May/June 2009 ISSN-1059-6518 Volume 22 Number 3
By Frank Hubbell, DO
Illustrations By T.B.R. Walsh
Boot bash is exactly what it sounds like, an injury to your feet caused by bashing them around inside your ill-fitting boots. For the outdoor enthusiast and hiker, one of the most important pieces of equipment is properly fitted boots—boots that support the ankle and protect against ankle sprains; boots that fit well, thus preventing blisters; and boots that are worn and laced properly to prevent boot bash.