So you bought a new pair of heels?
Surprisingly enough, even after trying on every pair of heels in the store, your work has just started…you now need to break in the heels, which can be a long and achy process.
Since I have been walking in heels before I can even remember, I have compiled some tips on how to make breaking in your heels more comfortable, and the best places to break them in.
Tip 1: Make sure you have plenty of time to break in your shoes if you are supposed to wear them for a special occasion (wedding, graduation, out on the town, etc). It can take while to get used to a new pair of heels and make sure they are going to be comfortable to wear for your occasion,
Tip 2: Walk around in the store in them for 10 minutes. Do not sit in them! Sitting is pointless…if after 10 minutes they are giving you problems, they will ALWAYS give you problems.
Tip 3: After finding the pair you want, go home and wear them. Start breaking them in….clean your house in them, cook in them, heck, even take out the trash…as long as you wear them and walk in them, they will start to be broken in.
Tip 4: I have always found the best place to break in a pair of heels is at the grocery store…and here is why….A. I am not sure how long your groceries take to do, but for me it’s not that long and therefore, even if they become uncomfortable, you are almost done and you can take them off at home. B. Grab a cart. If you are new to heels and you aren’t very stable in your heels, use your cart to help you balance…it makes a world of difference. C. Usually, I cannot speak for all, but usually the floors of a grocery store are level, so you cannot step on a crack on the sidewalk and twist your ankle. D. There might be a cute guy at the grocery store! You never know!
Tip 5: Get gel supports for your heels. They will make a world of difference…get them for the ball of your foot and your heel. You will be surprised how well it works.
Breaking in heels is a long, hard process and your feet might hate you for it…but it is better to get it over with than to be in pain during your outing!