Sadly, winter is on its way. The chilly days of fall have once again brought out the UGGs for everyone-men, women and children alike. These cozy, Australian sheepskin lined boots surely make winter more ‘doable’, but there are several do’s and don’ts to be aware of when sporting this stylish boot. “Although UGGs are super comfortable for most people, they have little to no arch support and a loose fit, which can cause tendonitis and heel pain among other foot ailments,” says Dr. Archer. “Also, keep in mind, if you commonly go sockless while wearing UGGs, your feet are more prone to skin infections like athlete’s foot and dermatitis. It’s best to wear socks with your UGGs.”
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Dr. Archer also customizes her patient’s UGG inserts based on foot type. She states the most common customization is for a flat foot. If you follow these easy tips you can keep your feet healthy and happy in your UGGs all winter long.
Inspect the boot’s interior, including the liner: Look inside and take out liner. If they are badly worn (missing fur, stained, dirty, etc.) replacement inserts should be purchased. Spray the liner and interior of boot with anti-fungal spray, and do so at least once a month.
Inspect the boot’s exterior: Inspect at the outer soles, especially the heels. If any part of the heel is excessively worn this can accentuate and aggravate an existing foot deformity. Your best bet is to get a new pair (keep your eye out for the new JIMMY CHOO for UGG limited edition boots!). Treat the outside of the boot with a stain and water repellent. This will prevent a moist interior environment, which breeds fungus.
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About Dr. Krista Archer
Dr. Archer is a Doctor of Podiatry Medicine and an Associate of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons (AACFAS) and is currently on staff at Lenox Hill Hospital. Dr. Archer performs her surgeries at Lenox Hill’s Ambulatory Surgery Facilities, the Center for Specialty Care, and at a fully-accredited in-office operating room (AAAASF). She is a member of the American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA), and the New York State Podiatric Medical Association (NYSPMA).
Dr. Archer specializes in all aspects of podiatry, with a focus on surgery. She treats a variety of issues affecting the foot and ankle. Dr. Archer completed a three-year surgical residency program at St. Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston, NJ where she received extensive training in foot and ankle surgery. Dr. Archer went on to receive further training in foot and ankle arthroscopy. She is specifically equipped to diagnose and treat all foot and ankle problems in her state-of-the-art Manhattan office.
Dr. Archer is currently investigating the efficacy and use of laser in the treatment of warts and fungus, and is developing her own product line to be available this year. For more information please visit www.drkristaarcher.com.