Breaking Into Those Steel Toes
If you work at hazardous areas like factories or even construction sites, you’re going to need all the protection that you can get. You’re probably provided workplace safety equipment as a standard operating procedure but if you really want to be extra safe (which you should be), it’s a good idea to buy steel toe boots. You’ll want to buy a pair that are comfortable to wear for extended periods of time and at the same time durable enough to keep your feet protected.
The only trouble with steel toed boots is that they can take a while to break into. This would explain why no one wants to throw out their old pair of work boots. Before they’re broken into, even the best steel toe boots can blister your feet and cause discomfort when work for long periods of time. This is why it’s a good idea to speed up the breaking in process; here are some ways to stretch steel toe boots.
Wear Them Often
Before you can start wearing them for long hours to work, you might find it useful to wear them for just an hour or two a day. This way, your boots will adjust to your feet and your feet will adjust to your boots much, much faster. You can do this for a week or more till you’re feeling more comfortable in them.
Wear Thick Socks
Since you want to stretch your boot out, you should wear thicker socks so they get stretched and become roomier for your feet. These socks will also make it easier for you to deal with the steel cap.
Use a Mechanical Stretcher
If you want to speed up the process and wear your boots already, you might find it useful to use a mechanical shoe stretcher to widen and lengthen your boots as needed. There are special kinds of shoe stretchers for steel toed boots that you might want to watch out for.