Walking Boots: Which Athletes Are Currently Wearing One and Why Are They Necessary?

Posted by on Wednesday, August 13th, 2014

When some people hear “walking boot,” they think, “Oh, thank goodness it’s not a cast!” Yet, to others, a walking boot may mean “looking dorky” or hobbling around “like a gimp” for a few weeks. From our standpoint, the design and use of walking boots for active recovery have come a long way over the last 30 years. We recommend the use of rehabilitative walking boots for patients who are recovering from a number of injuries, as you’ll see in this week’s roundup of professional athletes using post-operative boots. You’ll find that many athletes use walking boots as a precautionary measure to prevent the need for more invasive surgery as well.