Hi, I'm actually asking on behalf of my mum, she's got a problem with the arches in her feet so has bought some (very expensive) sandals to help support them. They help with the pain, but the stitching along the back of ankle strap is really rough and rubs her in a big way.
Does anyone know if there is anything she can paint/rub on the stitches as a coating of some sort?
Someone on here once recommended zinc oxide tape to me when I was struggling to break in a pair of shoes, it's amazing!
I don't know how feasible it would be with sandals, I suppose it depends on how thick the strap is? It's worth a try though, it's cheap enough from the chemist. You put it directly onto your skin like a plaster and the idea is that the shoe rubs against the tape, rather than the skin.
I had a knot in the stitching that was really painful - found that putting the sticky part of a plaster onto the shoe sorted it out. Plasters tend to fall off my feet (haven't tried the special ones though).