But there’s one thing that the early researchers probably didn’t check – whether or not the people who were standing for long periods of time had foot problems or wore arch supports or orthotics.
Boots are thought to have much more support than regular shoes. If people wear boots all day long, would you expect that your feet may be better off than in regular shoes. But that’s not necessarily the case.
Boots like shoes may not be made to fit your feet. They’re manufactured so the right foot boots are the mirror image of the left foot boot. Thus, they don’t consider that maybe you have two feet that aren’t exactly alike and mirror images of each other. In fact, it’s safe to say that in most people, one foot is slightly larger than the other.
This gives us the clue that we should not only treat our two feet differently, but that we should also really scrutinize the boot insoles that come with the boot. These will also be generic, although some may have a bit of support.
Boot manufacturers can’t accommodate every known variation of foot in the world! Some have a low arch and need arch supports, others have a high arch and need different types of arch supports. Some people have bunions while others have hammertoes, corns or calluses. Others may have plantar warts or plantar fascitis.
Thus, it behooves you to spend some time getting to know your feet so you can select the best boot insoles for your boots. Of course, you’ll have to replace the original ones that come with the boot.