Do you love wearing boots? I do! I just love how it warms my legs, especially during the cold season.

Boots are very sturdy. There are different types of boots that you can choose from to wear during your sojourns. There are ankle boots, hi-cut (or the knee-high), there are mid-calf boots, there are open-toe boots, and studded too.

Boots are really a staple during wintertime but you can wear any types of boots during your travel, whatever season it is! Here are some tips to help you choose the right boots for your travel.

Must be durable

This is the first thing you need to consider when choosing the right boots for your travel. Imagine the amount of walking you will do if you plan to do sightseeing activities, and your boots like the Stages West must be durable enough to withstand the different surfaces of streets you will traverse. And when it is durable, your boots will last longer.

Consider the material

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Most leather boots last a long time. I have leather boots that is already 6 years old and I have worn it even during snowy and rainy times. So, consider picking leather boots over synthetic ones unless you are just going to wear them for casual walks, and not on your travels. Some leather boots are also very stylish like the Pigeon Forge Cowboy Boots and they are super durable too!

Choose rubber soles or ones with ridges

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You need to have traction while using your boots on your travel. Rubber soles provide slip and oil resistance so even when you step on slick, you don’t slip. Aside from that, it is also resistant to chemicals and other outside elements that are vital so it does not ruin your boots’ soles that may lead to leakage. Some boots have flat soles and they tend to be slippery when you walk over wet surfaces. I always choose boots with rubbers soles or at least with ridges for slip prevention.

Check the fit and comfort

Choose a pair of sturdy boots that will fit you comfortably. Make sure that your toes are able to wiggle inside and that the sides of your foot are not pressured as shown in the illustration below:

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