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PhoenixFortune
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I bought a lovely pair of flats for my placement in May, and they fit really well apart from the fact that the left one rubs me on just the one toe. I wore them out for the first time today to try and soften them up a bit.

I really want to wear them, but apart from covering my foot in blister plasters I'm not sure what to do. Does anyone have any suggestions?
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Put some surgical spirit on that area before you go to bed, will toughen it up and make it harder to blister But some shoes just always hurt, and you might need plasters!
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I got a pair of shoes, they hurt SO much, and then suddenly they are just the most comfortable pair of flats i own haha.
So maybe just wear them a bit more.. The plaster thing always worked for me as well. Sorry not much help here
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have you got tights, socks, pop socks on with them? That usually stops shoes rubbing
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have you got tights, socks, pop socks on with them? That usually stops shoes rubbing
I bought some pop socks today to wear with them.

I was very organised today and brought some socks with me just in case they rubbed, and that helped, but my feet were already sore so they still hurt a bit.
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I bought some pop socks today to wear with them.

I was very organised today and brought some socks with me just in case they rubbed, and that helped, but my feet were already sore so they still hurt a bit.
once the skin heals it shouldn't hurt again with some socks, pop socks. Even the comfiest shoes can run blisters if you have nothing else on your feet.
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(Original post by The_Goose)
once the skin heals it shouldn't hurt again with some socks, pop socks. Even the comfiest shoes can run blisters if you have nothing else on your feet.
That's probably why, and they're pretty stiff material too which didn't help.
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Apparently rubbing a potato on it helps, but I've never tried.
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Put some thick bed socks on and walk around the house wearing the shoes, I heard that's supposed to break them in a bit?
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Apparently rubbing a potato on it helps, but I've never tried.
On the shoe or the foot? :beard:
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On the shoe or the foot? :beard:
The shoe, presumably! (Not the outer part of the potato, you'd probably have to cut a chunk... I've read some people saying that you should leave it in the shoe overnight as the starch helps the leather to expand, but rubbing it might help too)

You could try using a dry bar of soap too I think I've done that before :beard:

Or a large dollop of vaseline but I don't know if you're meant to rub it on your foot or the edge of the shoe..
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That's probably why, and they're pretty stiff material too which didn't help.
Are they leather? will the give/ stretch a little over time?
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Are they leather? will the give/ stretch a little over time?
No, they aren't. They've got very 'pinched' heel backs, which I think is to help keep the shoes on your foot.
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No, they aren't. They've got very 'pinched' heel backs, which I think is to help keep the shoes on your foot.
ooh - I always bend those down a bit the the palm of my hand so they're more rounded
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