Tuesday, October 9, 2012

New Revas Without Blisters

Tory Burch Reva Ballet Flats are one of the most comfortable shoes, after an initial break-in phase that can be quite painful.  I'm not sure why, but Revas usually take a good 5 or 6 days until they feel just right.  Until then, I've gotten blisters on my pinky toe, scrapes on the sides of my feet and irritated heels.  Perhaps I have sensitive skin, but it's not fun at all. 

Luckily I found a perfect solution in an unexpected product.  Body Glide is used by triatheletes and marathon runners to prevent blisters and chafing.  You can pick up Body Glide at any sporting goods store.  It looks a lot like solid deodorant and works in the same way.  Rub on the glide on areas of your feel that  tend to get irritated, such as the toes, sides, and ankles.  The stick provides an invisible layer of protection on your skin and does not stain, darken, or damage the leather of your shoes. 


I used glide with a new pair of Revas and didn't get any blisters at all!  It really does work!  Have you had a tough time breaking in a new pair of boots or shoes?  What solutions have worked for you?


 xoxo



9 comments:

  1. You can also stretch leather shoes out a little bit by putting on your thickest pair of socks and the shoes and then turing a hair dryer on your feet. I tried that on my newest pair of revas and they stretched out a little bit so they were more comfortable and hurt my little toe less.

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  2. This is such a good idea!! For some reason my revas have been killing my feet this fall!

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  3. That's exactly why I'm afraid to spend the big bucks on the Revas!

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  4. I get blisters even with them broken in! Great post, thanks!

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  5. What a clever idea! I will be on the lookout for this product since I always suffer from the new shoe break-in!!

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  6. Band Aid Friction Guard works for this as well!

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  7. I'm so glad I'm not the only one!! They cut up my feet when I just get them, so happy to finally have a solution!

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  8. Definitely going to try this and the blow dryer tip! I hate breaking in flats during fall

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