Seeking women's waterproof winter boots. Difficulty level: NO heel.
February 11, 2014 8:10 AM Subscribe
I have a bad knee, and have recently discovered that the one-inch heels on my new waterproof Totes boots affect my gait such that my patella goes crazy. Can you recommend me some knee-friendly boots?
posted by randomname25 to Shopping (19 answers total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
The knockoff Uggs I previously wore out had no heel and didn't cause me orthopedic issues, but they weren't waterproof, and their treads left a lot to be desired. I'm looking for a pair of boots with good treads that will keep out snow/slush AND not aggravate my knee problems. I'm a women's 8.5, and live in Chicago in case anyone has brick-and-mortar recs. I don't care how they look, and I'm not willing to pay extra for a brand. But if need be, I am willing pay extra for comfort and safety.
(In case anyone happens to know a lot about knees and wants to make specific recommendations on that basis, the original injury was a full patellar dislocation four years ago. Wearing boots with heels has caused my patella to become loose, track poorly, and cause me pain.)