I think every woman on this planet has broken in some new boots at one point or another, or even other styles of shoes for sure.
And though this can be a tedious process, especially when they are awesome and we want to wear them immediately after purchase, this initial step is vital to ensuring your feet don’t feel like they’ve been to war after the first day out.
Which Shoes Are Best?
When it comes to buying a decent pair of shoes, we look at a few factors. Are they going to cost me the same as a small down payment on a house or are they worth the price tag? Certainly, some retailers and brands quadruple the price of their shoes due to location or popularity, so head further out of town for a better deal.
Size is another component, we all roughly know our shoe size, but different styles tend to come up big or small, so always try them on in the shop, have a little wander around and see how they feel before jumping in and buying them because they look pretty. How does the old saying go? Don’t judge a book by its cover?
Unless you are one of those people who live by the mantra, pain equals beauty. Yikes, bet your feet are loving you. Have a look at these handy tips on buying new shoes, and see if you are on the right path.
For me, I am a size Eur39, but if I’m looking to get heels, I usually tend to go for a Eur40. The reason being that, because you are walking on the toe section 90% of the time, the blood rushes down and feet tend to swell.
So, I want them to have room to starfish if they need to.
And if you’ve ever seen those women who have bought the shoes because it was a great price rather than a great fit and you have the muffin top effect, it’s not a good look.
Steps to Breaking in New Boots.
Usually, it takes a while to get new boots soft and molded to your feet for the ultimate comfort, but impulse buying for an event or party can make this tricky, luckily there are few tricks you can try to make it through the night.
Dig out the chunkiest pair of socks you can find. Take a hairdryer or portable heater and warm the shoes up for just over a minute till they start to heat up and feel soft.
Quick, put them on. It’s going to feel a bit tight due to you wearing your grandmother’s home-made knitted woollies. But it’s all part of the process.
Then walk around the house to get them stretching. Doing chores might take your mind off the clamping sensation you have going on in the shoes, besides, multi-tasking is what we ladies do best right? Do this till the shoes cool down.
If you’ve planned reasonably well and you have some time, try repeating this procedure a couple times to maximize the benefits.
3 Ways to Lace-up your Boots Correctly.
- Lace the shoes from underneath the holes to begin
- Cross the laces and again thread from underneath on the next set of holes, continue till you reach the top
- Pull the laces tight and upwards bringing all the weaving into support your ankle mode, tie the bow as usual.
Too often we think that tying laces for boots is the same as trainers, this is not the case. Especially if you have a high-top style. There are techniques and methods.
If you click here https://theidleman.com/blogs/style/lace-boots-properly and see what I’m talking about, soon you’ll be putting your best foot forward.
Tips for Protecting your Shoes.
Too often we miss this step and think it’s just about comfort, while it is, the look of the shoe goes hand in hand. We want and need them to last as long as possible. But still, look good down the line.
Using a protective spray, especially light color boots can be highly beneficial. These sprays protect from the weather and wear by coating the shoe fibers with a thick-not to our eyes- layer.
Just think, at least you have the means to stretch and protect your precious feet covers. Cinderella had to work with what she had, food for thought. And if you enjoyed this article, read more like this from Tasty Book Tours, here!