Here are a few tips and tricks to help break your shoes in more easily.
1) Wear your new shoes around the house for short periods of time to jump-start the break-in process. We recommend 2-hour increments over the course of a few days.
2) If you experience any pain during these short periods of time, we recommend wearing socks with your shoes until they begin to soften. (about 3-5 wears) We also have found that blistabloc really helps reduce discomfort during the break in period.
3) Wait until your shoes are uniquely molded to your foot before wearing them for an extended period.
*Keep in mind, the break-in process is different for everyone and may be longer or shorter depending on the shape of your foot and the style of the shoe. Allow more time to break-in styles like boots and oxfords vs. sandals or mules.
We're unable to accept returns or exchanges if they've been worn outside. If you don't find that the above methods have helped, you can always look into having them professionally stretched at a local cobbler (it typically costs between $5 - $12 depending on the shop). Yelp.com is a great resource!