7 Tips to keep your feet dry inside rubber boots
It doesn’t really matter what season it is outside if your feet sweat a lot, because you know your feet will get wet eventually. And if it’s the winter season, that’s not only going to make your feet, but your whole body very cold overall. However, even in the summer months, having sweaty feet is just as annoying, especially for worker’s trying to get through the day in that super hot and humid weather. For workers battling these furnace-like conditions it’s very hard to avoid sweating all day long. It’s the price we pay for working in the trades.
For some people who have naturally sweaty feet this can be annoying and uncomfortable. In summer months, you can run the risk of blisters forming and then your skin can start to crack.
We all know what happens when we stay in the bathtub for too long and our feet and fingers prune up. It looks funny for the most part, however what’s really happening is that the outer layer of skin is retaining too much moisture causing that pruning effect. This then leads to cracking of the skin when it drys out, because your body’s natural oils have been dissipated from the excess moisture.
When this happens, you might have experienced burning, itching, and even a few blisters from the pruning. Cracks can be very sore and deep, and often painful and tricky to treat due to the area of the foot.
The trick is to not let your feet get to this point. It’s a process of constantly monitoring your feet and changing your socks from wet to dry throughout the day. It takes no time to do this and usually if you’re at work this can be done during break time or anytime you feel the need to. I personally do this onsite and found that it makes your day waaay more comfortable, guaranteed.
But what if you’re wearing rubber boots that don’t breathe as well as other boots for a lengthy amount of time? Just changing your socks is not enough. For the winter months, I would recommend adding a secondary layer to your foot and boot. Have a look at Bama Botties (insert amazon link here).
These are highly recommended for colder conditions. But they’ll also work in the summer months as well because of the wicking ability they give. For summer months, a thinner pair of socks with the Bama botties would be the better combination, rather than a heavier pair
So I’ve dealt with a lot of these foot issue on a daily basis from working in the elements over the years and learned the hard way about how to take care of your feet. Basically, it’s not something that’s talked about on a construction site. Having said all this, these 7 tips should help you out and keep you moving forward.
7 Tips to keep your feet dry inside rubber boots:
- Bama Socks or Booties will definitely help absorb the sweat and keep your feet warm and dry. Just make sure that for the summer months you wear a thinner pair of socks under the Bama bootie.
- An alternative to the Bama booties in colder conditions could be Grandma’s knitted real wool socks over a plain cotton pair of socks. If you’re lucky enough to have a grandma, and one that knits, that is.
- Polypropylene sock liner with a good wool sock.
- Buy boots one size larger for winter months, which will allow extra room for added layers and also give a little breathing room.
- Try Merino wool socks and Red Head brands.
- Always have extra pairs of good quality socks on hand so that you can change them throughout the day.
- Foot powder in your socks will also help keep them dry.