Blisters caused by brand new shoes can definitely be avoided if the shoes' insoles and the inside of the topper are lined with soft material. But you cannot always choose comfort over style. Some, such as a nice pair of high heeled shoes, or pointed toed leather shoes might look great, but give you blisters all over. Here are some helpful tips to avoid getting blisters from brand new shoes.
- Choose the right material. It is extremely important to choose the right material, especially if your daily routine involves a great deal of walking. Your comfort should definitely be top priority. If you really want to avoid blisters, then go for shoes that are made of natural leather. Leather is most comfortable, because if worn regularly, the leather material adjusts and follows the shape of your foot. It makes a customized fit, which eliminates any kind of discomfort. Although leather may cost more than other materials, you will be assured of comfort and blister-free feet.
- Check the quality. Before buying a new pair of shoes, check the insole and the inside of the shoe, especially the part that covers your upper heel. If there is any sharp or rough area because of a bad finish, then think twice, because this will definitely cause discomfort even if you wear it for short periods of time. Quality-made shoes will also ensure that the pair you will be buying can withstand excessive use. So you need to check the shoe thoroughly before buying.
- Buy the right size. Shoes that are too small will definitely be uncomfortable. Shoes that are too big, meanwhile, will cause friction burns when they chafe against your feet. Also, it might be a good idea to stick with one brand. While brand may not necessarily translate to quality, it's best to go for the brands that you are most comfortable with, because manufacturers will be consistent with how they produce different shoes, and the size and fit are more likely to be well-suited to your feet already. One manufacturer's size 7 might fit differently from another manufacturer's size 7.
- Get your feet accustomed to your new shoes. Your feet need to adjust to the fit of your new shoes. First, use your new shoes only for a few hours daily. You may then increase the number of hours as the weeks pass. This will help your feet adjust, and would let your shoes mold according to how your feet fit most comfortably.
- Wearing your shoes alternately with an old pair is also a good way of getting your feet accustomed to your new pair. This is ideal if your daily routine involves a little walking. This will also help identify which area of the shoe causes discomfort.
- Use stockings or cushions. To protect your feet from blisters, you can use skin-toned stockings. Or, you may also place cushions in the area where you feel discomfort.
And in the event you get any red spots on your feet, act on it immediately. It's good to be prepared with band-aids and an extra pair of comfortable shoes, in the event that your new pair gives you blisters.