2-Minute Trick to Break in a Pair of Shoes

An uncomfortable pair of shoes can really ruin your day. If you’re walking a lot, you’ll end up with painful blisters. So why not just buy comfortable shoes that fit properly to begin with?

An uncomfortable pair of shoes can really ruin your day. If you’re walking a lot, you’ll end up with painful blisters. So why not just buy comfortable shoes that fit properly to begin with? Well, sometimes shoes fit just fine other than a couple pressure spots. Or maybe your old favorites got wet and shrunk a bit.

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A Simple Solution

Take heart; for leather shoes, I’ve found a solution that works well. Stretch a pair of tight leather shoes by wearing thick socks and blowing a hair dryer on the tight area. For maximum benefit, flex and stretch your feet as you blast the tight spots with hot air. Keep the shoes on while they cool, then try walking in them in the socks you’d normally wear to check the fit. If your shoes are comfy, you’re done. But if they’re still snug, repeat the process until your shoes are a comfortable fit. — Tina Humphrey

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