New shoes can be a treat. There’s nothing quite like that perfect opportunity to take them out of the box and wear them to a fantastic event. But sometimes that beautiful moment is ruined, and what seemed like an ideal shoe turns out to be almost as uncomfortable as walking barefoot on a cobbled road.
In this spirit, The bright side has compiled some tips to make your cutest flip flops and heels a cloud for your feet.
1. Prevent your foot from slipping by wearing a bandage.
When you buy a new pair of shoes, the few minutes you have in the store to try them on are sometimes not enough to to know whether they will have a slippery insole. If this happens to you, stick a bandage on the insole. This way, the rough surface of the bandage will prevent your foot from slipping.
2. Stretch your shoes with a peeled potato.
If you try this trick, you might not have to say goodbye to tight shoes. Just peel a potato and put it in your shoe overnight. If necessary, you can form so that it adapts to the tip of the shoe.
The moisture from the potato will help the shoe grow a little bigger. In the morning, remember to wipe off any residue.
3. Apply nail polish to sandals that rub against your toes.
A simple way to avoid blisters caused by the friction between flip flops and skin is to apply some clear polish to the areas where you feel it rubbing.
4. Get rid of hard inserts with pads.
There’s nothing better than walking on a soft surface, but some shoes are so hard you can’t walk comfortably while wearing them. Well, a simple way to solve this problem is to cushion them with a cushion.
5. Turn any shoe into a winter shoe.
In winter, we probably don’t always want to walk around in boots to keep our feet warm. That’s why you might want to try making any shoe winterproof. All you have to do is cut some microfiber and use it as an insole. Try this, for example:
- Outline the insole on a sheet of paper.
- Cut out the design and use it as a template for cutting the fabric.
- That’s it! Use it as a template for any other shoe.
6. Enlarge your shoes with socks.
Making tight shoes bigger is relatively simple. The trick is to roll up several pairs of socks and put them in the shoe until they no longer fit. let them overnight and check how much they stretched in the morning. If necessary, repeat the process several times until you get the desired result.
7. Make invisible socks to show off your heels.
Putting on nice shoes can become a problem when you suffer from sweaty feet. Shoes tend to get slippery. The only solution is to wear heat-absorbing socks. However, it’s hard to hide even the smoothest stockings or panties when you’re wearing high heels. To fix this, put the sock only on the second and third toe, as in the photo.
8. Use fabric to prevent sandals from hurting you.
With this trick, you will kill two birds with one stone. Make your sandals more comfortable and stylish by covering the straps with a piece of cotton fabric. You will get shoes that are more flexible while preventing them from rubbing against your skin. Moreover, you can give them any look you want.
9. Make a cushion when your shoes are too big.
That you use a tampon, cotton ball, or even toilet paper, a quick way to secure large shoes is to try filling in some of the toe space. REMEMBER: It is essential to remove the padding once you stop wearing them; otherwise, it will damage your shoes giving them a bad smell, and it will become uncomfortable.
10. Tie your shoelaces as needed.
The way you tie your shoelaces can make your shoes more comfortable. For example, to prevent the heel from moving and giving you blisters when wearing sneakers, try this:
- Insert the shoelace from the right side into the extra hole on the same side and do the same on the other side.
- Cross the laces, insert them into the hole on the opposite side and tie them.
11. Use a sanitary napkin as a heel pad.
If ankle chafing is your problem, you can solve it in no time with a sanitary napkin. Cut out a piece and glue it to the back of the shoe with the sticky side. You can also stick on a daily pad. This will provide a cushioned barrier between your skin and the hard shoe.
What kind of shoes do you wear the most? What’s your best tip to keep your feet from hurting?