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Breaking in DMs

(9 Posts)
QueenofLouisiana Sat 15-Nov-14 19:02:18

...any hints on speeding up the process? I've taken the plunge and bought a new pair but it's been a long time since I wore the boots and I'd forgotten the wearing in stage!

I know it'll be worth it, they look lovely (and soooo purple!).

Runkittyrun Sat 15-Nov-14 19:27:15

Wear two pairs of socks, one thick, one thin (each foot).
Stand on the boots, particularly the back where it meets your heel.
Good luck, I need a new pair but can't face breaking them in!

YolandiFuckinVisser Sat 15-Nov-14 19:40:46

Hit the bit that goes over your achilles tendons with a hammer to soften if its boots. If its shoes hit the top of the back of the shoes. I had some new ones last year, shoes with metal studs on the toes & heels, love them but so uncomfortable to start with. A friend suggested weeing in them to soften, apparently this works very well but i'd never heard of it & didn't wantt to rust my studs so didn't attempt it.

bettereveryday Sat 15-Nov-14 20:14:53

well ive just bought a spray from Thompson shoe specialist ( as advised by Office-shoe shop girl) and sprayed my boots inside and outside ( where they hurt) and quickly put them on…why oh why didnt i know about this product before….ive had my boots for a year now and only last week they felt comfortable on…give it a go, best ever thing

mimiasovitch Sat 15-Nov-14 22:01:14

I steamed mine over the kettle, put them on and stretched the back down by pushing my leg back, iykwim. I moisturised the leather afterwards, so the heat/steam wouldn't damage the leather, and they've been fine.

BestIsWest Sat 15-Nov-14 22:04:59

Ooh, good tips. DS is just breaking in his first pair.

CMOTDibbler Sat 15-Nov-14 22:05:47

Double layer running socks will protect your feet during breaking in

MrsPepperMintonCandyCane Sat 15-Nov-14 22:07:03

Saddle soap. You sit and rub it in the heel and other thick areas and it softens the leather.

<reminisces about many a happy hour in my DMs>

QueenofLouisiana Sun 16-Nov-14 07:46:44

Thank you! Fabulous tips. brew for you all this morning- take it back to bed with you.

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