The Mars Wellness tall air cam walker boot was recently ranked as the 3rd best boot on the market for those in need of a walking boot, whether from a fracture or any other ailment. The testing was done by Wiki.EZVid.com , a California based company.
This ranking brings up an opportunity to discuss the various forms of walking boots on the market, helping consumers decide which one is right for them. There are 4 very popular boots available: Tall with air, short with air, tall without air and short without air.
The standard boot prescribed by doctors and podiatrists is the tall walking boot with air. This boot works for everyone and the added air pump allows patients to adjust the pressure and tightness of the boot to their comfort level. If you are over 6 feet tall we highly recommend going with a tall boot-the short version will not provide enough support.
Those who are wearing a walking boot for foot related problems from the ankle down have been turning more frequently to the short version of the walking boot with air. Due to the bulkiness of the tall boot, many find this version more comfortable. If you are suffering from a high ankle sprain, Achilles issue, or if you are over 6-feet-tall, this boot won’t get the job done. Otherwise this is the way to go as far as comfort and style.
3. Non-air Tall Cam Walker
This boot functions the same as the tall cam walker just without the ability to add air. This makes the boot a bit lighter; the tradeoff is that your foot may move around a bit in the boot. Boots without air tend to sell for a little less than the ones with air.
4. Non-air Short Cam Walker
This boot functions the same as the short cam walker also without the ability to add air. This makes the boot a bit lighter; the tradeoff is that your foot may move around a bit in the boot, but if you are dealing with a broken toe or another issue at the bottom of your foot, it may not matter.
In general, walking boots with air sell much better than those without air. Customers are usually willing to pay a couple of extra dollars for the version with air which gives them a boot with all the features. 7 out of the 8 top ranked boots were versions that have the ability to add air.
Mars Wellness also manufactures a pediatric version of the cam walker for when your little one hurts themselves.