How to {Painlessly} Break in New Shoes

looks dumb, works like a charm

I’d seen some things floating around the web about how to painlessly break in new shoes, but I was more than skeptical.  That is until I got a new pair of shoes that started killing my feet after three minutes.

So I decided to give it a try.  Basically, all you do is put on a thick pair of socks and blast the shoes in the spots that are painful with a hairdryer.  Walk around in them for a couple of minutes and repeat if necessary.

I gave this a half hearted attempt and then wore the shoes again the next day.  And miraculously, they didn’t hurt.  I dare say they were even comfortable.

You’re welcome.


  1. pepper jantzen says:

    I have been doing the thick socks trick for years and it does work. I wear them around the house for a couple of hours. I had not heard of the hairspray trick which I’ll try next time.
    Maybe won’t have to wear the thick socks around the house for as long.

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