Finding the right pair of shoes can sometimes be more difficult than it really should be. It seems like the shoes you love the most never fit just right. Or the shoes you loved in the store just aren’t as good now that you’ve worn them out.
For every pair of feet, there is at least a pair of foot problems. The shoes you wear can contribute to making your day a good one, or an uncomfortable one. So you need a few solutions to common shoe problems.
Simple Solutions for Shoe Problems
If your shoes are feeling too snug, you need to stretch them out a little, but do so gently. One good way to do this is to heat your shoes up a little with a hairdryer and then wear them around until they cool. Put on a few pairs of socks or one extra bulky pair to help the process. Repeat this process a few times to slowly and gently stretch your shoes to be more comfortable.
Your heel slipping up and down is not just uncomfortable, it can cause painful blisters to form. Invest in some heel cushions that can be taped to the inside the heel of your shoe. Not only will your heel stay in the shoe, but you won’t have to deal with nasty blisters.
Blisters can occur when your shoes are ill fitting. Combat this issue with small pieces of moleskin attached to the inside of the shoe where friction is causing you to blister.
Just about every woman has found a super cute pair of heels that they love, but then later felt moments of instability due to wobbly heels. This happens a lot with cheap heels. The thing to do is to combat this issue as soon as it pops up before the heel breaks off. If the heel does break, the solution is actually the same. Get some high-powered glue or specialty shoe glue and reinforce the heel back to the shoe.
A good pair of insoles can help make any pair of shoes more comfortable. You can get store-bought insoles that you cut to size, or see a podiatrist for custom insoles.
Pointed Toe Pain:
Everyone loves the look of a pointed toe high heel, but no one loves the way they feel. Combat pointed toe pain by taping your middle and ring toe together.
Even the best pair of sandals can sometimes cause your foot to slide forward. To combat this annoying issue, simply spray some hair spray into your shoe.
Sweaty feet are uncomfortable and can get a little gross. You can prevent sweaty feet with two products that almost everyone has in their bathroom: deodorant or dry shampoo.
Of course, preventing common shoe issues in the first place helps most of all. To prevent a lot of these issues from every occurring, you should get your feet professionally measured when buying your shoes. Also, always only buy new shoes at the end of the day when your feet are likely the most swollen already to ensure the best fit. Until then, however, use these tips and tricks to help solve your current shoe problems.