October 12, 2012 by ginafashionistar
Buying new shoes is something that people do at least a few times a year, while those that love shoe shopping are likely to head to the shops numerous times in order to buy great new footwear. Footwear is one of the mainstays of fashion, with the trends changing throughout the year, but you will also want your shoes to be practical. As Wikipedia explains, ‘footwear consists of garments worn on the feet, for fashion, protection against the environment, and adornment’, and most people will want their new shoes to fit these three criteria – practicality, fashion and as a way to accessorise outfits.
However, new shoes aren’t always very comfortable. Website healingfeet.com explains why brand new shoes can really be a pain: ‘it’s happened to everyone. You get a brand new pair of shoes and you’re so excited to wear them for the first time [but] instead of feeling awesome in your new shoes, every step hurts. So what’s the problem? Well, your shoes are all new and stiff and they’re rubbing your feet in different places than some of your other shoes. You need to break those shoes in!’
Breaking in shoes can be a bit of a reign of fire as well though, as a lot of people have to go through a week or two of painfully blistered feet before their shoes begin to feel comfortable. Whether you are trying to wear in UGG boots or Hunter wellies though, there are many ways in which you can wear in your shoes without going through this pain and discomfort.
Here is our guide to doing just that:
Make sure your shoes fit
Wearing ill-fitting shoes can be one of the number one causes of foot pain. Website eHow.com has an excellent guide on how to buy shoes that fit well, advising shoppers to buy shoes when their feet are likely to be swollen to ensure they aren’t too snug later on, as well as getting your feet measured, along with a whole host of other advice.
Wear your shoes around the house
Breaking in your shoes within your house can ensure you can always take them off if they begin to pinch at all, which isn’t exactly possible when running for the train or when in the office.
Use rubbing alcohol
eHow has another useful guide which suggests people spray rubbing alcohol inside their new shoes. The thinking behind this it that the rubbing alcohol ‘will allow the shoe material to stretch out, but only if your feet are in them. While the rubbing alcohol is drying, put on a pair of socks and wear your shoes around the room.
Don’t bother wearing them
eHow Style has a great video explaining how it is possible to break in shoes without even wearing them. If you want to reduce the amount of pain you will be in when breaking them in, this is the perfect option. You can view the video here.
Breaking in new shoes doesn’t need to be painful when there are so many ways in which you can make it a pain-free job.