Why does it hurt so much to wear new shoes?...

@aseretdd (13712)
Philippines
July 7, 2008 9:45pm CST
Especially the not so expensive ones... I just bought a new pair of shoes for approximately $15 last Saturday... i wore them last Sunday... and now i have two wounds on both foot and they hurt a lot... i can't wear the new shoes unless the wounds heal... so for now... i must wear my old not so presentable shoes... Does this ever happen to you?... do you have a way of making new shoes comfortable to wear?...
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@srpkinja (375)
• Canada
9 Jul 08
i know what you mean. new shoes kill, especially when you wear them the first few times. i have a lot of shoes that have caused me pain. i recommend that if you buy new shoes dont wear them outside right away. wear them around the house for a while so you know what they feel like. dont do this just once, do it a few times. i suggest that you wear them in first so that your foot fits right into the shoe. it hurts, i know, but if its a cute shoe, then you have to suck it up and do what you have to do. i do this all the time and my shoes end up being very comfortable and i love wearing all of them. youll get used to it. and if they still feel uncomfortable and hurt after you have worn them in, return them, its not worth it. but keep your recipts.
@aseretdd (13712)
• Philippines
9 Jul 08
In my country... they won't accept the shoes back... unless there is something really wrong with them... retail laws are different here... some even have a no exchange no return policy... but i don't go to those stores... but next time i buy a new pair of shoes... i will try out your advice... thanks for the response... and welcome to mylot... i hope you enjoy your stay here...
• United States
9 Jul 08
I have bad feet from being on mine for 20years so I have to wear expensive shoes so I do not have that trouble. My shoes cost around 100 dollars and I only get one or two a year. The expensive shoes do not wear out as often and they are not as bad on your feet.
@aseretdd (13712)
• Philippines
10 Jul 08
I wish i can afford expensive shoes... i know that they don't hurt a lot during the first try... but for now... i have to be content with what i can afford... that is better than going out without shoes... thanks for the response...
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• United States
11 Jul 08
You are right blisters are better than no shoes at all. I am sorry you cannot afford better shoes. That is why I do not buy but one or two pairs a year. In fact it has been two years since I have bought winter shoes because I bought two pairs at once two years ago. I do tend to buy new sandals every year.
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@aseretdd (13712)
• Philippines
11 Jul 08
I have a few sandals... but i can't wear them when i go to the office... well, i guess i need to save more if i want to buy the expensive and less hurtful pair of shoes... so right now... the only thing i can do is make the most of what i have...
@Pigglies (9340)
• United States
10 Jun 09
Coming from someone else who used to buy cheap shoes... moleskin! Put it where the shoes rub. That said, they have some awesome $15 sneakers some places. Like Target for example.
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@aseretdd (13712)
• Philippines
11 Jun 09
We don't have target here in my country... but there is this regular sales... where we can buy great shoes that don't hurt at very affordable prices... just have to look very hard... i just bought two shoes... and one is great... but the other one tortured my feet for days... Thanks for the response...
@Pigglies (9340)
• United States
11 Jun 09
Yeah, we have sales like that too sometimes. It is hard to find shoes that way, but occasionally I do. I found some work shoes for $9 and they aren't too bad. Never given me any blisters at least.
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@aseretdd (13712)
• Philippines
11 Jun 09
You are quite lucky to have found such shoes... i am still in the look out for those...
@checapricorn (16076)
• United States
8 Jul 08
It always happen to me that is why I prefer close in front but open at the back..I do know what is the term of that shoes..LOL! In my past experiences, I always end up selling it to my friends and get another one which has a soft thing at the back!
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@amanda08 (647)
• United States
9 Jul 08
i think new shoes make your feet sore no matter what... there is just nothing you can do about that bc they are all made so differently.... just wear them and hopefully they will get broken in
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@aseretdd (13712)
• Philippines
9 Jul 08
Some call it the sling back shoes... but i am not so sure... i used to wear that when i was a teacher... but the administrators banned it... so i stopped buying them... and until now... i don't... but i think all shoes are quite a torture when first worn... thanks for the response...
• United States
9 Jul 08
I do also wear that type when I was teaching..LOL! Then just use black stocking so it's not very obvious..LOL! ANyway, thanks about the term...LOL! finally, I have learned it now!
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• Philippines
8 Jul 08
That was also my experienced before, so I prefer sandals with hills (2inch) or step-in. I feel comfortable with it. If ever there is an occasion that I have to wear shoes, I wear stockings.
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@aseretdd (13712)
• Philippines
9 Jul 08
I also prefer sandals... but i only get to wear them when the weather is a little cold... but i don't like heels... on some occassions i wear stockings too... thanks for the response... welcome to mylot and i hope you enjoy your stay here...
• Philippines
9 Jul 08
I'm sorry with my spelling, maybe it's because of my text in using the cellphone. I used to shortcut the words, so most often I'm confused with my spelling.
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@aseretdd (13712)
• Philippines
10 Jul 08
Don't worry about it... we all commit the same mistake...
• Canada
8 Jul 08
I agree with ColeCash. I generally find that the cheaper the shoes I buy, the more I have to "break them in". And by that, I mean a few weeks of blisters and band-aids. After that painful period, the shoes are generally easier to wear. However, I try not to put myself through this torture often - only when I see a fabulous pair of shoes that I absolutely cannot resist! The higher quality shoes should be made of more supple material and the seams should be in places that don't irritate your feet as much. As well, the width of the shoes really matter. If you have wide feet, you need wider shoes, otherwise you're squishing your feet into skinny shoes and you'll definitely have pain. And vice versa, if you have narrow feet and you're swimming in wide shoes, your feet will be moving around in the shoes and the friction will cause blisters. Sometimes, it is worth it to spend more on shoes.
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@aseretdd (13712)
• Philippines
8 Jul 08
I would love to spend more on shoes... just like what i did years ago... but since money is quite tight nowadays... there is nothing i can do but buy the cheap ones... even if it means torture for a few days... i am lucky to have a not so wide or not so narrow feet... that means it is not difficult finding the right shoe size... thanks for the response..
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• Canada
8 Jul 08
I haven't been able to buy expensive shoes lately either, but from my past shoes, they have lasted longer and take less time to break in. In the meanwhile, re: your predicament, make sure you carry around a lot of band aids with you if you're getting blisters. :)
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@aseretdd (13712)
• Philippines
8 Jul 08
Right now i am wearing slippers since the wound really hurt even if i wear other shoes with socks or stockings... well i hope it gets better in a few days time...
@Shaun72 (15970)
• Palatka, Florida
12 Jul 08
I have used sole inserts before to help me before. I need to go buy some. I wore a new pair of shoes the other day that are slide ons. My feet were in pain. I was glad to get home to take them off.
@aseretdd (13712)
• Philippines
14 Jul 08
After 1 week... i finally wore my new shoes again... but i had to put band air on the wound parts... and i wore stockings just in case... it would take more wear time and days... before our feet will get used to new shoes... thanks for the response...
@Shaun72 (15970)
• Palatka, Florida
14 Jul 08
that is for sure I need to wear my slide on shoes to get them broke in. Or go and by some incerts to get use to them
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• Hong Kong
12 Jul 08
For me, this happens no matter it's expensive or cheap. Sometimes, I bought really expensive shoes and still they hurt my feet like unbelievable. Now I would just be way more picky with shoes when I buy. I haven't found a way to make them comfortable to wear yet. I guess that's why I hate buying new shoes because that means my feet would be hurt each time when I have to change my shoes.
@aseretdd (13712)
• Philippines
14 Jul 08
Well, that is the price we have to pay for wearing shoes... but that is more acceptable than going barefeet... i wonder when they will invent break free shoes... a think that will be a hit in the shoe market... thanks for the response...
@Pigglies (9340)
• United States
10 Jun 09
They do have barefoot shoes, see my post about my Five Fingers. :)
@Craz3hC (110)
• United States
9 Jul 08
I HATE THAT!! Especially PayLess shoes! There's somthing about their shoes...even though they're so effin' cute! grrr.....But yeah! I don't think there's nothing else to do but buy a shoe stretcher thing...I think you can get them at a shoe store or something...lolz OR...you can have someone with bigger feet strech them out a little for you! You know, just have 'em walk around in your shoes for a little while, but not too long, cuz you don't want them ruined! =DDD
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@aseretdd (13712)
• Philippines
9 Jul 08
I don't really buy shoes that are small for my feet... just those that fit just right... cheap shoes can sometime be a pain... but that is the same with the expensive brands... i have not seen a shoe stretcher... i wonder if the really work... thanks for the response... welcome to mylot and i hope you enjoy your stay here...
@Craz3hC (110)
• United States
10 Jul 08
lolz Thank you and you're welcome! As for the shoe stretcher...I don't know 'cuz we have one, but that was when my parents were young. Maybe you can find it on the internet...
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@RastamanG (385)
9 Jul 08
I find new shoes more comfy to wear then old shoes, maybe you are buying shoes that are too big or too small for you are or buying a poor quality shoe, you should find a shoe that fits you, not just in style but in comfort.
@aseretdd (13712)
• Philippines
9 Jul 08
You are lucky that you find new shoes comfier to wear than the old ones... no matter now perfectly they fit when i try them on in the store... they would hurt when i wear them to work or if i walk for like 1 hour... i try not to go with the style but that still doesn't work... thanks for the response...
9 Jul 08
That is really weird, how do you determain whether to buy the shoe or not then? you obviously cant determain it by the comfort the shoe gives you.
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@gr8life (6253)
• Malaysia
8 Jul 08
Hello aseretdd, Have you ever heard of this - to bite your brand new shoes before you wear them for the very first time? I seldom do that *laughs* but I did try few times before. It seems alright then...but still I am not too sure whether it is because I did bite the front side of my brand new shoes or I was just pure lucky with those pairs...Wanna try that? But oh, yes...not after you wore them..not even once....
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@aseretdd (13712)
• Philippines
9 Jul 08
I forgot about that... someone told me to bite the heel side of the new shoes... so that it won't hurt the first time i wear them... but i have already worn them... so too late for that one... i just do not know if it really works... but you seem successful in your new shoes... thanks for the response...
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• Isle Of Man
11 Jul 08
i used to do that when i was little because that's what my mom told me to do hehehe in the Philippines it is quite common to suffer from a brand new shoes but i'll have you know that it is not the same here in the UK if you develop a blister from a new pair of shoes you can return it because there must be something wrong with it, may be its the wrong size or it might be a style that doesnt suit you... my feet are not pretty at all, they are wide and knobly and i have a high arch, i didn't use to enjoy shoes shopping the first 27 yrs of my life... i needed to buy a new pair each school yr because its simply not wearable after a yr... my mom used to take me to bandolino because thats the only brand that could last a yr. the last time i was home in the Philippines i bought myself a pair in robinsons galleria i forgot the brand but it is quite well known, i didn't need it, i only bought it because i thought it's cheap, it only cost me £10 i wore it here for like a month hahaha... i am frugal i only buy shoes in the sale... summer sale and boxing day sale... i remember buying a pair at marks and spencers for £3 on my first yr here, they are comfy shoes and i was not able to wreck it after a yr. i have never wornout another pair of shoes since i got here. Clarks' my favorite brand for working shoes.
@williamjisir (22912)
• China
26 Oct 09
Hello aseretdd. I think that a new pair of shoes needs to be worn for some time before we won't feel hurt. It is the same with me when wearing new shoes, but it seems that expensive shoes are different, which is what you have mentioned and I quite agree with you on this point.
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@aseretdd (13712)
• Philippines
27 Oct 09
Well, i no longer wear the shoes i mentioned in this discussion because they are now worn out... and when i bought a pair that were quite expensive... they still gave me a hard time during the first few times of wearing them... i guess most shoes expensive or not are the same... Thanks for the response...
@reckon21 (3488)
• Philippines
11 Jun 09
Because it's a new shoes. Normally within one week the shoes will expand a little and the wounds will not bother you anymore. Just give it a few days.
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@aseretdd (13712)
• Philippines
11 Jun 09
The shoes i was talking about in this discussions already retired because of being overused... i bought two new pairs... one is nice... but the other one is still giving me those feet hurt feelings... but i am still not giving up... that one of these days... my feet will get used to them... Thanks for the response...
@daliaj (5689)
• India
11 Jun 09
I am sorry, it is a common thing that happens to many people. Infact it happened to me many times. They are called shoe bites. You can use some vasline or any other moisturiser for the first few times you wear the shoe. I want to apply moisturiser whenever I buy a new shoe, but I will forget it or don't care, finally end up with a wound.
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@aseretdd (13712)
• Philippines
11 Jun 09
Thank you for the advice... i think i will try that tomorrow... one pair still hurts me everytime i wear them... and vaseline might finally do the trick... this is why i hate wearing new shoes... just shear torture... Thanks for the response...
@oyenkai (4399)
• Philippines
11 Jun 09
The wounds usually heal. I get those kinds of wounds even if I do wear the "more expensive shoes". I'm sure I got injured first before my feet got the hang of wearing my casual Nike pair, and my leather Converse pair. I think it's more on the shape of the new shoes - it's not molded properly to the unique shape of our feet, which is why it often leaves us with a new pair of wounds every time we get a new pair of shoes! Thanks for the response on my discussion!
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@aseretdd (13712)
• Philippines
11 Jun 09
There are a few pair of shoes that are really like heaven sent... because they can be comfortable even at first use... but sad to say that they are very hard to find... and i am still in the look out for one or two... Thanks for the response...
@metschica25 (5411)
• United States
15 Jul 08
Most times if my shoes hurt I wont wear them again , and buy something new or exchange them . I bought a pair once that ripped my back heal apart and my toe. That day I had to walk many miles too . Ouch was I in pain , and thought I was going loco . Sometimes, they just seem so comfy in the store , but when you get them home that is a different story
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@aseretdd (13712)
• Philippines
16 Jul 08
I was in pain for 1 week... because it also ripped the skin of my back heel... and my little pinky toe... i can''t return them... since that is not allowed in my country because the shoes are not really damaged when i bought them... so i just have to get use to wearing them... thanks for the response...
@mEisky (825)
• Philippines
14 Jul 08
ohh..well..maybe the size wont fit.?or maybe the quality is bad that's why it hurts a lot...
@aseretdd (13712)
• Philippines
16 Jul 08
They actually fit my feet perfectly... and that quality is not that excellent because of the cheap price... and it is also not too bad... i guess... new shoes just hurt a lot during the first try... especially in my case... i walked for two hours wearing them... so it really hurt me a lot... thanks for the response...
@nutanjain (898)
• India
12 Jul 08
well this is the problem that occurs with everyone and this was also the problem when i bought my new sandals and also when i bought my new sleepers well there is only one solution that you should wear socks while wearing your footwears and you can feel the diferrence between the situation untill your shoes get tored according to your foot size that was aall i had to say good bye and take care please add me as your friend!!
@aseretdd (13712)
• Philippines
14 Jul 08
Thank you for the advice... i actually forgot to wear stocking when i first wore my new shoes... that was a big mistake on my part... but right now... i am wearing them for the second time... and i also wore stockings... just in case... thanks for the response... welcome to mylot and i hope you enjoy your stay here...
@underdogtoo (9605)
• Philippines
9 Jul 08
Leather shoes always give me a problem when they are new. It takes time before they are broken in and my feet always get blisters so I usually place a band-aid on my foot where it touches the leather and hurts and it saves my feet from the pain of new shoes. Cheers!!
@aseretdd (13712)
• Philippines
9 Jul 08
I think what i will do is put on the band-aid where it would likely hurt... that way... the skin will already be protected... but i guess that would mean a lot of band-aid to be used... well, if that is what it takes... then i will go for it... thanks for the response...
@magojordan (3257)
• Philippines
9 Jul 08
Maybe you should really see if your shoes fit you well. Also new shoes tend to be a bit hard so you should at least break it in first.
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@aseretdd (13712)
• Philippines
9 Jul 08
The shoes fit me well... i made sure of that before i bought it... but when i wore them the following they... my feet hurt so much afterwards... and there were wounds of both foot... breaking in is so like torture for us... thanks for the response...