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Boots are made for walking

By John Kumar Subscribe to RSS | December 17th 2011 | Views:
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As the song goes… boots are meant for walking and specifying ‘walking’ boots is overstating the basic meaning.

Boots are after all meant for use outdoors and are a kind of shoes that can be made of leather, rubber, or some such material that protects the foot and all or part of the leg. According to the British outdoor boots are any shoes or outer foot covering reaching to the ankle. Outdoor boots could be overshoes, made of rubber or other waterproof material.

Outdoor boots are usually all weather shoes that are worn as walking boots as well as for other purposes. Hiking boots are specially made outdoor boots that need to have the sturdiness of walking on rough terrain and at the same time protect the feet of the user who is walking for many long and difficult miles in a day. These special outdoor boots have waterproof uppers, comfortable lining and a strong nonskid sole for safe walking on possible slippery surfaces.

The armed forces use outdoor boots for all their personnel hence you see smart army, naval and air force officers donning heavy leather outdoor boots that are polished to mirror finish. Heavy leather outdoor boots is part of their uniform since in combat they can be in any kind of terrain.

Walking boots are usually ankle length because they are meant to protect the ankle from twisting when the road on which you are walking is not smooth. However there is enough room for the ankle to bend while walking and there is no discomfort or restrictive binding while walking. The lining of walking boots is usually fine leather which is a natural material that allows the skin of the feet to breathe or else the feet will sweat and there can be blisters which can become very painful. The uppers of walking boots are waterproof leather or synthetic material to allow walking in wet weather.

Walking boots usually also are laced shoes with strong intertwined nylon laces that are strong. The eyelets are strong metal ones that run up to the ankle in pairs so that the foot is securely fitted in the boots. The tongue of the walking boots has to be long and sturdy to give a cozy fit. Outdoor boots can also be snow shoes which are also ankle length and more and are specifically worn in wet and very cold weather. These are however not walking boots because snow shoes need to be very warm and are made for that rather than walking comfort and safety.

There are specially designed walking boots for women too that are higher than ankle length, possibly up to just below the knees. They are fashionable and also keep out the cold to some extent.

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