When To Replace Your Walking Boots
There are a few tell-tale signs that will tell you if it’s time to hang up your trusty walking boots:
- Soles: Overly worn soles or worn-down lugs that are no longer pronounced won’t grip surfaces properly, which can lead to accidents on uneven surfaces.
- Laces: If your laces are frayed and the rest of your boots are in good condition, you can just replace the laces. Frayed laces can be an indicator that the rest of the boot is becoming worn, so make sure you give them a good check over.
- Midsoles: The midsole is the part between the sole and the upper that provides vital cushioning for your foot. Cracks in the midsole indicate that it’s too worn, compromising the support your boots provide.
- Eyelets and lace hoops: Broken eyelets or lace hoops can prevent you from lacing your boots tightly enough, causing painful blisters.