Ouch: How to Deal When Your Shoes Rub Your Feet
If you've never had a blister on your foot from uncomfortable shoes, then please stop what you're doing and share your secrets with the world. But for the rest of us, the experience of painful friction between the skin of our feet and the material of our shoes is an all too common one. (And no matter how fabulous the shoes, an unwelcome one, too.)
Well, it turns out that no matter how helpless a situation it might feel, you probably can fix it (without giving up on the heels, boots, or sandals you love). There are a ton of great DIY hacks to stretch out and manipulate your shoes so they're not so painful—and we found the best ones.
Keep scrolling to for some tried-and-true advice on how to deal when your shoes are rubbing your feet!
Your feet swell up to half a size larger by the end of each day, so if you try on new shoes then, you'll have a better idea of which pairs fit best, and, hence, which to buy.
If your shoes are particularly stubborn, just break down and buy a shoe stretcher. If it comes with shoe-stretching spray—even better.
How do YOU deal when your shoes rub your feet? Share your hacks in the comments below!