Sporto boots for the Snow
With the weather taking a definite turn for the worst here in the UK, sporto boots and winter boots are a real consideration for many (and the rest of Europe, with countries such as Poland currently experiencing -35 and -40 degree temperatures). How best can people protect their bodies, and their feet, from the terribly icy conditions thwarting our daily lives. As a relatively young, healthy, male, the snow is not something that scares me, but still, it’s an unfortunate issue that needs to be dealt with. As those living in the UK will understand, a bit of snow brings the country to a standstill, and this year, although better, has still caused some major issues. However, this article is here for YOU, the sporto boot lover, to remind you to look after YOURSELF in these snowy and icy conditions. It doesn’t matter how young, old, healthy or unhealthy you are, falling over due to the snow and ice means you’ll land hard, and painfully, on concrete, the most unforgiving of surfaces. This will likely result in a lengthy trip to accident and emergency, and probably an x-ray of your afflicted area. So, at Sporto Boots we feel it’s our duty to offer you as much protection as physically possible, as we can’t be there to hold your hand!
Clearly, the safest option available is simply, staying INSIDE! If you stay inside, you can’t fall over in the snow, and hurt yourself, and you stay happy. (Simple terms at least.) But if you really do need to brave the snow, we’ve got some tips for you.
Winter Snow Boot Safety
1. Get kitted out in a brand new pair of Sporto Boots as demonstrated here by Mara Balagtas, (her twitter @marafili & Instagr.am). Thanks very much to her, this is a fantastically beautiful sporto boots action photo with fresh snow!
Sporto Boots in use in the snow - Thanks to Mara Balagtas
2. Walk slowly, deliberately, and carefully. Rather than rushing around like a madman/woman to get to your destination, take a deep breath, be sure of your footing, and proceed with caution. Boots with good grip such as Sportos are the optimum choice, I also can vouch for Timbaland boots, although expensive, they are grippy and good in winter conditions.
3. Wear thick socks, and tuck them into your Sporto Boots – although it sounds obvious, it’s worth noting: Thick, warm socks will insulate and warm your ankles and feet, therefore greatly reducing the risk of any injury if you DO have a slight slip or a ‘moment’. Again, it may sound silly, but this warmth and protection could be the difference between no pain at all, and a slight ankle sprain. If you don’t know, our ligaments are terribly inelastic and once damaged, they never return to their best – so anything that you can possibly do to avoid damage to your ankles is a step worth taking.
4. Do your sportos up ALL THE WAY. E.g. if you can lace around the ankle, please do. This will again offer even more support to your feet and ankle joint, ensuring optimum safety.
5. Leave yourself enough time! Related to point 2, how can you walk slowly and carefully if you’re stressing because you’re going to be late?! Take your time and protect your body, you’ll thank yourself in the long run that much is certain! It’s snow, it’ll pass!
6. Finally, consider our older article on Sporto Boots for Cold Weather which looks at some of our favourite boots, fur lined, waterproof sporto goodness!
Now, our searches for snow boots and winter sporto boots have unfortunately been pretty difficult, as you know (being based in the UK) but we’ll always continue to supply as much good sporto boot information to you guys (and girls) as possible. Don’t forget to get in touch if you need anything or have any suggestions! Don’t forget, follow us on @sporto-boots for all the latest on Twitter!