10 Ways To Convert Uncomfortable Shoes Into Cotton Clouds For Your Feet

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The more gorgeous a shoe looks, the more uncomfortable it may be. We don’t mean to generalize beautiful shoes under the tag ‘pinchy,’ but most of the heels you wish to strut in are responsible for the painful blisters on your feet. This is not just subjected to high heels. Sometimes, you might get rashes, even in flats or sneakers. So, what do you do? Thankfully, the secret to wearing the shoes you like without pain lies in a few simple hacks. So, are we ready to try on our Cinderella shoes? Read on!

1. Put A Band-Aid Under Your Heel So It Doesn’t Slip

Put A Band-Aid Under Your Heel So It Doesn't Slip
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Only a few minutes of walking about in a brand-new slick pair of shoes are enough to give you a sore sole. To prevent this, simply put a bandage on the top of the sole. The rough Band-Aid surface will prevent your foot from sliding again.

2. Use A Potato With Its Skin Peeled To Stretch Your Shoes

Use A Potato With Its Skin Peeled To Stretch Your Shoes
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Tight shoes can be avoided if you give this method a try. A potato left in a shoe overnight will also absorb the foul odor. It may be molded to suit the heel of the footwear if that is needed. The potato’s moisture will cause the shoe to expand and be a perfect fit for you. Don’t forget to remove the leftover residue in the morning.

3. Clear Paint The Places That Are Irritating Your Toes

Clear Paint The Places That Are Irritating Your Toes
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Applying a small amount of clear polish where your toes feel the friction from your flip-flops is a straightforward approach to prevent blisters. The only thing nicer than walking on a smooth surface is walking in a pair of shoes that aren’t too hard to walk in!

4. Panty Liner Will Solve The Sole Problem

Panty Liner Will Solve The Sole Problem
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You can modify the sole of any shoe to make it suitable for your feet. While boots can help keep your feet toasty in the winter, you generally won’t want to do it all the time. That’s why it’s a good idea to attempt to winterize your footwear if you can. You may make an insole out of microfiber by cutting it to size.

5. Socks Are A Great Way To Expand Your Shoe Size

Socks Are A Great Way To Expand Your Shoe Size
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Getting a foot into a pair of snug shoes is always comfy. All you need to do is stuff your shoes with socks till they don’t feel tight. Just leave them alone for the night and see how much they’ve expanded in the morning.

6. To Highlight Your Heel, Wear Socks That Are Undetectable

To Highlight Your Heel, Wear Socks That Are Undetectable
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When your feet tend to sweat, it might be challenging to put on attractive shoes. When shoes get wet, they become slick. To combat this, you should put on some heat-absorbing socks. High heels make it difficult to conceal clothing, even the sleekest stockings or pants. So aim for pumps or bellies that allow you some space to hide the sock linings.

7. If Your Sandal Bands Are Causing You Pain, Try Wrapping Them With Some Cloth

If Your Sandal Bands Are Causing You Pain, Try Wrapping Them With Some Cloth
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By using this method, you may do two things at once. First, wrapping the straps with cotton fabric may make your footwear more wearable and fashionable. The shoes will be less harsh on your feet and won’t rub. On top of that, you may alter their appearance to suit your preferences.

8. When Your Boots Are Too Big, Make A Padding

When Your Boots Are Too Big, Make A Padding
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A pad, soft cloth, or even tissue can temporarily fill part of the toe area in overly big shoes. Don’t forget to remove the insoles when you’re done wearing the boots since leaving them in can cause them to stink.

9. Tie Your Shoes Differently

Tie Your Shoes Differently
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Shoe comfort can be increased or decreased depending on how the laces are tied. For instance, if you’re prone to blisters on your feet from the heel of your sneakers, consider doing the following. Put the right shoelace through the additional hole on the right shoe, and then do the opposite on the left shoe. The laces must be crossed, fed through the opposite hole, and tied.

10. Use A Pad To Cushion Your Heels

Use A Pad To Cushion Your Heels
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A sanitary napkin is a quick and easy solution to the problem of ankle chafing. If you want to add some grip to the rear of your shoes, just snip off a rectangular piece of your panty liner and glue it on. This will act as a cushion between your foot and the shoe. And this will keep your skin from rubbing against the material and causing painful blisters.

Shoes are more than just a fashion statement. You must feel comfortable in what you wear as they will take you to places! So, check your shoes and give them a trial run before purchasing them. Also, be sure of your size. Anything bigger or smaller might rub against your skin more and cause discomfort and rashes. So, which of these hacks are you going to try next? Let us know in the comments section!

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Indrani Karmakar
Indrani KarmakarSenior Social Writer
Indrani is a writer and artist who likes to add a dash of humor to everything she does. She has two years of experience in writing articles across beauty, health, and lifestyle genres. After graduating in Political Science from Calcutta University, she took a detour into the world of creativity and discovered her knack for social writing, advertising, designing, and doodling.

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