It’s an experience everyone has had; you excitedly buy a new pair of shoes, only to get them home and discover that wearing them is uncomfortable. Sometimes this is the result of an improper fit, but even properly fitted shoes may require a break in period to adjust to the unique structure of your feet. At SoleScience, we’re committed to finding the right shoes for you, providing advice you know you can trust from qualified experts in the field. If you’re between appointments, we invite you to try the following tips on how to break in your new shoes.
1. Ensure You Have the Right Fit
Wearing shoes that aren’t the right size is a frustrating experience, so make sure that before you buy, the shoes are a good fit for you. Shoes that are too tight or too loose to begin with will never conform to your feet, regardless of how much you break them in, causing you more pain and inconvenience than is necessary.
2. Wear Them Around the House
Before you head to a big, important event in your new shoes, spend some time wearing them around the house. You’ll get a feel for how they fit and, if you begin to feel uncomfortable, you can always take a break. Breaking in your shoes slowly is key to your comfort.
3. Protect Your Feet from Blisters
Blisters are sometimes the unfortunate result of shoes that haven’t been properly broken in yet. Because blisters are caused by friction during the break in process, it’s best to ensure that your feet are properly hydrated; dry, cracked skin can encourage friction. You can use your favourite moisturizing foot cream, or try petroleum jelly for a quick, inexpensive solution.
4. Try Thick Socks
Time to break out your thickest, coziest pair of socks and wear them with your new shoes. The thick layer will protect you from blisters and the bulky material will help stretch out your new shoes, making them more comfortable.
5. Consult a Professional
If you’re truly struggling to find shoes that fit, or you’re finding that these tips just aren’t enough to make your shoes comfortable, it may be time to consult a professional. Thankfully, our team of Canadian Certified Pedorthists and store staff are here to help and will gladly do an assessment to customize your footwear to your unique needs.
Let Us Find Your Perfect Fit
The wrong pair of shoes can at best cause undue amounts of pain and discomfort, and at worst, can create or worsen serious health concerns. At SoleScience, we prioritize your health and comfort above all, and we’re dedicated to finding the best fit for you with our custom orthotics and footwear. Make an appointment today with one of our specialists.
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