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Is there an easier way to break in some leather flats?
I've bought some nice brown leather flat pumps recently (which I'm rather excited about as I've not been able to buy myself anything for AGES) but they rub the absolute crap out of the back of my heels
I know they are leather and will stretch/become more flexible with wear but I can't even bear to wear them at the moment.
Are there any tricks I'm missing with how to break them in a bit? They fit nicely but they come up quite high at the back which I think is the cause of the rubbing.
Turn a chair on its side so a leg is sticking up. put the heel of the shoe over the end of the chair leg, cover it with something, say, a teatowel and then bash the shit out of it with a rolling pin. Then push the heel leather around in your warm hands, maybe when you are watching tv or something for an evening. Do it until it is nice and movable.
Then do the wearing in with socks thing afterwards. This works for me.
You can buy shoe stretcher type thingies or even take them to a cobbler who will stretch them for you. If you want to do it the hard way I would recommend you buy a pack of Compede as they are much better than a regular plaster on the back of a heel.
Otherwise wear them in the house with thick socks as someone else suggested.