Ugg boots have been seen on anyone from little toddlers all the way up to adult women and men. They started out as a very trendy boot, and many people were trying to figure out what the hype was with this not so attractive boot (according to some). They became an instant sensation in 2000, and looks like they are here to stay.
They are soft, warm and just plain comfy, but what does your podiatrist think about these boots?
Although Uggs may seem like the perfect winter boot, they lack a few important features that you should look for in any shoe. One of those things being support. Uggs should not be your boot of choice if you are out walking around all day. They provide no support for your arch or lack there of.
As well as lack of support, they do not provide the best traction for walking around on slippery surfaces this winter. If you live somewhere very cold and icy it is best to wear a more sturdy boot with plenty of traction on the bottom.
With all that being said, there are plenty of shoes that are much worse for your feet than Uggs. So, here’s a little advice: if you are going to be walking around for a long period of time, leave your Uggs at home. Don’t wear your Uggs everyday, and make sure to switch them out with a supportive shoe to keep your feet well taken care of. Uggs are a perfect shoe to keep your feet toasty and warm around the house and for a quick trip to the store.
At Southern Oregon Foot & Ankle, LLC we want to help you keep your feet happy and healthy, but sometimes it’s up to you to have healthy feet. Wearing the right shoes is one thing that you can do to keep your feet pain free. If you are suffering from foot pain come see Dr. Evan Merrill today. You can make an appointment by calling us at 541-776-3338 or by filling out our online form.