Doctor Approved Style: Unveiling the 15 Best Combat Boots for Chic, Timeless, All-Weather Fashion

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Doctor Approved Style: Unveiling the 15 Best Combat Boots for Chic, Timeless, All-Weather Fashion

Embark on a journey into the intersection of style and health with our very own Dr. Farah Alani, featured prominently in the latest issue of InStyle Magazine. Renowned for her expertise in podiatry, Dr. Alani shares invaluable insights on maintaining both style and foot health, as showcased in the article titled "The 15 Best Combat Boots for Chic, Timeless, All-Weather Style." Delve into the full article here to discover the perfect fusion of fashion and foot care, all doctor-approved. With four convenient locations in New York City—Grand Central, Downtown Manhattan, Upper East Side, and Times Square—To Healthy Feet Podiatry invites you to experience the pinnacle of comfort and style. Book an appointment today to step into a world where impeccable style meets unwavering comfort.

Combat Boots: A Synthesis of Style and Comfort

InStyle Magazine's recent article, curated by Sarah Felbin and updated on December 14, 2023, delves into the realm of combat boots, highlighting their functional durability, chic aesthetics, and surprising versatility. The feature not only offers an extensive guide to the best combat boots available but also features insights from our very own podiatrist Dr. Farah Alani, among other industry experts.

The Resurgence of Combat Boots: A Celeb-Backed Trend

Once confined to military use, combat boots have experienced a remarkable resurgence, now endorsed by celebrities like Taylor Swift and Blake Lively. Dr. Alani, in collaboration with InStyle, provides crucial advice on selecting combat boots that not only align with personal style but also prioritize foot health. Stressing the significance of finding the right fit, Dr. Alani cautions against boots that necessitate a "break-in" period, emphasizing the potential harm such ill-fitting footwear can cause over time.

To avoid blisters, bunions and hammertoes over time, and for optimal comfort and longevity, Dr. Alani recommends: 

  • When shopping for best comfort, try boots on at the end of the day when your feet are the most swollen.
  • Making sure your boots are wide enough with a tall toe box that has plenty of space for your toes.
  • As a last resort, get a cobbler to stretch a leather boot out or add more cushioning to the insole.
  • Choosing boots with laces that can be adjusted throughout the day if needed
  • If you have high arches, Dr. Alani suggests looking for an extra tall toe box that can accommodate your foot shape.
  • Checking that the midsole, or the part of the boot your foot rests on, should be thick and padded to help absorb shock and protect your knees.
  • The optimal lifespan of a pair of combat boots should last between 400 and 600 miles of walking.
  • If you see signs of wear or uneven spots on either side of the heels, then it’s time to resole or replace them.

To Healthy Feet Podiatry: Marrying Fashion & Function With Exceptional Foot and Ankle Care

Not sure if your shoes are right for you? Visit us at To Healthy Feet Podiatry, strategically located across New York City. Dr. Alani's insights in InStyle Magazine only scratch the surface of the comprehensive foot and ankle care available at our clinics. With locations in Grand Central, Downtown Manhattan, Upper East Side, and Times Square, To Healthy Feet Podiatry is ready to address all your foot and ankle needs. Book an appointment now to immerse yourself in a realm where impeccable style, doctor-approved, meets unparalleled comfort. Read the full InStyle article here to explore top fashion and foot care fusion.

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