How Waterproof Shoes Can Benefit You
For many of us, staying active during the fall and winter months can be a challenge. If the shortening hours of sunlight weren’t enough, rain and snow can put a real damper on keeping up with your exercise goals – no pun intended. Compared to the never-ending days of bright, sunny weather and comfortable temperatures of spring and summer, it can be hard to find the motivation to stay active in dark, stormy climates.
During the cold, wet months, it seems like every outdoor excursion requires speciality equipment; whether it’s a rain jacket, rain boots, or just an umbrella. You may think running during a rainstorm is only bound to leave you feeling cold and achy, but the right gear can make all the difference between a fun, energetic and comfortable workout, and a freezing, miserable slog through the elements.
Meet your new best friend this fall: waterproof shoes. Whether you want to stay on top of taking your dog out for a walk every day or want to train for a big race in the new year, wearing shoes with a waterproof lining – such as Gore-Tex – will keep your feet warm, dry, and cozy while you do it.
Here are the top three benefits of wearing waterproof shoes, and why you should consider owning a pair to stay active this fall.
Keep Your Feet Dry
Of course, the greatest benefit of waterproof runners is that they keep your feet dry. Unlike traditional running shoes with a lightweight mesh upper, waterproof shoes are made with a lining – such as Gore-Tex – to prevent water from entering the shoe and soaking your feet, which leads us to our next point.
We all know how a sore blister can get annoying while you’re trying to stay active. Did you know that, when your feet are wet, they are more likely to develop blisters? This is because your skin becomes soft and more susceptible to rubbing and abrasions from running or walking. Wearing waterproof shoes keeps water out of your shoes, so your feet can stay dry and comfortable.
READ MORE: How To Prevent Blisters
Prevent Cold Feet
If water enters your shoes, your feet don’t just get wet. They get cold, especially when the temperature drops. This can not only lead to a very uncomfortable run or hike; it’s also crucial to take into consideration how important keeping warm is during extreme winter conditions. Wearing waterproof shoes will prevent this all together, keeping you – and your feet – warm and dry.
Ask A Fitting Expert!
When your feet are happy, you’re happy! With dry, warm feet, think of how much you’ll be able to accomplish during the cold, wet winter months. If you have any questions about waterproof styles and what activities they work best for, talk to a fitting expert at a Kintec location near you today!