4 Tips for Breaking In New Shoes Without Breaking Your Feet


Between buying a new pair of shoes and being able to wear them comfortably for a long duration of time, there’s the inevitable break-in period. Whether you’ve purchased a new pair of heels or running shoes, not taking the time to break them in before wearing them for a decent length of time can lead to blisters and pain. To make the transition from the shoe box to your feet much less painful, follow these tips for breaking in your new shoes from Shopping Blitz, where you can buy shoes online.

1. Wear them around the house

Before you embark on a long distance run with your new running shoes or wear a new pair of heels for a night out on the town, wear them around the house. Wearing your new shoes, walk up and down the stairs and while standing and sitting around. If you’ve purchased a nice pair of shoes that can easily be scuffed or marked up, wearing them around the house will ensure they won’t get ruined before you wear them out.

2. Wear them with socks

While you wear your shoes around the house, wear them with thick socks. The thicker the socks, the better. This will help stretch out the shoe and prevent blisters as you get used to your new shoes. You can do this as you cook, do chores or relax on the couch.

3. Bring them to the office

If you work at an office, wearing a new pair of shoes at work is a great way to break them in. Pack them in your bag and slip them on once you’re at the office.

4. Use a hair dryer

For shoes that are tight in certain spots, applying heat with a hair dryer can help loosen them up. Put your shoes on with some thick socks and blow dry each shoe for a few seconds on low heat. You can repeat the process if needed.

Get Dad Ready For Summer

As the weather heats up and Father’s Day approaches, it’s only natural to get your Dad into some stylin’ new gear. We have everything you need to keep Dad cool and comfortable this summer.

Father's Day

1. The Wolverine Dixon Short Sleeve Shirt is perfect for weekend barbeques, a day spent fishing or some time at the driving range. Made of 100% cotton poplin, this shirt is easy to iron and is an enemy to wrinkles everywhere! The shirt features two chest pockets for stow away space and side pleats for a flattering fit.

2. The Mountain Hardwear Piero Shorts are comfortable without the muss and fuss, just like Dad likes it. With lots of pocket for storage and an inseam gusset for mobility, these shorts will soon become his favorite! Other features include built-in UPF 50 sun protection and durable stretch canvas fabric.

3.  Clarks Wave Tour Sandals are made of supple nubuck leather with a breathable synthetic lining, for Dad’s more active days. It’s curved sole reduces shock and foot fatigue, while its rubber outsole provides maximum traction and stability. Great for both casual and Dad-approved adventures.

4. A pair of Diesel Eyewear Injected Sunglasses will 100% bring Dad’s coolness quotient up several notches. These aviators are made of an overlap of injected and matt metal, creating a distinctive design. Cool and practical, sounds right up any Dad’s alley!


Orthaheel Gets A Makeover

Orthaheel is a company that has long been synonymous with innovative footwear. Podiatrist-designed for ultimate foot health, Orthaheel foot beds are built to naturally reduce over-pronation. Orthaheel’s technology originated from Vasyli Medical, a premier supplier of pre-fabricated orthotics. Long supported by Dr. Andrew Weil, the brand included an entire collection of shoes, sandals and slippers that represents integrative footwear at its best.

All good things must come to and end and sometimes they just get better! On the outside the brand may have morphed into Vionic with Orthaheel technology, however on the inside nothing fundamental has been altered. Foot beds are still made with the same built-in support that has always set them apart. The only difference is the wide array of expanded styles now available, per customer request. Plus for the first time the collection will include wide widths, to offer comfort to all!