Shoes rubbing your feet can be a serious problem. It is even worse if the reason lies not in poorly selected things, but in the delicate skin of the legs. In order not to go around constantly with a patch and not limp because of corns, you should try to use different solutions to the problem and find the most suitable one.
How to choose and wear shoes
Buying shoes in the morning on a cool day is not a good idea. The fact is that after a long walk or under the influence of heat, the legs may swell, and then the shoes will begin to press and rub hard. Be careful when choosing the moment for trying on, otherwise you risk serious mistakes. Also pay attention to the material from which the products are made, and to their very design. It is good if the shoes are complemented by soft insoles and are made of delicate, pleasant to the touch leather, fabric, suede. Models with rigid inserts, rigid structural elements located directly above the heel or near the bones are not the best choice. Such products can chafe even if you carry them around.
Wear shoes with footprints or socks. These products will help protect your feet from calluses, reduce friction and the effect of shoe materials on the skin. In the cold season, it is recommended to choose socks made of bamboo fiber or mercerized cotton. Both materials are good at removing moisture, reducing the likelihood of calluses and providing comfort.
If you are putting on new shoes that have not yet been worn out, be sure to take a patch with you. Feeling even the slightest discomfort, you can quickly and easily solve the problem.
How to quickly carry shoes
A good option is to buy a special shoe spray, which makes it much easier to stretch the product and "shrink" it on the leg. After using the spray, walk around in your shoes at home for several hours. This will allow you to make sure that the shoes do not chafe the skin, and if necessary, put on, when going out, already tested, well-worn products.
Lubricate the inside of the shoe with castor oil. This product will soften the material and moisturize it, which means that friction will be weakened. If you are using socks instead of footprints, lubricate your feet with a greasy nourishing cream, massage them until the product is absorbed, and only then put on socks and put on your shoes. Firstly, it will provide good skin care for your feet, and secondly, it will reduce the risk of calluses.
If you notice that only certain elements of the shoe are rubbed, for example, the heel counter, lubricate the problem areas with dry laundry soap or rub with a wax candle. This will help make the rigid structural elements softer and smoother, which means it will make it easier to solve the problem.