The ultimate paradox when it comes to new boots is the break-in pain. Of course, with time, your new boots will fit in without any difficulties. However, wearing new boots can be dreadful. But this doesn’t mean cowing dawn and ditching your new tough boots. You can break in without any pain. Below is a compilation of the best tips and tricks for wearing those tough no break-in shoes without feeling the pain. Keep reading!
Of course, there are lots of myths out there regarding tough boots. According to these myths, leather boots tend to stretch with time. However, the truth is that there is nothing you can do about too-small boots. Plus, too small shoes/boots will cramp your toes or hang your foot. In this case, breaking them will remain a dream. On the flip side, investing in too-big boots will be like purchasing blister machines. They will generate friction whenever you take a step. That’s why it’s wise to purchase the right size. If you are purchasing online, be sure about your size. Otherwise, consider visiting your local leather shop to measure your feet.
It’s also important to note that some manufacturers are not that true to size. In such cases, trying the boots in person will be the best thing to do.
Consider Wearing Thick Socks
Thick socks will help you break into your new boots. So, look for the thickest socks. Wear them with your new boots. Ensure that the socks are clean. Then wear your boots. Then determine if they are of the right size. If not, return them before you make them dirty. If you realize that they are either too small or big, you can return them to your vendor.
It’s important to note that out-of-the-box leather shoes tend to soften and stretch with pressure, heat, as well as moisture. That explains why it’s easier to break in your leather shoes during the summer months. During this time, the outside has warmer temperatures. Plus, your sweaty feet will help loosen up the leather fibers. Thick socks will warm your feet, press the upper side of the boots, and mold them to your foot’s shape.
Wear your boots. Then take note of blister suspect areas. From here, consider slapping on a band based aid—especially during the first days. Consider choosing large fabric-based aids. Avoid plastic aids. They will get slippery.
Swap with Old Boots
Don’t wear your new boots for the whole day. Bring those old ones whenever you are out for long. Avoid committing them for long. Interchange them with old boots. A break will give them time to expand. Also, remember to wear them during the morning. The feet are fresh and smaller during the mornings. During the evening, your feet have expanded and might create blisters.
Finally, you have decided to invest in boots. Well, that’s class. They will make you stylish. Besides being functional, boots are safe and classy. However, there is a problem: breaking in new boots can be a nightmare. But, this shouldn’t scare you from subscribing to the boots craze. Use the above tips to break in your new boots.