You’ve decided to save up and so some DIY projects around your house came to mind. Whether it’s remodeling or renovation, you need to equip yourself with the right tools, purchase the desired materials, and put your safety helmet on. But things could not only fall on your head -as the matter of fact, they tend to fall on your feet much more. There are 26 bones in your foot and every one of them requires the right protection. So before you lace up and go to work you need to make sure your feet are inside the right work boots.
1. No moving around
When you’re doing things by yourself, it requires a lot of walking back and forth. While your legs will definitely move a lot, your feet shouldn’t. Some hard work will maybe leave blisters on your hands, but your feet could be spared if you find the right fit. Don’t just grab the first pair of work boots without trying them on – they mustn’t be too short or too narrow, but also not too big. You should consider leaving the space for insoles that provide arch support, and not only if you have flat feet or high arches. You want to have an even pressure across the whole foot if you’re gonna spend all day in your boots.
2. The Toes of Steel
Although some of your DIY projects inside the house will be like doing arts and crafts, there would also be some more demanding ones that require some heavy lifting. And things that are lifted could easily fall back down – right at your toes. Being exposed to such a constant risk demands some kind of Superman invincibility for your toes, and that’s why steel capped boots in Sydney are on such a high demand. Maybe you think aluminum is better because it’s thicker and therefore not so heavy, but for your DIY projects, you need a material that can conduct temperatures.
3. Laces alert
Once you get your hands on those steel capped boots you’ll tend to think there’s no need for a metatarsal guard. But the purpose of this piece of leather that sits atop the laces is not only to protect the upper part of your foot from heavy objects, nails, and embers. You need to accept that you’re not a craftsman by trade, which means you’re not that skilled. Many people have cut, burned, or even melted their laces under high temperatures. If you have work boots with a metatarsal guide, this won’t happen. Since this piece of leather covers the laces it will also prevent you from tripping on them, which is not a small thing if your working environment is cluttered with nails all around.
4. Splashing Around
If you plan on conducting some DIY projects outside you have to be prepared to work under different weather conditions. You can’t start building a patio and suddenly decide to pause for a few days. Of course, that doesn’t mean you’ll be working under pouring rain, but heavy rainfalls tend to leave the ground soaking wet which means that you’ll be in for some splashing around. You don’t have a full closet of work boots, and you can’t walk around the whole day with your feet completely wet. So if you are determined to spruce up your garden, make sure the work boots you choose are waterproof.
Since you are – we repeat – not a craftsman by a trade, your attention will be completely occupied by your hands, and you need to make sure your feet are completely protected from the risk they’re exposed to. You’ll be able to walk the first day in uncomfortable boots, but you’ll need next five days to recuperate from hot burns and blisters. Keep your toes protected and laces fastly secured, and don’t trust everything they say on the water reports.