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How to Winterize Your Shoes

HOW TO WINTERIZE YOUR SHOES2 To keep shoes and boots in good condition as you hoof it through the elements season after season there are several winterizing measures you can take. Walking on a Cloud explores 7 easy ways to extend the life of your shoes - saving your soles and your money at the same time - plus some fun facts about winter weather below. Stay grounded with traction Protect boots with leather cream Save space for socks Traction is important when navigating through slippery ke and slush, so look for rubber-soled boots. Water, salt, and de-icers can deteriorate even the toughest of boots, so consider applying a leather cream to nourish the quality of your shoes. Boots are a bit roomy for a reason - you should wear thicker socks to add cushion, keep your feet warm, and wick away moisture. Wool is a great material for this Brands that feature good traction: Timberland, Pajar, Hunter Merrell styles feature a wool collar plus lace up closure for a perfect fit. Hunter shoes battle moisture while providing high coverage (01 02 03 Start off on the right foot Keep shoes away from the heater Insulate with insoles When you buy a new pair of leather boots, treat them immediately with a cream conditioner on a soft rag to help extend the shine. Use a towel, ngwspaper, or cedar inserts to Use insulated boot liners and performance insoles to keep your feet warm and improve comfort for long treks in the cold pull moisture from the inside of your shoes. Leaving them by a heater or furnace can dry out the material too quickly, which can cause cracking Dansko creates dependable work shoes that will thank you for the extra attention by protecting your feet and lasting through the years Bogs is an excellent brand for quick-drying boots. Blundstone Sheepskin Footbeds are great cushioned insoles for cold conditions (04 (05 (06 Make your shoes water resistant Wax-based polishes are made to create shine but also offer a thin protective layer than can provide light resistance to water and salt Spray resistant compounds provide a layar of protection but generally require a reapplication after a few wears 07 QUITE A FEET: NOTABLE WINTERTIME FACTS 20°F 45.5" January Winnipeg, Manitoba has the coldest winter weather of any major Canadian city Average temperatures for Canada's biggest cities average to about 20 degrees Fahrenheit during the winter months The highest average annual snowfall recorded in Canada was 45.5 feet on Mount Fidelity CAUTION COND In 2010-2011, there were 2,329 hospital admissions for a winter sport-related fall For all winter-related causes of serious injuries (excluding motor vehicle collisions), falls on ice were by far the most The average number of car accidents in Canada decreases during winter months, mostly due to dangerous winter conditions that cause people to drive less common cause wintal SOURCES WALKING ON A CLOUD BRIM AGE NCY

How to Winterize Your Shoes

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"Winter is a harsh season in many ways: it’s harsh on the Earth, our homes, our cars, our bodies, and everyday apparel. That’s why winterizing is an important task to take care of—and that inclu...




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