Have you ever bought new shoes and they would fit just a little bit better if they were a little bit roomier? Do you have 15 minutes? That’s all you’ll need, and I’ll show you how to make them the perfect size for your foot! I’m not used to wearing high heels, so I take these methods and tips into consideration before I put them on.
Yes, you heard that right! Grab any pair of socks (Could I have picked a funkier pair of socks?), put them on, and walk around the house. I did this for 10-15 minutes before heading out with my friends while I was getting ready. After the 15 minutes, simply remove the socks and slip your shoes back on to feel the difference. It won’t be a dramatic size changing method; The fit should be just a tad looser and more comfortable to walk in.
This method will work, of course, depending on what material the shoe has, but for the most part, it should work.Three Tips for wearing heels:
Tip 1: Use moleskin for the backs of shoes to make them more comfortable.
This can help you either change the size by adding a thicker moleskin or add comfort for the back of your foot if it tends to rub and cause blisters. Speaking of blisters…
Tip 2: Bring Blister Block.
I have used different kinds of blister block, whether it is in solid stick or spray form, since the days of going to proms and dances. This stuff works and my feet would have been so beat up without it.
Tip 3: Bring band-aids just in case.
There are times were none of the above works for you or you forgot to bring those things. I always pack a few bandages in my clutch before going out and if I don’t use them, I end up leaving them in there for the next time I go out. The moment you feel like your skin is sensitive and is rubbing against the shoe in any uncomfortable way, apply the bandage and you’ll instantly feel better.
Do you have any tips when it comes to breaking in new shoes? Walking in high heels? Let me know in a comment below!