Bought the dream heels of your life and guess what? You ended up with a shoe bite! Isn’t that just the worst thing that could have happened? We’ve all had countless instances where we bought a new pair of shoes and wore it to work the next day, only to find sore feet and a pedicure gone to waste. It’s happened to all of us and it’s not nice having a shoe bite ruin your mood or outfit. Here are 7 things you can do to avoid them before you scream ouch!
1. Freeze Them
The reason a shoe bite happens is generally because the shoe is either too tight or the material of the shoe is a little stiff. A trick to remedy this is to fill a ziplock bag with water, push it inside the shoe and freeze it. As the water freezes, the shoes expand, making it easier for you to wear them whenever you decide to!
2. Vaseline It!
Never thought this little pot of jelly could come in handy for this purpose? A bottle of Vaseline can help reduce the friction that’s caused between your leg and shoe. Apply a generous amount on the area that’s causing you an itch or irritation. Let it dry for two minutes or so, slip your feet in and walk without any pain!
3. Potato Juice
You won’t believe the benefits of this until you try it. It’s one of the best home remedies to cure and prevent shoe bites. Just cut a potato into thick slices and rub one on the heel of your foot and the bridge of your ankle. The juice acts as an antiseptic that reduces inflammation and helps cure sore feet and bruises.
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4. Put Some Powder
Shoe bites are often caused because of excessive sweating and perspiration. If this is the case, just put some powder on your feet, and they will remain dry and fresh. Powder also helps reduce any burning or tingling sensation that you may feel after a shoe bite.
5. Blow It Out
You can prevent a shoe bite from happening by applying a little heat on the shoes. Stuff some socks inside your pair of heels and blow dry them till your socks are hot. The heat gets trapped in the socks, which, when released slowly, opens the shoe up and makes it more comfortable.
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6. Coconut Oil
Popularly called the magic oil, this oil truly helps wave away every kind of pain. From dandruff to cooking to beauty benefits, the humble coconut oil can do it all. Just apply some around the areas of your leg that are broader and where your slippers are bound to cut.
The easiest way out! Whenever you get a shoebite, just stick on a band-aid on the edges of your shoe or on the bruised area of your feet. You can also stick on brown tape if you’ve run out of band-aids.
Published on Jul 29, 2016