How To Break In Shoes To Avoid Blisters & Pain

Let’s face it, some shoes just aren’t meant to be broken in. And some shoes aren’t made for comfort. (Think sky-high stilettos. Or shoes crafted from a super tough material.)

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.


If you try to break in new shoes too quickly, you could risk damaging them. And then they’re no good to anyone.

For Optimum Results, Break Shoes in Slowly


What you’ll want to do is peel a potato, shape it to the toe bed of your shoe, pat it dry with paper towels, and then stuff it inside.

The Potato Method. Yes, Use a Potato!


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