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10 Tips for Healthy Feet

Posted on Apr 18, 2014 in Work Boots | 0 comments

If you spend a great deal of your time on your feet, it is very important that you have healthy feet. To keep your feet healthy, you need to choose the right work boots, use good hygiene, and examine your feet on a regular basis. By following the 10 tips for healthy feet in the blog below, you will be ready to handle long shifts on your feet with ease.

Keep Feet Dry and Clean

As mentioned above, it is very important to use good hygiene to keep your feet clean. The best way to do this is to scrub your feet with water and soap. After bathing, make sure to dry your feet. Fungus needs moisture to survive. By depriving organisms of the environment they need to thrive, you can help keep your feet healthier. It is especially important to make sure the skin between your toes is dry because this area is specifically prone to fungus and infections. Danner's 8-inch Rat Hot Weather boot for men

Cut Toenails Regularly and Correctly

It is important that you cut your toenails regularly. Even more important than how often you cut your toenails is whether you cut nails properly or not. The proper way to cut toenails is to cut straight across. Do not drastically round the tips of your nails or cut to close to the skin. Either of these improper nail cutting techniques can result in an ingrown toenail, which can be extremely painful.

Examine your Feet

Most people don’t know they have a problem with their feet until it starts to cause discomfort. One way to avoid this is to examine your feet on a regular basis. Specifically, you will want to look for peeling or scaling skin. It is also important to look for discolored nails or any other signs of nail fungus. While examining your feet is important for everybody, it is critically important for boot wearers with diabetes.

Don’t Cover Toe Nails with Polish to Hide Defects

If your toenails are cracked, thick, discolored, or crumbling, you can’t just hide the unsightly nails with nail polish. In fact, applying nail polish to an infected nail could make a small problem a very big problem.

Don’t Share your Shoes

This almost goes without saying…don’t wear other people’s shoes or socks.

Protect your Feet in Public

When visiting public areas, it is important to keep your feet protected. This means you need to wear shoes at the pool, in locker rooms, and at the gym. All of these areas are breeding grounds for fungal infections and wearing shoes is your best defense.

Decrease the Effects of Sweat on your Feet by Choosing the Right Socks

Believe it or not, your feet are host to about 250,000 sweat glands for a total of half a million sweat glands for each person. Sweat creates a potential for bacteria to grow. The best way to manage this situation is to choose the right socks for your feet. Synthetic fiber socks will wick moisture away from your feet, which will keep you drier and healthier.

Wear Breathable Work Boots

When shopping for work boots, you need to make sure to choose footwear that is breathable. Full-grain leather boots are breathable and allow air to circulate. However, if you have feet that sweat excessively, you should choose a work boot made of mesh materials.

Make sure Boots fit Properly

Whether you are wearing low-profile boots, Oxfords, or military-height boots, you need to choose a boot that fits properly.

Consult a Podiatrist or Family Physician when Necessary

If you have painful feet problems, you need to know when to see a podiatrist, foot doctor, of family physician. It’s incredibly important not to try and treat painful foot problems yourself, especially, if you aren’t sure what the problem is. Doing this can actually make the problem worse. In most situations, foot problems can be cured with in office procedures or prescription medications.

Buy Boots at the Military Boot Super Store to Help you Achieve Healthy Feet

To get the very best prices on tactical work boots, shop at the Military Boot Super Store. We carry the very best boot brands at competitive prices and will ship all orders over $50 for free directly to your front door.

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Work Boots Buying Guide

Posted on Mar 9, 2014 in Work Boots | 0 comments

If you are still wearing the same work boots you were wearing ten years ago, you probably aren’t doing your feet much justice. As more boot companies enter the work boot market, features of this type of footwear are getting better and better every day. If you haven’t purchased a new pair of work boots because you aren’t sure what’s available on the market, or you simply buy the same type of boots time and time again, it is time for you to check out our work boots buying guide.

Shop Military Boot Super Store for Work Boots for any Career

Unlike the work boots that were created decades ago, today boot companies boot make a specific boot for any career. This means whether you are in the Navy or working long hours at a construction site, you may have different boot needs. When shopping our inventory, make sure to consider the following features that may or may not be appropriate for your career.

Steel Toe Work Boots

Steel toe work boots have reinforced tips in the toe of the boot. Usually, this material is made of steel and recommended for anyone that is doing heavy lifting or is at risk of compression injuries. If a steel toe boot is not right for your career, you can find composite toe safety boots in our inventory. A composite toe boot offers many of the benefits of a safety toe, but won’t conduct heat or cold. This type of material is also non-metallic, which means this type of boot will help you get through metal detectors easily.

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Waterproof Work Boots

Many of the waterproof work boots in our inventory are waterproof thanks to Gore-Tex technology. Boots that were made decades ago is only able to provide waterproof protection because of treated leather. However, this proved to leave a lot of wearers with wet feet. Gore-Tex technology also allows sweat vapor to pass right through a boot, which means feet will stay dry and comfortable in any environment.

Work Boots with Slip and Oil Resistant Soles

When browsing our inventory, you will find many boots come with a slip and oil resistant sole. Having a work boot with this type of sole is important because many workplace accidents every year occur because of accidental falls, slips, or trips.

Insulation for Work Boots

Many years ago, boots weren’t made with much insulation. Today, Thinsulate insulation and other comparable types of insulation are added to many different types of work boots. Insulation is important for work boot wearers because it allows wearers to build body heat through activity. This type of warmth ensures feet will stay warm in any environment. To determine whether the boot you are considering is made with insulation, check out the product specifications.

After considering these features, you are ready to choose the right work boots for your feet from the Military Boot Super Store. If you ever have any questions about the military boots, work boots, or police boots in our inventory, please feel free to contact us by phone or email.

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How to determine when you should replace your Work Boots?

Posted on Mar 5, 2014 in Work Boots | 0 comments

If you are in love with your work boots, you may not be excited about the idea of replacing them. However, it is important to remember that your boots must be in great shape to truly protect you the way they are designed to. To make determining when you should replace your work boots easier, we have created this helpful guide.

Inspect the Boot Sole

When trying to decide if it is time to replace your work boots, the first thing you must do is look at the sole. If the sole is losing traction, it is probably a good idea to replace the boot. Not sure if you are losing traction? Think about the following scenario…are you slipping more? If you are, your boot is most likely losing traction. In addition to lose of traction, you also need to look at the thickness of the sole. If the sole is wearing down, your feet are probably achy after long days. In this situation, it is also very important that you replace the work boots as soon as possible. rocky s2v desert tan boots

Changing your Socks, Often?

If you are changing your socks more than normal, it is probably because water, sand, or debris is entering your boot. This happens when the collar padding of your boot begins to wear thin. Since it isn’t possible to just replace the collar of the boot, you need to replace the entire boot.

Blisters or Hot Spots on your Feet are usually a Sign of a Worn Out Boot

If you suddenly begin getting blisters or hot spots on your feet, it is usually because the inner surface of your work boots has begun to wear out. When this happens the boot is not able to provide the protection it once could. Once the interior padding of your boot has begun to break down, it is time to get a new pair of work boots.

Busted Work Boot Seams

An obvious sign that your boots need replaced is busted seams. A busted seam will allow water and debris to enter the boot through holes and can make the boot useless in terms of protection. Although many people try to glue broken seams, it doesn’t usually work very well. Instead, of wasting time trying to glue boots back together, you should simply replace them with new boots that will be able to protect your feet.

Buy Brand New Work Boots from Popular Brands when you Shop the Military Boot Store

If you have decided to purchase new work boots after reading the tips above, you will be glad to know you can find the most popular work boot brands including Wellco, Blackhawk, 5.11 Tactical, and many more when you shop the Military Boot Super Store’s online store.

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How and Why Cordura Nylon is used in Work Boots

Posted on Feb 12, 2014 in Work Boots | 0 comments

If you are in the market for a brand new work boot, you probably have questions about Cordura nylon. Specifically, you probably want to know what Cordura nylon is and why you should opt for a work boot, military boot, or tactical boot that uses this type of technology in their footwear construction. To make choosing the right work boot easy, we have created this blog dedicated to understand how and why Cordura nylon is used in work boots.

Cordura Nylon Explained

Cordura nylon is a very unique, synthetic fabric. This fabric is recognized and certified to be resistant to abrasions and guaranteed to last a very long time. Since this material is so durable, it is resistant to scratches, tears, and scuffs that are common in the field. In addition to tactical boots and work boots, Cordura nylon is also used in work wear, outdoor sport gear, luggage and much more. altama sage green 8inch boot

 Why Cordura Nylon is frequently used in Work Boots and Military Boots

With the information above in mind, it is easy to see why so many of the best boot manufacturers including Wellco, Rocky, and Smith and Wesson, just to name a few, use Cordura nylon in their construction. If you choose work boots made with Cordura nylon, you can count on your boots to be tough and capable of lasting a very long time. Military boots with Cordura nylon are able to help soldiers and anyone else that wears them handle any task; no matter what type of terrain they are traveling on or what types of conditions are present. This means boots made with Cordura nylon are great for wear in mountainous, swampy, snowy, or extremely warm environments.

Browse our Inventory for Tactical Boots made with Long-Lasting Cordura Nylon

At the Military Boot Super Store, we understand how important it is to choose the right work boots for your career. For this reason, we make it easy to choose great work boots that feature Cordura nylon. Some of the most popular tactical boots in our inventory that feature this technology include Smith and Wesson work boots, Wellco military boots, and Rocky boots.

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Wear Wool Socks instead of Cotton Socks with Work Boots

Posted on Jan 27, 2014 in Work Boots | 0 comments

When you order new work boots, it is also a great time to purchase new socks. Chances are, if you need new boots, your socks are probably looking pretty rough as well. If you are like many other boot wearers, you are probably considering cotton socks. You know, the same types of socks you have been wearing since you were a toddler. However, a better type of sock for wear with work boots is a wool sock. To learn more about why you should choose wool socks over cotton socks, check out the information below.

Wool Socks are Warmer than Cotton Socks

By design, a wool sock is thicker than a cotton sock, which makes it a better insulator. With wool socks on your feet, you can count on staying warm, even in extremely cold climates.

Work Boots are more Comfortable with Wool Socks on your Feet

When you have wool socks on your feet, you will stay more comfortable. Wool socks are thicker than typical cotton socks. As a result, a wool sock will provide a lot of cushioning. When you have cushioning between your work boots and your feet, you will experience less rubbing and less friction, which will equate to less foot pain and less blisters. wool socks

Moisture-Wicking is Possible with Wool Socks

When you choose wool socks over cotton socks, you will have drier feet because wool socks help moisture evaporate faster than cotton socks. If you have wool socks on your feet, your feet will be much more comfortable, even if you have to wear the same pair of socks for a very long period of time.

After you read the information above, you will have the information you need to buy the best wool socks for your feet. If you have any questions about our work boots, please feel free to contact us by phone or email.

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Understand ASTM Safety Standards for Work Boots

Posted on Dec 1, 2013 in Work Boots | 0 comments

Whether you are shopping for work boots, combat boots, or military boots, you will likely read a great deal of information about ASTM safety standards. To help you choose the right boots for your feet, we have created a guide to make understanding these safety standards easy.

What does ASTM Stand For?

ASTM standards are created by ASTM International. This company, also known as the American Society for Testing and Materials, is responsible for delivering voluntary consensus standards. ASTM is recognized as a global leader in their field and has over 12,000 different ASTM standards that are recognized all over the world. With their long history of accurate, dependable ratings, buyers can purchase products that meet ASTM safety standards with confidence. One of the over 12,000 products that ASTM rates are work boots. To make understanding ASTM boot safety standards easy, we have gathered information on the most popular ASTM safety standards that you may see when shopping our online store below. It is important to know that these are not the only ASTM standards associated with combat boots, work boots, and military boots in general, but these standards are the most commonly seen on our website.

What is ASTM F2412-05?

The ASTM safety standard F2412-05 has to do with the resistance of footwear when it comes to hazards that you may potentially come in contact with while working. If a boot has met this safety standard, it has been tested for minimum performance compliance in regards to impact resistance, compression resistance, metatarsal impact resistance, resistance to electrical hazards, and puncture resistance.altama 8553 men panama boot

What is ASTM F2413-05?

Safety standard ASTM F2413-05 is a specification that means a particular boot has gone through several testing, performance, and classification requirements before being released to the public. Work boots that meet this ASTM standard are resistant to impacts and compressions in the toe, and are also less likely to gather static electricity build-up. The bottoms of these boots are also puncture resistant.

If you have any questions about our work boots or the ASTM safety standards associated with any of the boots in our inventory, please feel free to contact us. You can contact us by email, by phone, or on any of our social networking pages including Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.

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