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« on: April 08, 2005 04:11:34 PM »

ummmm, so this isn't exactly a "craft" per se, but I have a pair of shoes made out of synthetic leather that KILL my heel right at the top- not even a blister, but a cut.  Does anyone have any suggestions to make shoes wearable/ break them in quickly?
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« Reply #1 on: April 08, 2005 04:28:02 PM »

my dance teacher suggests moleskin when we have new shoes that hurt our feet. (i dance traditional irish style, and our "hard" shoes have to fit pretty tight. takes a bit to break them in.)

also, if you can get them wet without ruining them, wet the part on the heel that needs extra room, put on some thick-ish socks, and walk around the house in them.

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« Reply #2 on: April 08, 2005 07:17:45 PM »

i second the moleskin

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« Reply #3 on: April 09, 2005 08:24:34 PM »

I put a piece of cloth over the area that was getting me and used the hammer! FOur or five good whacks solved my problem.
The cloth was to protect the shoe from being marred or cut by the hammer. But it helped to smooth out the area. Ifound the stitching in this area was really the part giving me the trouble.
Try a couple of hits to see if it helps.

« Reply #4 on: April 10, 2005 03:03:38 PM »

I do enjoy tasks that employ hammers...
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