(Closed) Making stiff, hard shoes more comfortable?

posted 6 years ago in Shoes
Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

Walking around in the thick socks should help a lot. I’ve also read something about using a blowdryer to “soften” the material and then putting them on and walking around for a bit. If push comes to shove you can always take them to a store and have them stretched

Post # 5
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

@IzzyBear:  this is my go to method as well.  Thickest socks I can find and hit them with he blow dryer. 

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I also go with walking around in really think socks. Also, those Dr. Scholl’s for her inserts work wonders!

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Line the worst parts with moleskin. It won’t make them more comfortable, but it will save your feet a bit.

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

use powder when you wear them without socks, powder blocks the moisture which speeds skin breakdown, 

Bring a backup pair of flip flops or something comfortable and only wear “The Cruel Shoes” (Steve Martin), when you have to.

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@IcaJess13:  socks, socks, socks. Wear them in as much as you can. I alsofound this wax stuff you put on your kin so it doesn’t rub.

Post # 10
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Sorry to be Debby Downer, but shoes that are uncomfortable when they are new will never be comfortable. The best you can hope for is tolerable.

Follow the previous suggestions. Also use a  roll on a blister preventer – looks like a mini deodorant- in the footcare section at the drug store.

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Another trick: fill heavy duty freezer ziplock bags with water, mold them into the shoes as best as you can, filling them completey, then put in the freezer…. the ice should expand and stretch them even more.

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@julies1949:  I have to disagree, I have multiple pairs of shoes and boots that were uncomfortable the first time I wore then but loosened up and are now very comfortable.

 

@IcaJess13:  Yes, these are the ones for the whole foot or just the ball of the foot. I think they also have some others.

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

band-aid makes a blister preventer, i may or may not have pinned it months ago. 😉

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

i second the moleskin idea. there’s moleskin and then there’s molefoam, which is thicker and has more padding.

it’s been a while since i’ve bought some, but i believe i’ve bought it at the 99 cent store before. you can probably find it walmart and those types of places too.

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

@IcaJess13:  I’ve found it at the drug store. The sheets of it are the most useful, since you can cut them to the shape you need.

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