Shoe designer Rafe Totengco of Rafe New York helps you bag the Band-Aids and wear those new sandals pain-free
Wear new shoes around the house for a few days before giving them their formal debut. This will give you a chance to make adjustments, like loosening the straps or adding an insert.
If your feet are really dry, leather will rub your skin the wrong way.
A little moisturizer on dry spots will help ease the abrasion. But excess moisture can also cause blisters! If your feet get sweaty, a bit of baby powder can ease the perspiration that makes the leather chafe.