the sole of the shoe completely cover the ankle? Are you comfortable in it? Doesn’t your ankle hurt? Otherwise, your weight falls on your ankles, and a lot of pressure is put on this part. Also, never return ankle boots or boots to the ankle.
Some winter boots are made in such a way that the leg can be turned up to the ankle. This will make it difficult for you to balance when walking.
15- Preferably do not buy furry winter boots
You probably also appreciate the fashion and beauty that it brings to your style. Winter shoe manufacturers have not forgotten this category in selling more of their products.
One of their most common measures is to apply fur to the outer edges of the shoe. If we examine this issue from an expert point of view, we will find both positive and negative points.
Fur on the edge of the boot and winter boots, cape the edge of the shoe on the ankle and leg and retain more heat.
Snow accumulates on the fur, then gradually melts and easily penetrates into the boot or boots. In fact, after a while, the inside of the shoe gets wet, the presence of fur on the edge of the boot prevents it from being placed under the pants. These days, we usually use pants that do not have a loose hem. Therefore, it is obvious that these boots can not be easily worn under pants.
16- When buying a boot or boots, pay attention to its positive and negative points
As you know, a wide variety of winter shoes are produced for use in snowy, rainy and icy weather. But the two models of boots and boots are more known and popular among the people.
Now the question arises, which winter shoes are more suitable? Boots or boots? Each of these two types of winter shoes has different positive and negative characteristics, the most prominent of which are discussed below:
“Boots The main word for boots is from Turkish, meaning” what is pulled “. In Persian dictionary, it is also called “museum” and it is produced in different types.
In fact, boots are a kind of shoe with long legs. Some boots cover up to the knees and others up to the thighs. It is interesting to know that boots are sometimes called Putin.
The most obvious positive feature of boots over boots is their usability on snowy days. When a significant area from the ground to a great height is covered with snow. These boots prevent snow from entering the foot. It keeps a large part of your legs dry and warm.
But these boots, which give significant warmth to your feet, reduce your mobility and speed. Wearing boots, you can not be as agile as you move with boots.
Boot is a type of shoe, which is produced in two models of long leg and short leg. Shoes that are longer than the ankle and cover up to half of the calf muscle are called “boots”, and shoes that have the ankle covering only the ankle are called “half boots”. Boots are among the shoes, which are produced in two types of women and men.
Boots, unlike boots, do not reduce your mobility. You can move easily. Be quick and do not feel tired legs.
Boots will not warm your feet as much as boots on snowy days and when moving on snow-covered ground for up to half a foot, and will not prevent your feet from getting wet.
And the last word …
Winter shoes are more about protecting our feet from cold, frost and moisture than they are about beautifying our appearance. When buying, pay attention to all the elements that are effective in better foot protection. If we spend a little more money, time and attention, we will surely find suitable winter shoes that can be used in several winters.
Source: Tabriz Shoes Magazine
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