Can You Run in Logger Boots?

The simple answer is No! You cannot run in your logger boots because they are not meant for that purpose. 

Logger boots are undoubtedly the best boots when it comes to walking on concrete and also while traversing uneven and hilly terrains because they provide excellent arch support and great traction. As logger boots are tall in structure, they provide ample ankle support too.

But despite all the positive sides to logger boots they are not great for running because they are heavy duty boots with high heels and extending much above the ankles, both of which hinder free movement of the leg and feet while running!

Can You Run in Logger Boots

Through the course of this article let’s find out more about why logger boots are not the best companions for your running and what problems you might end up having while running in them…..

Logger boots are highly professional boots in terms of walking in hilly, marshy, and uneven terrains. They are seriously heavy duty boots and not meant for casual outings.

Let’s first learn about the characteristic features of logger boots…..

Features of logger boots

1.) Logger boots are high ankle boots

They are really tall boots that cover high above the ankle area, extending to the mid of the calf. This adds much ankle support and are very good for concrete work, landscaping and also while working in the marshy areas.

2.) Logger boots have high heels

The high heels in the logger boots add to the heel support and also make way for arch support that is very important and also act as a shock absorber for the heels.

3.) Logger boots provide ample arch support

Yes, logger boots have curved arches that make them very comfortable to wear all day as your arch gets the cushioning and support while walking through uneven and hilly terrains.

4.) Logger boots have full lace-up system

Logger boots have full lace-up system

The complete lace-up system helps the boots to fit in your feet according to your comfort; you can loosen and tighten them whenever the situation demands so.

5.) Logger boots provide great traction

Some logger boots have spikes in them in order to hold onto the wet and slippery grounds and even if some logger boots do not have spikes, they have rugged outsoles with grooves and ridges and auto-cleaning soles that work equally good on all slippery grounds.

Pros of logger boots

Though you have come to know about the positive features of logger boots, yet let’s have a recap of the pros of wearing logger boots:

1.) Logger boots are great for landscaping and concrete work as the tall structures do not let any material to get into the boots

2.) The high heels provides for excellent grip while walking uphill and also in slippery terrains and while climbing ladders

3.) The arch support of logger boots is unmatched that are great for flat foot people as well as for walking all day long as it saves you from foot pain at the end of the day

4.) They have excellent shock absorption capacity that doesn’t let your feet feel tired after a long day

5.) Lastly, the best feature and the most crucial one is their ankle support that saves you from ankle twists and also in many circumstances such as while walking in the mud, saving from insects and snake bites, etc.

Cons of logger boots

Despite all the positive sides, there are some situations where wearing logger boots are not considered to be the best decision:

1.) They are not very comfortable for wearing all day and everyday as they are heavy in weight 

2.) The high heels can be a disadvantage if you are someone who cannot walk in heels and have foot pain from it because the heel puts extra pressure on your feet

3.) You cannot walk fast in them as they cover nearly half the area of your calf and that restricts free movement of the legs

4.) Your feet can get heated up and suffocated in them while it’s hot outside

Are logger boots good for running?

Each boot is designed for a specific purpose and so are logger boots for heavy duty work. They are no ordinary boots for running!

First of all the weight of the logger boots will be too much for running. Next, the heels are a disadvantage while running because for running you need flat heels.

The height of the logger boots are too much, while slight ankle support is needed while running, but the height of the logger boots covers the calf as well which will not allow your feet and legs to flex and bend while running.

While you can run in them in between work if needed for some purpose, but specifically for running everyday, they are not the best option.

Health implications of running in logger boots:

Before you plan to run in your logger boots, look at these health implications that your boots can put into:

1.) They can give you real pain in the feet due to their weight

2.) The high heels will put extra pressure on your heels and may lead to heel and knee pain

3.) Pain in the joints and leg will be your day to day problem if you run in your logger boots

4.) The restricted feet and leg movement can make you fall by losing your balance while running

What is a logger boot good for?

The most common uses of logger boots are in the forestry, concrete, hills and muddy areas. The height of the shaft make the logger boots safe in the forests in order to protect from poisonous insect bites and also saves mud and water from entering into the boots.

The heels of the logger boots help in climbing ladders and uphill. The deep lugs hold steady on slippery and uneven grounds.

The safety features such as protective toes, water resistance and insulation keeps you away from injuries and make you comfortable in all weather.

And that’s a wrap!

When there are shoes designed specifically for running that are light weight, flexible and breathable, why waste effort in logger boots and make a pain in your life!

Wear logger boots where they can actually be your help like in the concrete work, in winters, in muddy areas, while working in the poles and while hiking.

Stephen Luettgen
I have 12+ years of experience in construction, inspections, handy work, and currently working as a Construction Site Manager. In today’s day we spent a significant part of our time at workplace and a right work gear can have significant impact not only on your safety but also work quality.

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