Shoe Talk’s Tips for wearing in new shoes

Shoe Talk’s Tips for wearing in new shoes

Footwear that feels wonderful on your feet straight out of the box is the best type and this is what often happens. Sometimes if the footwear is made out of firmer leathers or you have things such as bunions the footwear needs to mould to the more unique shape of your foot. Please note that although leather will give, materials or mesh will not.

The following tips are also great if you are prone to blisters with new shoes or have diabetes.

  • On day one, wear the shoes for 1 hour
  • On day two, wear the shoes for 1-2 hours
  • On day three, wear the shoes for 2-3 hours
  • On day four, wear the shoes for 3-4 hours
  • On day five, wear the shoes for 4-5 hours
  • On day six, wear the shoes for 5-6 hours
  • On day seven, wear the shoes for 6-7 hours
  • On day eight you can wear the shoes continuously

Other tips are:

  • Wear stockings or socks while you wear shoes in
  • You can also sit in front of the TV at night with your shoes on as it is the heat of your foot that stretches the shoe :-).
  • Get the shoes stretched for you by a shoe repairer.

And finally be aware, footwear will normally stretch 2-3mm in width and that is about it, so if the shoe is crushing your foot it will never stretch enough. Footwear also doesn't give in length.

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By Browns Bay Magazine

Channel Magazine: Issue 79 August 2017

Columnist articles by Browns Bay Magazine