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Your Best Footwear Options For Winter In The City

If you live in Canada or a city in the northern part of the US, then you’re definitely no stranger to cold weather and piles of snow. Typically, winter is the time of year when Canadians put their bikes in storage and rely on public transit, cars and networks of underground paths to avoid the cold weather at all cost.

At the same time, winter can be a lovely time of year and if it’s not punishingly cold, as walking around in the snow can be a very beautiful experience. Furthermore, because there is a drastically reduced amount of natural light available in the winter months, making sure to get outside and soak in the sun (when it’s available) is essential for maintaining a good attitude.

For this reason, our foot clinic in Toronto recommends making sure that you have proper footwear to take a stroll in the snow, in order to enjoy the season, get some exercise and soak in some vitamin D. In this post, we’re going to look at winter footwear, accessories and treatments that will have you romping through the parks and making snow angels!

Warm & Supportive Boots For You

For a really harsh climate, we typically recommend Sorel boots. These sturdy boots come in a variety of styles for men, women and children, from more compact urban styles to functional, protective all-weather boots for the back-country. As with any other time of year, folks with knee and back problems related to gait issues can benefit from custom orthotics in their boots. In this way, you can stay warm and feel supported as you take on the winter in style.

man with winter boots

Gait Analysis

If you suffer from mysterious knee or back pain, it may well be that you have undiagnosed gait issues. Not only do our foot chiropodists craft custom orthotics when you need arch support, but they also offer the benefits of gait analysis to provide a more comprehensive understanding of the root of the problem. This direct understanding of balance and weight distribution issues gives you the knowledge to begin consciously correcting the gait. Orthotics offer relief, gait analysis offers a solution.

Heat

You don’t necessarily need an expert to tell you that heat is good in the winter, but we’ll tell you more specifically why it is so good. Whether it’s the sauna at the gym, hot yoga, or a steamy bath at the end of the day, exposing your muscles to heat facilitates better blood flow and allows oxygen to push toxins out of the deeper parts of the muscles. Alternating hot and cold (going from a hot sauna to a cold shower and back) increases the effectiveness of this process, so your feet, knees and back can enjoy the benefits of this comforting therapy.

Compression Socks/ Stockings

On the theme of blood flow (essential in the winter), compression socks increase blood flow and are often used for post-exercise recovery and by diabetics, who are at a higher risk of foot ulceration. Compression stockings come in many different styles and can provide comfort and health benefits for anyone!

Whether you’re looking to get your feet set up for winter or get your plantar warts removed, Feet First Clinic has you covered. Contact us today and set up an appointment.

Here’s to Many More Years of Foot Care!

At Feet First Clinic, we’re always excited to welcome new clients! After a successful 12 years of treating our amazing patients, we’re ready to continue offering only the best foot care services and products. Give us a call to ask our friendly staff any questions you may have! Our Toronto foot specialists are ready to help!

Call us at 416-769-3338 or Book Your Assessment Today!

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Emily

Administrative Assistant

Emily is the newest addition to the Feet First family. She assists with the clinic’s accounting and finances, as well as all the behind-the-scenes work that keeps the clinic running smoothly. In addition to her accounting smarts, she brings sunshine and positivity to everyone at Feet First Clinic.

Erica Halpern

Marketing and Administrative Assistant (She/Her)

Part of our administrative support staff, Erica also works behind the scenes writing and editing content for our website and blog. She loves researching and writing educational content to help patients and anyone dealing with pain. When she’s not busy in the clinic, you’ll find her at her local gym, exploring underground music, hiking with friends, or cheering on her favourite sports teams (Go Jays!). She also loves huskies!

Sophie Rudahigan

Clinic Administrator (She/Her)
Sophie prides herself on providing top-tier customer service. She is here to ensure a smooth visit for all clients. In addition to overseeing the clinic’s administration and day-to-day operations, she maintains the cosmetic appearance of the store. She is the magic behind our elaborate display case designs and also ensures the clinic is stocked with stylish (but still orthopedic!) footwear options for all ages.

Bianca Carter

CEO (She/Her)

Day in and out, Bianca works hard to ensure Feet First Clinic runs smoothly. Customer service is at the top of her list and she treats every customer like family. Bianca has a passion for fitness and is dedicated to helping people take care of their feet and body. There is no problem that she can’t solve and she believes that where there is a will, there’s a way.

Carolina Charles

Patient Relation Coordinator (She/Her)

If you’ve been to the clinic before, chances are you had the pleasure of meeting Carolina! Carolina’s daily goal is going above and beyond to make sure patients are always completely satisfied. Having worked in the podiatry industry for 22 years, Carolina brings a wealth of knowledge pertaining to client service, insurance policies, and procedures.​ She steers the ship to make sure everything runs smoothly on the daily. Carolina is known for spicing up every outfit with her signature costume jewellery.