When it comes to taking care of my shoes, I can’t deny I’m incredibly picky! My favourite pair of shoes, a pair of fake leather kicks are on their third season and they’re starting to lose their shape. They just don’t fit like they used to and need a break in — especially since I want to try to prolong their lifespan. But I’m a bit apprehensive because I’ve never broken in fake leather shoes before!
The first thing I did was consult a few of my shoe-savvy friends on the best ways to break in my shoes without ruining them or causing further damage. They suggested a trusted so-called ‘hack’: louis vuitton outlet Stuffing my shoes with an ice bag overnight. A light bulb went off for me — it actually sounded like a quick and efficient way to break in my shoes!
I grabbed two heavy-duty, resealable plastic bags, filled them with two cups of ice cubes and replica bags placed one inside each shoe. After that, I was focused on the task at hand; the clock was ticking and my shoes were relying on me to save the day! I made sure to close the bags securely and put on a trusty pair of slippers over the plastic bags.
I was pleasantly surprised to wake up the next morning to find that they had in fact stretched and gained a little extra flexibility. I removed the bags and was extra careful when I put them on. My shoes were finally fitting properly after the ice bag hack and I couldn’t have been any happier. Now I can wear them all day long without feeling any foot discomfort.
As a result of my newfound confidence, I now regularly use the ice-bag-overnight hack whenever I need to break in new shoes. I really recommend it for anyone out there who’d like to revive an old, comfortable pair of shoes or break-in a new pair without any discomfort.
My success rate with the ice-bag hack has been impressive. It has worked well, whether it be on a regular leather pair of sneakers, or on a luxurious pair of boots. I can no longer say that I struggle to break-in shoes, instead I’m now a pro-shoe-stretching expert! All-in-all, the experience has changed the way I take care of my footwear and ultimately my feet.
I’ve now tried all sorts of methods to break-in shoes ranging from leather softener sprays to stuffing and stretching exercises but nothing has worked as quickly and effectively as the ice-bag overnight technique. The outcome is always noticeable and gives me a sense of accomplishment.
One time, I thought of adding an extra element to this hack and filled a couple of pair of socks with dryer sheets and put them in the shoes. The result was a pair of shoes that looked so nice and smelled even better! Who would’ve thought a simple ice-bag would turn into something so nice?
Another time, I used the ice-bag hack to give my ballet flats some breathing room and it worked like a charm! I had a couple of pairs that were too tight, but after a few overnight sessions they were a lot more flexible. Now I can slip my feet into these shoes without any pinch-points.
I really believe that the ice-bag hack is great for breaking-in any kind of fake leather shoe. It’s a quick and easy way to transform the uncomfortable into the comfortable. There’s also virtually no risk of ruining your shoes as long as you put the right amounts of ice in the bag. So, the next time you need to break in shoes, why not give the ice-bag overnight hack a try for yourself?