During the hockey season, I find myself going from work to game frequently in any given week. A good week means covering four or five games, at least three of those on days where I have put in a full day at work. Most of the time my feet and the heels can handle the abuse. Unfortunately this past week I managed to sprain my ankle, but that wasn’t going to keep me from any of the games, or practices, on my schedule. So, when it came time to select an outfit for the Boston Bruins game on Columbus Day against the Colorado Avalanche, I knew that my best option for footwear would be a pair of flat boots. The lack of a heel made walking on the ankle easier, but I discovered that the boots also offered some great support for the weakened ankle. So running—okay, walking fast—from press level seat to elevator, and then from visitor’s locker room to the home team’s room became a piece of cake.

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Dark blue 3/4 sleeve shirt, Marshalls, $19.99

Light brown corduroy-like leggings, Marshalls, $14.99

Brown corduroy jacket, (I have owned this for years and can’t remember price or where I got it)

Floral scarf, gift

Black leather boots, Lord and Taylor, $90

Media Tip: Sometimes it isn’t just that you need to forego the heels, sometimes you need to add a little ankle support. A good pair of black boots can take almost any outfit and keep it classy and dressy when you just can’t wear a pair of heels but definitely don’t want to miss an opportunity to cover a game.

A family historian by profession, Rhonda R. McClure has loved hockey since she was a child in New Hampshire. Any opportunity to combine her love of writing, hockey and research is something she looks forward to with much enthusiasm. She's been accused of seeking out shinny games when there are no other hockey events taking place. She is a member of the Society for International Hockey Research. Follow her on Twitter at @HockeyMaven1917.

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