It can be a major bummer to toss out a pair of shoes, especially if you favored them above the other ones in your closet. Fortunately, there are plenty of simple hacks that can make your shoes last longer without sacrificing the health of your feet.
You may be surprised how many ways there are to make your shoes feel more comfortable without damaging them. And just because shoes touch the ground all day doesn’t mean you have to suffer from poor shoe hygiene. Read on for tips and tricks to get the most out of your shoes.
Expand Your Shoes With Frozen Water Bags
Getting a new pair of shoes is thrilling, until you try walking around in them and realize they may be a little too snug. Especially during hot months, your feet can swell so that shoes you thought were a perfect fit actually aren’t.
You can still enjoy your snug shoes with this simple water bag trick. Simply fill two plastic sandwich bags with water and place them in your shoes. Leave the shoes, with the bags in them, in the freezer overnight. The water will expand as it freezes, stretching out the shoes and giving your feet a little more breathing room.