- Women’s feet are anatomically different to men’s and require specially designed work boots
- Ill-fitting work boots can cause blisters, pain and other problems
- As more women join trades and wear work boots, Steel Blue’s women’s range ensures they have comfortable, supportive footwear.
Any woman who has worn work boots originally designed for men knows this truth all too well — not all boots are created equal.
Women’s feet are anatomically quite different to men’s feet. Generally speaking, they’re a bit shorter and narrower. But they aren’t just a scaled-down version of a man’s foot; they’re also a slightly different shape.
Women’s feet are generally:
- Shallower in the forefoot (around the toes)
- Shorter between the ball and the heel
- Smaller in the length and circumference of the instep (or arch)
- Shorter in the heel and ankle area, with the bones sitting lower.
It’s little wonder then that women who find themselves wearing men’s work boots don’t find them as comfortable or as well-fitting as their male counterparts do — they’ve been designed for a completely different shaped foot.