Shearling Boots: The Cutest Solution For Keeping Feet Warm This Winter

What I love about Aetrex’s shearling boots is that my feet can stay warm and cozy, and look cute at the same time! I love the way the genuine sheepskin linings feel inside the boot…like butter on my foot! My feet always stay warm and dry even on the coldest winter days thanks to the high quality water-resistant suede they use.

Unlike many other shearling boots I have tried, Aetrex’s boots feature a built-in Lynco Orthotic so my feet, ankles and knees are getting the support they need throughout the day. The memory foam cushioning really adds to the comfort of the boot, allowing me to stay on my feet all day and still feel comfy. I love that I can throw them on quickly on my way out the door and never have to worry about laces or closures – easy on and off is key for a busy Mom like myself.

I love the neutral color choices available (tan and black), in both short and tall versions, so I can pair them with a variety of outfits. You can learn more about Aetrex shearling boots or purchase them HERE.

Tips For Winter Hiking Foot Health

When hiking in the winter, it is essential to ensure your feet are properly cared for. It’s important to find the proper balance and be sure you are warm enough but not too hot.

To keep your upper body temperature properly regulated, be sure to dress in layers. If you are exerting yourself you don’t want to be dressed in clothing that is too warm which may cause excessive sweating and discomfort. You will want to start with a base layer that wicks moisture and is breathable, followed by a mid-layer that is insulating like a fleece jacket, completed with an outer layer that is water and wind proof to protect you from the elements. Be sure to incorporate a warm, weatherproof hat and waterproof gloves into your gear.

Now let’s talk FEET! Obviously, good warm socks that properly wick moisture away from your feet are essential. You don’t want your feet to get wet with moisture from sweat, and then get cold. This will not only cause discomfort, but could also lead to blisters and fungal growth. Wool socks are often a popular choice for hiking as well. Warm, waterproof hiking boots are essential to keep your feet comfortable and dry in the cold weather elements.

DISCLAIMER:  The information contained on this site is not provided by medical professionals and is provided for informational purposes only.  The information on this site is not meant to substitute consulting with your podiatrist, doctor or other health care professional. The information available on or through this site is in no way intended to diagnose, influence treatment or cure any foot or other health problems nor is it a substitute for the services or advice of a podiatrist, physician, or health professional.  You should always consult a physician licensed in your state in all matters relating to your health.

Preparing Your Feet For Winter

The weather is officially cooling down and it’s time to put away our flip-flops and sandals, and take out our boots! I absolutely LOVE a good pair of boots. However, as we transition into cooler weather, it is important to ensure that we properly prepare our feet for the change in climate and footwear. Winter snow, ice, salt, and cold temperatures can take a toll on your tootsies, so now is the time to prepare them and avoid the cracking and drying associated with the cold winter months.

Proper footcare can keep your feet soft, smooth and crack-free during the winter months. It can help you avoid dry, brittle toenails and hardened, dry heels that often come with dry air, colder weather and indoor heat. Start the seasonal transition off with a good pedicure. Be sure to buff off calluses, exfoliate and moisturize with a nice thick moisturizer to give your feet a fresh start for the season.

It’s important to remember that socks are an important part of winter foot health. Damp and dark conditions, such as those found in shoes, promote the growth of fungi, bacteria and odor – eew! You can protect your feet by wearing socks made with copper fibers that have been clinically proven to help eliminate these common problems and improve your skin’s appearance and texture. Copper ions, embedded in the yarn and guaranteed to last for the life of the sock, provide superior protection and eliminate 99.9% of bacteria, fungi and odors commonly found in feet.

In addition to eliminating the bacteria, germs etc in your shoes, it’s important to choose socks that also offer the proper support and help to keep your feet dry and healthy. I don’t know about you, but my feet totally know the difference between cheap socks and good quality socks. I feel like my athletic performance improves when my feet feel their most comfortable. Below are a few key attributes to look for when choosing socks.

  • Added heel to toe cushioning for superior shock absorption
  • Elasticized arch support for added performance
  • Reduces friction to help prevent blistering
  • Technologically advanced Moisture-Guard wicking system
  • Helps controls odor and rejuvenates your skin

Taking time now to prepare your feet before the winter comes is essential, and doing so will help you avoid all sorts of potential foot issues, and keep your feet looking and feeling their best.

Learn more about copper socks and where to purchase them HERE.

DISCLAIMER:  The information contained on this site is not provided by medical professionals and is provided for informational purposes only.  The information on this site is not meant to substitute consulting with your podiatrist, doctor or other health care professional. The information available on or through this site is in no way intended to diagnose, influence treatment or cure any foot or other health problems nor is it a substitute for the services or advice of a podiatrist, physician, or health professional.  You should always consult a physician licensed in your state in all matters relating to your health.