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2 Things You Should Always Carry In Your Purse When You're Wearing New Shoes (Not Band-Aids!)

October 4, 2016 by Justine Schwartz
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Ah–we love fall and the smell of new boots and shoes that come with it. Can you smell the cardboard and tissue paper in the air? It’s scrumptious. The only problem is that brand-new shoes comes with a side of blisters and foot pain. They’re just an inevitable side effect of wearing stiff new shoes straight out of the box, and can’t really be avoided (unless you want to hire a shoe double in your exact size to break your shoes in for you… #goals).

READ MORE: How To Make High Heels More Comfortable

If you’re wearing new shoes for the first time, you have to be prepared for these inevitable issues. You should keep your purse stocked with these two items, that basically solve any shoe problem that might arise–from blisters, to soreness in your toes, heels or the balls of your feet. What are they?

1. Medical tape. Tape is the ultimate MacGyver tool. You can use it to tape your third and fourth toe together to make heels more comfortable. You can use to cover a blister or like a band-aid on your heels. You can use it inside the shoe to cover a spot that’s uncomfortable (like a piece that’s jutting out and piercing your skin). You can use it on the bottom of the shoe to prevent slippage (tape two pieces in an X on the sole). You can even use it like a lint roller to remove white fluffs from suede or other fabric shoes. Any shoe issue you’re having, you can fix with medical tape.

READ MORE: The Secret To Wearing High Heels Without Any Pain

2. Foot pads. You’ll need a padded insert of some kind for the ball of your foot. For heels, this will help take some pressure off the ball. There are several brands that make these inserts, you can get them at the drugstore and you can find them in every width, texture and size imaginable. (For 6 inch Louboutins, I suggest bringing out the big guns and getting a gel insert from a medi brand like Dr Scholl’s). I also really like the Foot Petals ones (they also help backless shoes stay in place!)

So, there you have it: the only two products you need with you when breaking in new shoes.

[Photo: Cheetah Is The New Black]

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