How to Make Your Shoes More Comfortable
We've all been there. A pair of shoes that we absolutely love how it looks on us or paired with our favorite suit. But there's just one problem—the shoes are not comfortable!
Red Moose is going to go over common problem areas of the shoe when it comes to comfort, along with potential solutions
Front of the Shoe/Toe Box
Common issues here are toes rubbing against the sides or top of the shoe, toes rubbing against each other, or just needing more wiggle room.
There are two solutions here. First, try Red Moose's Shoe Stretch Spray, which conditions leather so it stretches and softens. In addition, shoe stretchers are tools that go inside your shoe, and then by turning a knob, allows the shoes to gradually stretch out. Toe toppers (socks for your toe), gel toe protectors, or foot cushions are also worth looking in to.
The top line is the collar of the shoe—where the shoe ends on the sides, near your ankle bone. Tight top lines can cause pressure on the in-step, arch, or ball of your foot.
An insole raiser can relieve tightness and give more room for movement. This especially helps those with high arches. If you need more height down the entire length of the shoe, full-length insoles and gel cushions or pads are worth a try.
Back of the Shoe
There are usually two issues regarding the back of the shoe. The first is how it feels on the bottom if you're dealing with issues like heel spurs or plantar fasciitis. Gel or foam heel pads, heel cups, or cushioned insoles can provide the support you need to relieve this pain.
The other issue is when the back of the heel either rubs against the back of the shoe or slips out of the shoe. For either issue, a heel liner can be effective. They attach to the back of the shoe and can relieve irritation and also keep you foot from slipping up and out of the shoe.