How To Break In Your New Hard Shoes
When you buy a new pair of hard shoes we recommend wearing them around your house often, not just when you are practicing or in class. Wearing shoes at home will speed up the break in period and help prevent blisters developing from dancing in new shoes. Hard shoes are made from soft leather which will stretch in length and width from 1 - 2 full sizes.
For those who cannot or do not want to wait some methods to break them in:
1. Using A Wet Rag
Wet a few clean rags and stuff one into the toe part of each shoe Bend over the shoes so that the tip of the toe is tucked behind the heel - touching it and tie with strong elastic or string. Secure with elastics and leave either overnight, or for a few days. Please be aware that too much moisten can damage the shoes so attempt at your own risk!
2. Using Glove Softener
Glove conditioner, softener or a leather spray with expanding effect is also helping if you work it in well to the leather. Please use caution when dancing immediately afterwards as shoes tend to be slippery.