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How to stop shoes from hurting your feet

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How to stop shoes from hurting your feet | @SuzyHomemakerUK

Right. Let's talk about shoes.

Specifically, my Gucci ballet pumps. (Ain't they pretty?)

Hands up all the ladies who've tried on THE most comfortable pair of shoes in the world EVER, only to discover your feet in shreds minutes after an actual, real-life, wearing-them-for-longer-than-30-seconds situation?

Yes, that.

I'm sorry I've neglected you this week my dear reader. Things have been wonderfully busy over in the business and I've hardly had a moment to breathe.

Yay for fab clients!

I did, however, manage to squeeze in a lovely lunch with two wonderful ladies and in the process, learn something very useful indeed.

I have something of a love/hate relationship with shoes. I love them, but they hate me! I can't recall a single pair that didn't put me through varying degrees of agony before I could even remotely consider them comfortable. Indeed, some of my shoes have never moved passed the crippling stage. 

And it's not a matter of cost, either. From the cheapest of the cheap, to high-end designer - shoe pain does not discriminate.

You hear me, right?

Take my my Gucci ballets, for instance. I totally fell for them in the shop but the moment I brought them home, I found them to be SO uncomfortable they've spent almost their entire life in the box!

It's a very pretty box, I grant you.

But living in a box, even a Gucci-branded box, is absolutely no life for a pair of shoes.

A friend happened to randomly mention that Lipsyl (lip balm) is great for relieving sore spots caused by shoes. She even claims that after applying Lipsyl, she's been able to dance all night in heels without ANY rubbing!

Could this possibly be true?

You know that advert "Don't leave home without it"? Well forget credit cards, I don't leave home without Lipsyl! I ALWAYS have a tube on me. I am the Lipsyl Queen.

Beloved will tell you I'm addicted. Well, if having one on my desk, my bedside table, beside me on the sofa, in every handbag, and buying 20 at a time because I thought Boots had stopped selling my favourite brand is considered an addiction, then I am guilty as charged!

Could the answer to a lifelong woe REALLY lie in one of my desert island five? I simply had to try it.

But seriously, as if I'd waste one of my precious tubes! And heaven forbid I got 'em mixed up. Could you imagine?!

No, no, no. Instead, I reached for the Vaseline. I rubbed a little into the affected areas and...

It only bloody worked!

For the first time since trying them on in the shop, my Guccis didn't hurt my feet.

AT ALL!

I may have celebrated by doing a happy dance and skipping around the house in them.

I've since worn them a couple of times with absolutely no issues. OK, I haven't gone hiking in them (I mean, why would you?!) but they're now comfortable enough to wear for a business meeting and a lunch, or two.

If you'd seen just how much they hurt before, you'll know how huge that is.

Next stop, those UGG sandals lurking in the loft that I've thus far been unable to wear for more than 30 minutes before they kill me.

Oh yes!

Bring on the summer!

A hui hou,

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  • Guest
    Diane W Friday, 24 April 2015

    I am SO trying this!!

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  • Suzy Homemaker
    Suzy Homemaker Friday, 24 April 2015

    Yay! Let me know how you get on! :)

  • Guest
    moo Friday, 24 April 2015

    Ooh who 've thought ? I'll need to buy some more to try that out

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  • Suzy Homemaker
    Suzy Homemaker Friday, 24 April 2015

    I KNOW! A little bit of Vaseline under all those straps...

  • Guest
    Holly H Saturday, 25 April 2015

    And they look amazing - will be trying it on my new shoes!!

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  • Suzy Homemaker
    Suzy Homemaker Saturday, 25 April 2015

    Sales of Vaseline may be about to increase. Perhaps I should get in early and ask for a cut! lol

  • Guest
    theresa ogrady Saturday, 25 April 2015

    Well i must say brilliant i tried it today

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  • Suzy Homemaker
    Suzy Homemaker Saturday, 25 April 2015

    Yay! And somewhat relieved after gushing on about it!! lol

  • Guest
    thistle Thursday, 14 May 2015

    Great idea! I'll have to try that!

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  • Suzy Homemaker
    Suzy Homemaker Saturday, 23 May 2015

    I hope it works for you! :-)

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