How To Break In Shoes To Avoid Blisters and Pain

The aches and pains associated with a new pair of shoes can be brutal. This is why I want to teach you how to break in shoes (and avoid pain and blisters!). No matter what they say, pain is never fashionable!

Breaking in new shoes — especially the wrong shoes — is no walk in the park. But it’s worth it.

There are a few steps you can take towards avoiding them. If you happen to get blisters on your toes, put a bit of petroleum jelly with a bandage to promote healing.

Look After Your Feet


Use Padding for Any Spots That Are Rubbing Your Feet

There are pads you can buy to stop this from happening! Or if you don’t have specific blister pads, simple Band-Aids can work in a pinch.


Put them in the freezer! Trust me, it works. And it's one of my top tips on how to stretch shoes!

Break in Shoes Using Ice Bags


The heat from the blow dryer allows leather in particular to soften, which makes breaking them in a lot easier.

Break in Shoes with a Blow Dryer


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