These boots are made for breakin’ in! Everyone loves wearing boots this time of year and I like them because boots are the most comfortable shoes I own. I know it usually takes a little time to break them in so I thought I might share some of the tips I’ve found over the years:
Step 1: Go Slow.
Breaking in a great pair of boots takes time. Hopefully, they will last for years so it’s worth the trouble ;-). You’ll want to put them on in the mornings when your feet are rested and wear them around the house or at the office. Make sure you bring an extra pair of shoes to change into midday so you can avoid painful blisters.
Step 2: Stretch Them Out
If you don’t already have one, you might want to buy an at-home shoe stretcher like this one which you will likely use on other shoes too. These devices stretch your shoes lengthwise and widthwise. If your boots are made of leather, be sure to use a stretch spray first.
Step 3: Moleskin
Moleskin is one of my go-to safeguards against blisters. Place pieces of this cushy fabric where blisters most often appear. You can leave it in your boots permanently or take it out when they are comfortable enough.
Step 4: Enjoy!
The waiting is over and your brand-new winter essentials are ready for their first real spin. I usually have a backup pair of shoes handy when I’m out and about for the first few times just in case they don’t quite feel like slippers yet!
I hope these tips will help you feel good when you show off your winter’s best.