We've tried it all - trying to break in new shoes or old shoes that always leave you with blisters. However, there is a genius trick that is known to work every time.
The old adage, 'beauty is pain' may be true - but it doesn't have to be. We all like to get dressed up now and then and put on a pair of shoes that complete the outfit and makes us feel special. But when they start giving you pain, it ruins the moment. And while many swear by their own home-hacks, we have found fail-safe ways to ensuring you can walk all day and dance all night - and, you don't have to buy anything.
#1 Hairdyrer and socks
You may have heard the sock trick, but there is another step you can't miss.
Put on your biggest, thickest pair of socks - as in chunky and knitted, ski socks - double up if you have to, and squeeze your feet into your shoes.
Now bring your hairdryer over and turn it on the lowest setting. With the hairdyrer blowing at the shoe, turn and stretch your feet every which way.
Be careful to not put the hairdyrer nozzle too close to the shoe material, as the heat could break the material. [Especially if pleather]
Next, take your shoe off and step firmly on the heel, toe, and bend the sides of the shoe - all while keeping the hairdryer blowing at the same spot.
Pay extra attention to the parts of the shoe that give you a blister, or you know that will rub on your foot.
While you can use spray deodorant, roll on works best for this hack - but make sure it's not the kind to leave white marks.
Before you put on the shoes, roll the deodorant onto the areas of your feet that usually rub.
Common areas are up and down the back of the ankle, on the sides of your feet, up and down the side of your big toe and across the lower part of your toes.
Leave to partly dry, then put your shoes on and you're done!