If you're in the market for new military combat boots, you may be overwhelmed by the variety of choices at your disposal. Aside from meeting the necessary regulations, how do you know which boot will work best for you? Once you've determined the style of boot you want, there are a few common fit questions you should ask before you make your final decision on which type of Army authorized boots to buy. Here are four important fit tips to keep in mind:
- Is there enough protection?
You should check to make sure your boots have enough safety protection for your liking. All of our boots follow military regulations, but you'll want to choose a boot that is sure to protect your feet to your liking. This is true whether you're serving our country or need work boots for an industrial site. Even when workers wear safety shoes, 85% of those workers become injured as a result of an object making contact with an unprotected part of their shoe. You know the potential pitfalls of your position better than anyone, so make sure that the boots you choose have enough protection for the dangers of your job.
- Do they have a side zip?
Everyone has a personal preference when it comes to securing boots, but it's important to note that side zip technology can save you a lot of time in the long-run. Once you've laced up your boots to your liking, you can easily remove and put on your boots at a moment's notice with a side zip. This side zip technology is extremely durable, so you'll never have to worry about it catching, breaking off, or otherwise slowing you down.
- Is there room for boot socks?
Boot socks are thicker than athletic socks and provide protective cushioning in vulnerable areas. This ensures that your comfortable boots stay that way, no matter how long you wear them. You'll want to check that your new boots are comfortable enough to wear with boot socks in order to get you through the strenuous activity you're bound to do on the job.
- Is your heel secure?
When you try on your boots, check to see if your heel naturally stays in place while walking. Your heel shouldn't move around while inside the boot -- if it does, this means the boot is too large or wide, and this size discrepancy can cause blisters or callouses. Keep in mind that tightening or loosening the laces can also help with fit problems.
If you're looking for new military or work boots, we'll make sure you find the perfect fit. Contact us today to find out about all of the options -- many with side zip technology and other appealing features -- that are available to you.