Putting on shoes for the first time gives rise to hybrid feelings in everyone. On the one hand, we feel happy and proud of our new acquisition, but, on the other hand, we know very well the feeling of the terrible wounds that result from the first wearing of the new shoes. Here are some easy ways to deal with this common problem
1. Simple stickers – this is an old tried and tested method. Use the classic Ankerplast to prevent the appearance of unpleasant wounds on the legs. It is important that the size of the patch is larger than the area it has to cover, so that it does not move and peel off.
2. Baby Powder – put some baby powder on your feet before putting on your shoes. This will reduce friction. If you don't wear socks, make sure your feet are as dry as possible before putting them on.
3. Thick socks + hair dryer – to loosen your new shoes faster, wear them with thick socks and “dry” them with the hair dryer in the places where they might be tight. Then walk around until they cool completely. Repeat if necessary. Note that this trick only works on genuine leather.
4. Roll-on Deodorant – apply to the side of the foot, heel and toes to reduce friction.
5. Silicone insoles – you can find them in pharmacies, shoe stores and even online. They come in different varieties - full sole, heel and toe only. Their surface is significantly more comfortable to wear than a regular insole.
6. Ice – fill a plastic bag with water, then place it in the shoes. Put them in the freezer and leave them overnight. When you put them on in the morning, you will notice that they have expanded significantly.
7. Alcohol and toilet paper- wet the problem areas, then fill the shoes with tissues and leave them overnight. The "crammed" they are, the greater the result will be. In the morning, remove the napkins and put on the shoes. They will mold to your foot.
8. Moisturizing cream – this method only works with genuine leather shoes. Coat the inside of the shoes with moisturizing cream. It will make the skin softer and more comfortable to wear.
9. Potatoes – place one potato in your new sneakers and leave them overnight. Although potatoes don't leave an unpleasant smell, clean your shoes before putting them on just in case.
10. The neighborhood cobbler – surely the most reliable option. Almost every cobbler has special tools to mold the shoe to your specifications.