Having adequate footwear should never be overlooked by preppers. Having the right shoes and boots capable of standing up to potentially rigorous conditions in the event of a crisis is key to making it through anything. After all, you’ll be on your feet more than normal.
Here’s what to consider as ideal footwear that offers sustainability, comfort, and protection for your feet.
Consider these factors when choosing shoes and boots for possible disasters
Reduce weight where possible and chose the lowest boots that provide enough support for carrying a medium to light load. A pair of gaiters for additional protection would be a good idea.
Think durability for appropriate footwear — a must for your feet. Consider combat boots because they have good ankle and calf support. With the heavy leather exterior, traction soles, and cushy insoles, the military boots proved ideal for bugging out or bugging in.
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It’s also hard to go wrong with a good pair of hiking boots. They’re designed for rough terrain, hard work, and can go the distance.
Here’s another measure one shouldn’t overlook — double-layered socks. Wear two pairs of socks when outdoors in the wild. Use a thin ankle length cotton inner to wick away moisture, and a good thick wool outer sock to provide a little extra cushion. Both help immensely in preventing blisters.
Additional variables you should consider for picking the right footwear.
What aspects of shoes and boots should you consider in case of a natural or sudden disaster?
Additional variables include insulated or ventilated boots; natural materials or synthetic materials; construction details; and the amount of support you need for your feet.
There are also considerations dealing with how heavy of a load will be carrying. Socks are important, too. In order to make informed choices, you need to ask these questions. Individual vary and so does the footwear they require.