Looks so good but hurts so much.
dr Martens aren’t like other sandals – you can’t just slip them on and go.
And if you do, you risk getting blisters and lacerations within minutes.
However, the beauty of these sandals is that they are so durable, will last for years, and will mold to your feet to be comfortable – but that takes a little work.
Everyone knows the struggle, but experts from the iconic footwear brand say there are ways to speed up the breaking-in process and get your sandals comfortable quickly.
The most obvious thing to do first is to make sure you have the correct shoe size. Then, once you’ve figured that out, try these tips.
Wear them around the house
Don’t be too cocky about it. Before you start walking the sidewalk, give your sandals and your feet a chance to get used to them.
The experts recommend, “Wear them around the house before carrying them to your next event or to run errands.”
“The goal is to wear them for a few hours every day.”
“This allows your feet to get used to the feel of the sandals while allowing them to adapt to the shape of your foot.”
There’s nothing quite like leaving the house with Docs, only to be quickly swept up in pain.
Wear them with socks
Adding socks can help stretch your legs and get you more comfortable faster.
Socks and sandals are back in style now too, but if you can’t bear to leave the house like this, wear them like this while you break them in at home.
Check out the TikTok hair dryer trend
People on TikTok have shared that they use hair dryers to soften the material in their shoes and speed up break-in.
“This makes the sandals adapt to your feet faster and more comfortable to wear,” says one expert.
Use baby powder to reduce sweat and friction
Be careful if your sandals are black.
“If you wear your sandals outdoors without socks, you can reduce friction between the straps and your skin by first applying baby powder to your feet,” the experts said.
“Not only does this make it more comfortable to wear, it also prevents feet from sweating, which can create extra friction.” You can also use a foot antiperspirant to keep your feet dry and prevent sweating.
“For black sandals, be sure to apply the baby powder lightly so it doesn’t get on the black straps and show.”
Keep them clean
The brand recommends cleaning them regularly with a wipeable cloth and then letting them dry.
This helps keep them in good condition, “but also helps soften the material and make it more flexible on your foot.”
Try walking on sand or grass
They say, “Another popular trick for breaking in sandals is to wear them over sand and grass.”
“The uneven surface helps your feet get used to the sandals, and the natural elements soften the straps and soles, making them more comfortable to wear.”
If in doubt, plasters are there for you.
“If at any time you experience friction or discomfort from your sandals, use band-aids to protect your feet,” say the brand’s experts.
“This prevents blisters from forming and allows your feet to get used to the sandals more easily.”
Try a moisturizing balm
A moisturizing balm will soften the leather and can help tame a new pair of sandals.
Rub some into the inside of your sandals to soften the leather and reduce friction.
The experts add, “In conclusion, the most important thing to remember when breaking in your sandals is to have patience.”
“It can take time for your feet to get used to the sandals and for them to adjust to the shape of your foot, but with quality sandals that will happen if you’re persistent.”
“With a little time and patience, they will become your new favorite shoes in no time.”
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