Posted by JJ Bichard (Operations) on May 26, 2015
The internet is an amazing invention. You can buy just about anything you want online. Millions of people use it to shop everyday. Boots and shoes are among the items purchased. Google "work boots" sometime and you'll find 170,000,000 results. WHAT?! That's crazy!
The big question is this: should you buy work boots online?
If you know what you want; if you have worn a particular boot in the past and know how it feels and fits then my answer is yes. Buy those boots and save some money. Online purchases tend to be cheaper than retail almost any day of the week. However, if you have never worn that boot I would be leery of buying them online and here's why.
If it doesn't fit, you must not commit!
The proper fit is crucial when buying any type of footwear, no matter what kind of shoe or boot you buy. Ask any podiatrist and they will tell you to buy for comfort. Wearing uncomfortable boots and shoes can lead to nasty foot problems which then leads to medical bills, time off work, long term medical issues and so on. So if you don't remember anything else about this article, remember this....BUY FOR COMFORT!!
Good luck on the return
Ever have to return something at a store? Ever have to send something back that you purchased online? Repackage those boots, ship them back to the store. Wait for a refund, or worse, a replacement pair. It can take days or weeks to get results. If you bought the wrong pair of boots, this is what you could expect in your near future.
Try 'em before you buy 'em!
Here's a tip I have offered to customers in the past: If you really want to buy boots online, first, find a store that carries the brand and style that interests you. Go there and try on the boots. Wear them around the store for a little while and if the staff hassles you about it, they don't really want to help you, do they? Once you decide that boot and size is right for you, you can go ahead and click that "submit" button! Check out some of our brands.
Buying work boots online doesn't have to be frustrating if you don't jump into the purchase blindly.
All prices are in USD.