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How to prevent sore feet from new shoes

Breaking in new shoes is not going to be as painful as it seems. First, you have to make sure that you are not going to an important event where you will risk limping just after an hour of being in your new heels.

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Hence, you need to wear your shoes for shorter periods at home or at the office. Increase the amount of time you are going to wear them in increments.

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You can also pre-empt the blisters by wearing bandages and even stockings to help stretch your shoes and fit to the contours of your feet.

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You can also pre-empt the blisters by wearing bandages and even stockings to help stretch your shoes and fit to the contours of your feet.

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Shoes can also be pre-treated with leather balm or moistened with a stretcher spray. These products can help in breaking your shoes.

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Anti-friction products also exist that you can apply directly on your skin where the chafing occurs.

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Another quick fix to a sore foot is to apply anti-perspirant to reduce moisture and sweating that can worsen blisters and chafing.

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Another quick fix to a sore foot is to apply anti-perspirant to reduce moisture and sweating that can worsen blisters and chafing.

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Relieve aching soles with a padded insole or gel so your foot won't move around in your shoes and reduce blisters.

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Other tips that you might want to try include using insoles or inserts for extra padding and toe picks.

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If your new pair lacks arch support like flats or trainers, put a supportive gel insole. Full-length insoles are recommended.

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If your new pair lacks arch support like flats or trainers, put a supportive gel insole. Full-length insoles are recommended.

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