How many times have you had to sit down at a party because you couldn’t stand the sore feet in your new shoes?

This is a fairly common problem whenever we buy a new pair of shoes or try to adapt to the dominant fashion and use shoes that may be very attractive from an aesthetic point of view, but cause problems in our feet and cause us to end the day with swollen and sore feet.
But shoes that are too tight not only make us weighed down, they can also, over time, cause calluses on the soles of our feet or, even worse, the dreaded bunions, which are extremely painful and almost always end in surgery.

Another problem that can arise is ingrown toenails. A poorly cut nail coupled with very tight shoes, especially at the toes, is the prelude to these nails becoming embedded in the skin and, with the heat of the inclusion and the humidity, forming the breeding ground for a painful, extremely proliferative infection.

But if you are experiencing this problem or just bought a new pair of shoes that may be painful for you when you walk, we have a DIY trick that can be very helpful.

All you need to do is take two plastic bags and fill them with ¼ liter of water. These bags must have a zipper or you must find a way to close them so that water does not leak out.

Then, place these bags in your shoes and put them in the freezer. After a few hours, when the water is frozen, take the shoes out of the freezer and wait about 20 minutes to half an hour for the ice to melt.
Remove the bags from the shoes and, if they are a little damp, dry them with the hair dryer.

This tip works great with leather shoes, but can also be useful with other types of plastic or synthetic leather. It’s important to note that you’ll have to repeat the process after a while, but in principle this stretches the leather enough so that it doesn’t put too much pressure on your fingers when you walk.