How To Break In New Shoes

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.

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A cushy insole by Foot Petals (footpetals.com) or Apara (aparafootcare.com) can make pinchy shoes far more comfortable.

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