We all love to slip our wellies on when we are popping out to walk the dogs, or to play with the children in the leaves, especially when it is very wet underfoot. Wellies are not, however, designed for walking in regularly or for long distances. It is difficult to flex them at the ankle and, as a result, we have to alter our gait to allow for this, which puts stress through our feet. For this reason, they should not be used for a lot of walking! We often see people who are regular wellie users and are suffering with foot pain. The alternative we suggest is to wear waterproof walking boots, which keep the feet warm and dry and will sometimes sort out the foot pain without any treatment being necessary. We understand it takes longer to lace up boots, but worth it to have comfy, warm feet!