A walking boot is an orthopedically designed unit of footwear worn to stabilize the ankle and foot after suffering injuries like severe ankle sprains, bone fractures and torn foot or ankle tendons. They are also referred to as walking braces, moon boots or controlled ankle motion (CAM) boots.
Walking braces perform a similar role to casts. However, they also reusable, adjustable and removable (if you need to wash your foot, for example).
If you are shopping for a walking boot, you will quickly realize that they come in both tall and short forms. Tall boots usually reach as far as your knee. By contrast, short boots only go approximately halfway between your foot and ankle. The two lengths are used for different treatment purposes. For more information, you can read this post.
You may be wondering whether it is necessary to wear the boot to bed. We would first say that you should follow your doctor’s advice on this (as with any other) matter. However, the standard practice is to wear the walking boot while sleeping. If you desire, you can loosen the boot’s fastenings to allow for a more comfortable fit at night.
Your boot may be a little awkward to walk in at first, but you will soon get used to it. If you like, you can use crutches or a cane for the first few days while you get used to the walking boot.
When choosing a walking brace, be careful to follow the sizing instructions carefully, Generally, walking boots are sized according to your shoe size. It should therefore be easy to choose your correct size as no complicated measurements are needed.
Our selection of boots is presented below for your review.