We all know how refreshing it is to change into your summer shoes as soon as the weather changes and the sun comes out, but it's not always a good idea to immediately change your footwear. Your feet need to adapt to the environment and there are a few things you can do to help.
- Choose footwear with adjustable straps for ultimate comfort. It's important to adapt your shoes to the width of your feet to make sure you are wearing the correct size. This is especially important if you are walking a lot such as on holiday etc.
- Keep the soles comfortable with some cushioning if you're going to be on your feet all day. If the sole of your footwear is quite thin and flat then you could think about adding cushioned inserts. This will make a massive difference in keeping your feet comfy especially in really hot weather when they are prone to sweating, making it harder to walk.
- It's important to make sure you footwear is secure so opt for sandals that have a sling back or ankle strap to prevent your shoes from slipping off or moving about.
- The material you opt for will make a big difference and we suggest you choose something that is breathable. Even if it's a synthetic fabric there is always a breathable option.
- Your shoes will feel different on various surfaces so try out as many as possible before you decide to buy a pair or take on holiday with you etc. Each shoe will be different on hard surfaces such as cement, marble and wooden floors as opposed to grass or carpet.
- If your choice of footwear is as comfortable as possible then it shouldn't really need to be 'broken into'. They should feel easy to wear from the first day.
- If you find the upper of your shoe digging in to your feet it may be wise to use some gel cushion dots or inserts for the spots that your feet dig into. This will prevent the upper rubbing against your feet when walking and causing any blisters whilst making sure they fit perfectly if they don't fit in certain areas.