Do you have bruises and blisters on your feet? Do your feet ache? Maybe you can't even feel them anymore? But those shoes are so cute so it is totally worth it, right? Well, instead of just walking around in endless pain and taking it, why don't you do something about it? Here are 13 simple tricks that will makes your shoes more comfortable. Your busted feet will thank you.
Are your shoes slipping all over the floor? If they are, you can get nasty blisters and if you are constantly bracing yourself, your feet will be exhausted by the end of the night. Try to sandpaper the soles of your shoes and see if that helps. It's a cheap and quick fix and it should do the trick.
Are your new heels killing your feet? This is going to sound really bizarre, but try taping your 3rd and 4th toes together. There is a nerve in the middle of your 3rd and 4th toe that can cause pain in the ball of your foot. Taping the toes together helps ease the pain. Go ahead and try it!
Quiet your squeaky shoes with some baby powder. If the inside of the shoe squeaks, lift the insoles and sprinkle the powder all around the inseam. If the squeak is coming from somewhere else, find the source of the squeak and sprinkle the baby powder in the trouble spot.
Waterproof your canvas shoes with beeswax and a blowdryer. Apply wax to the entire shoe. Then take a blowdryer and blow dry until the wax softens and melts. Let the shoes sit for at least five minutes and then they should be ready to be worn!
Did you ever think that you would put deodorant on your feet? You can use clear-gel deodorant to make breaking your shoes in less painful. Just rub the clear-gel deodorant on spots that you are most likely to get blisters. Now you are ready to rock your new shoes.
If you need to give those shoes a little stretch and you don't have time to really break them in, try this. Fill freezer bags with water and place them in the freezer overnight. Let them spill over the opening of a the shoe a little for best results. When the water freezes, it will help stretch the shoes! For the full directions, go here.
Do you love your new boots but they are a little tight in the leg? Grab a newspaper and get some leather stretch spray. Spray the inside of the boot with the leather spray. Roll up the newspapers nice and tight until they barely fit into the boot and they are forcing the opening to widen. Keep the newspaper in for a day or two for best results.
Solve your slippery sole problem with this trick. Do you have a T-shirt that you want to get rid of? Instead of making it a rag, cut it to fit into your shoe as a sole. Spray it in with spray adhesive and let it dry and you are good to go!
You can use moleskin to help cushion tight shoe straps. Put the moleskin directly on your skin like a Band-aid. This is a great trick to try to prevent blisters and the moleskin tends to be more comfortable and flexible than a Band-aid. some people also like to put the moleskin directly on their shoes in any trouble spots instead.
Don't you hate when your running shoes get too worn in at the heel? It hurts! Instead of buying a new and expensive pair, cut a piece of cloth and glue it into the shoe to repair the heel. You can stitch the top of it as well. This will fix your shoes in just a few minutes and for barely any money at all.
If you find that your heel keeps coming out of your shoe, buy a heel grip. They are super cheap and easy to find. This will not only tighten the shoe, but the heel grip with also eliminate any rubbing as well. These heel grips are about $6 and you can find them at your closest drug store.
Next time it's time break in new shoes, try this little tip. You'll need your new shoes, a hairdryer and a pair of wool socks. Put on the wool socks and step into the shoes. While your feet are in the shoes, blow dry the tight areas. Keep the shoes on until they cool down. Remove the socks and see how the shoes feel. They should be stretched out. If they aren't stretched out enough, keep repeating the process until they are.