Waterproof shoe is manufactured in a way that it can withstand repeated wetting and keep your foot dry. Though the name waterproof is not because it keeps your feet dry, but as it is not damaged if it gets wet and it is comfortable to wear in wet conditions. Hunter shoes are good examples of waterproof shoes, they are made of different materials as most of the regular shoes are damaged by water or they are sometimes waterlogged. When you decide to buy a waterproof shoe you should also consider what kind of waterproof shoe you want, will it be waterproof throughout or just the upper part i.e. the portion above the sole is waterproof. After deciding the type of shoe you want, then you can consider the size that fits your foot, brand and the amount you can spare.
Reasons why it is used
Waterproof shoes are used for variety of reasons: swimming, hiking, sailing, golf, walking or running. So it is necessary to know for which activity you are buying the waterproof shoe. Every variety has some facility and some shortcoming. Walking shoes provide soft cushion for the ball of your feet as the pressure that is applied there during walking. Waterproof shoe that is meant for swimming is made of rubber, mess and other materials that allow the passage of water through them. It also provides the stability to walk through a pool or stand on rocks in the depth of riverbed.
Water proof boots can be used in any season though it is meant to be worn in wet, damp or moist condition. It is mainly to take care of your feet but it is also important to feel comfortable in any weather condition because it is not possible to keep changing your shoes according to weather condition, especially if it is a sudden change and moreover having a shoe for specific weather condition can be costly. Other than insulating the entry of water (in most cases) these shoes are designed from inside with an insulated shoe lining that keep the inside of your shoe warm which is comforting in cold condition and will uncomfortable in warm and humid climate. So while buying these water proof shoes it is necessary to know the additional benefits and tally it with your secondary requirements.
The shoes are useful in both wet and cold season as they provide the important traction that is needed to maintain balance while walking. Theses shoes have tread sole that has been designed to be high so as to give required support to the owner on a rainy day to abstain from falling. These boots can also be used by people working outdoors. This boot will keep your foot dry and gives a better grip while in daily activity.
These shoes can be worn for hiking, trekking and various other mountaineering activities. They come in various styles and sizes.
The author is a podiatrist and advises people on the type of shoes to wear. He highly recommends Dansko shoes.