breaking in your DM boots

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Doc Martens are amazing and stylish but they do have one downside! when you first start wearing them they are guaranteed to rip your feet to shreds! over the years of wearing I have found some useful things to help break them in! Firstly you need to rub Vaseline, or baby oil on the inside of the heel, this will really soften up the leather and will reduce the risk of blisters and pain! on top of this massage baby oil into all of the seams of the boots to achieve the same softening effect (doing this whilst watching the TV can be really relaxing). The next step is to gradually build up the time worn whilst wearing plasters on the heel. It takes time to break them in, but it is really worth it. first wear them around the house for short amounts of time it always helps to keep them on for an hour (even if you’re not walking in them, just to let the feet/heel get used to them) then off for 2 etc. slowly building up as time goes on. Then progress to short walks maybe to the local shop and back to really start the "breaking in process". Continue the rubbing and build up the walks and your feet will be nice and comfy in your docs in no time!
Doc Martens are amazing and stylish but they do have one downside! when you first start wearing them they are guaranteed to rip your feet to shreds! over the years of wearing I have found some useful things to help break them in! Firstly you need to rub Vaseline, or baby oil on the inside of the heel, this will really soften up the leather and will reduce the risk of blisters and pain! on top of this massage baby oil into all of the seams of the boots to achieve the same softening effect (doing this whilst watching the TV can be really relaxing). The next step is to gradually build up the time worn whilst wearing plasters on the heel. It takes time to break them in, but it is really worth it. first wear them around the house for short amounts of time it always helps to keep them on for an hour (even if you’re not walking in them, just to let the feet/heel get used to them) then off for 2 etc. slowly building up as time goes on. Then progress to short walks maybe to the local shop and back to really start the "breaking in process". Continue the rubbing and build up the walks and your feet will be nice and comfy in your docs in no time!

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