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Are you testing a new fashion trend this year? Maybe you have new shoes to match your newfound style. If this is the case or if you are just treating yourself to a new pair of shoes, they probably need to be broken-in. Most people dread this experience, but we have created a list of tips that may help prevent the blisters and pain!
· Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate! Winter weather can bring dry skin, which can cause friction between your shoes and skin. Using lotions or petroleum jelly can hydrate your feet and prevent those painful blisters!
· Layer! Wearing extremely thick socks, or multiple pairs, can help stretch your shoes. Walk around with your sock and shoe combo on for 30 minutes to an hour at a time and slowly, but surely, you’ll break them in.
· Ditch the Band-Aids! Don’t waste time continuously reapplying Band-Aids. Instead, try SOF SOLE Shoe Stretch. Spray this around the problem areas of the shoe and wear them or use a shoe stretcher while they are still wet. It won’t take long before they will start to stretch and feel much more comfortable
· Apply Heat! If you have a stubborn pair of leather shoes, use heat to help stretch them. Again, wear layered socks with your shoes and use a hairdryer on low heat around the problem areas. After they are heated, walk around for a little while so they can begin to stretch!