Bye-bye, bubbles! 5 fashion hacks for painful spots in new shoes
Blow in your new favorite shoes? Really nobody needs it. Because the Shoes No matter how beautiful and trendy they may be – if they press, pinch and rub, wearing them is simply no longer fun. But some fashion hacks against Blow on the foot bring back the desired wearing comfort and prevent sores from developing in the first place. How it works? We’ll tell you here.
With these 5 hacks, blisters on your feet don’t stand a chance
Who doesn’t know it when the anticipation of the newly acquired shoes fades again when the thought of breaking them in? Or when your favorite couple keeps rubbing in the same places, causing a sore blister? A problem that occurs even more with rising temperatures, because the warm, humid climate in summer promotes the formation of blisters on the feet – regardless of whether you wear high heels, sandals, loafers or pointy flats. Luckily, those times are over now, because a few clever tricks can help.
1. Deodorant spray against blisters
The miracle cure is as simple as it is ingenious: a conventional deodorant. So the next time you step out of the house in shoes that you know can be painful, just spray some deodorant on your feet first. That’s all you have to do to protect yourself from nasty blisters and pressure pain. How does that work? Blisters are fluid-filled cavities that form as protection for the lower layers of the skin when rubbed by sandals, heels, etc., for example. The deodorant ensures that no moisture can build up, which in turn reduces the build-up of sweat and heat. The trick works best with a spray. If you’re going to be out for a long time, it’s best to refresh your feet with it every few hours – for a blister-free day.
2. Transparent fixing plaster for rubbing areas
This trick is an all-rounder for any shoes that pinch or rub until a blister forms. All you need is a transparent fixing plaster – you can get it in the drugstore or pharmacy – which you can cut to size and stick to the skin where the shoe pinches. The transparent tape is a small lifesaver, especially for sandals, because you can’t see it and it sticks firmly to the skin. The fixing plaster acts as a second layer of skin, so to speak, and effectively protects the sensitive skin on the foot from friction.
3. Plaster for scratchy toe straps
Flip-flops and leather sandals with toe straps are very trendy. We just ask ourselves why with so many summer shoes the filigree toe strap has to have a scratchy and rough seam or a hard material? The sensitive skin between the toes in particular does not allow any friction and can become inflamed after just a few steps. If you know this problem with toe separator sandals, then you should definitely try our next life hack: For this you need a plaster that you stick around the toe post. We use the white plasters with soft fleece for this, they are particularly soft and do not rub.
4. Panty liner to prevent rubbing on the heel
We all know that one of the most prone areas for blisters and chafed skin is the heel area of any shoe – from high heels to loafers to sneakers. But we also have a trick for this type of blister prevention: You need a self-adhesive panty liner for this. Cut the rear rounded part to fit the shoe and glue it to the back of the heel. Nasty seams, hard leather or rough inner linings no longer have a chance to rub and cause blisters in the shoes, because the padded panty liner ensures soft wearing comfort.
5. Widen tight shoes with a hair dryer
New leather shoes may look particularly chic the first day you wear them, but they often come with a problem: the real leather is still hard and a bit tight, and the shoe first has to be broken in in order to adapt to the foot. To speed up this process, all you need are two things we all already have at home: thick socks and a blow dryer. Use it to slip into your shoes and blow-dry the narrow areas of the leather shoes for about 30 seconds. Now the leather is soft and malleable and you can move around for a few minutes to widen or adjust the shoe to your foot. Et voilà – this shoe will be much more comfortable!