Disclaimer: This is a blog post from 2015 archived from my previous blog – The Pin Picker. Sadly I lost the original images but the hack in itself still remains and is something I use regularly.
New shoes – they can be so pretty but sometimes they can REALLY hurt.
I bought some shoes from New Look, as a little treat to me. But when I first started to put them on a few days later and headed into town to do some errands, I was left with blisters and very sore feet. Oh woe is me…
I wanted to wear them for work but I couldn’t bear the pain. Thankfully, Pinterest has come to my rescue!
I had found a post with a tip on breaking into new shoes with the use of a hairdryer and thick socks.
(Update: Sadly (and annoyingly) the original blog post has since disappeared and the link took me to a BBC Lifestyle article which had nothing to do with the topic…)
All you simply have to do, is wear the shoes while wearing thick socks, and blast the hair dryer on them for around 5 minutes. Then, take the socks off and wear the shoes in while walking round the house. Repeat if necessary.
I noticed a big difference when I put them on. For one, my toes weren’t being pinched and the heel wasn’t being scratched! Now I can wear these without crying in pain!
Even years later after doing this, I wear my shoes to work on a regular basis and they are so comfortable. Now, every time I speak to someone and they’re struggling with their shoes, I give them this tip.
What pinterest hack has helped you with shoes?
Until next time,