April 06, 2016
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That old saying “April showers bring May flowers,” definitely proves itself true here in Chicago during this rainy season! When the weather is wet, it's important to keep your feet warm and dry. Not only are wet shoes and socks uncomfortable, but damp feet can lead to fungal problems such as Athlete's Foot. And since April is National Foot Health Awareness Month, it's a perfect time to remember the importance of foot care. A great way to care for your feet during damp days is by investing in a good pair of rain boots.

If you are going to be shopping around for rain boots this spring, here are a few tips to keep in mind:

  • Comfort is key. It's important not to sacrifice comfort, especially if you're planning to wear the boots for a good amount of time or walk long distances. its important that the boots keep you warm and dry, provide support, and are comfortable. There are many options out there for rain boots that are cute and comfortable at the same time.
  • Don't forget size. Rain boots that fit the feet may be too tight or too big around the calves. In those cases, see if the boot can be adjusted around the leg. Don't forget to try on boots with socks to make sure they fit well and are comfortable for walking. There are also plenty of styles of rain boots that end below the calf for those who prefer a shorter boot option.
  • Quality counts. Rain boots come in a variety of colors, styles and prices. Choose one that's good quality and seems to be long-lasting and weatherproof enough to withstand puddles and showers. Some companies also make removable fleece rain boot liners for chilly spring days.

Stay dry when the showers strike!