Shoeicide

I've just order some shoes that I am absolutely in love with. They go perfectly with the dress I've got for my birthday or in your case your hen party outfit. They finally got delivered this week and when I heard they'd arrived I couldn't wait to get home and try them on. Guess what, they hurt. Just my luck! There's nothing worse than wearing shoes that are killing you on a big night out! I remember once, I wore a pair of shoes that were really uncomfortable. Then, a bouncer came up to me and asked me to leave because I was too drunk. I wasn't, because of my shoes I just couldn't walk properly. My friends still don't let me live it down to this day.


So, I've been browsing the internet to try and find some tip on how to stop your shoes from hurting. I've found some great ideas so I thought I'd share them with you in case you have this problem on your hen weekend package too.

Break them in
Breaking your shoes in is something everyone says. I've heard that people recommend wearing a pair of sports socks when doing it. Well, in my case, I tried it with thick bed socks and they are becoming more comfortable. I think it's because the shoes are leather and they're becoming slightly stretched. This is especially great is you've chosen pointed shoes.

Stretch them with ice
I wasn't quite sure how this would works but I've read loads of comments around with people singing this method's praises. You fill and sandwich bag with water, place them in your shoes and put them in the freezer. Once the water is frozen, take the out the freeze and leave them for around 20 minutes. This is also a great tip to help stretch your shoes.

Stop the sore spots
This is another obvious tip that many people will recommend. I recently bought some gel insoles for the balls of your feet but I also discovered something great. I found some gel spots. They're amazing if a specific part of your shoes are rubbing or hurting you. I would definitely recommend them!

Use deodorant
When I first read this, I though it must be a joke. However, when I read the full article it began to make sense. When your feet begin to get hot and start to sweat the leather rubs on your feet. This is when you get blisters. So, spray a small amount of deodorant on your feet before you put them on to stop them from sweating which, should hopefully stop you from getting blisters.

Limit yourself
Walking around a club or bar bare feet with your heels in your hand is not a good look! Throughout the night try and sit down every so often. Try half an hour standing and dancing and then 10 minutes sitting down. Give your feet a break! You'll make it through the night better without your feet hurting so much. When you look amazing in your hen party outfit, you don't want that to be ruined by the way you're walking.

Hopefully your shoes don't hurt you and look amazing with your hen party outfit but here are some tips just in case you need them. If you need any other hen party related help or just some hen party ideas get in touch! Call our Overseas Event Co-Ordinators by calling 01773 766051.

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Date Posted: Wednesday 29th May 2013

Author: Yazmina Wallace