Tuesday, 10 April 2012

Step Up: Tips to ultimate shoe comfort.

Just like diamonds, Heels are a girls best friend. Except i am pretty sure like me, have all experienced an endless amount of sore feet, blisters and cramps after a night out ESPECIALLY when the shoes are fresh out of the box. Alas! i have found some tips provided by The Beauty Department to get those new heels of yours up, running and ready to provided more comfort as you dance the night away!

Tip #1: Do it gradually: Bring them to the office. Slip them on while you are sitting at your desk for an hour or so each day. If they are really tight try walking around in them while wearing slightly damp socks. I know this sounds strange, but this will soften them and stretch them out.
Tip #2 Rough them up: Use a small piece of sandpaper (medium coarse) to scuff up the bottom of the shoe, this will help prevent slipperiness on certain surfaces.
Tip #3 Get rid of the pinch: If the shoes are pinching in certain areas simply place some moleskin on the areas of the feet. Then, soak your feet (with the moleskin still on) and the moleskin will expand. Put the shoes back on and wear them around for the day, this will stretch out the areas that are pinching!
Tip #4 You’re a real spud: This one is a tip from an editor friend of mine! Peel a larger potato and push it into the shoe  (make sure it’s big enough to create a bulge). Leave the potato in over night and voila, your shoe should be stretched in the morning!
Tip #5 Bend + Stretch: Loosen those shoes up. Bend them upwards and downwards ( if the shoe permits) a few times. Then, use a hair dryer to blast them with heat for 2-3 minutes then repeat!