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Breaking them in hurts, but it's so so worth it
on December 4, 2016
I did my research. I knew that breaking these dudes in was going to be a world of pain. I bought thick wool socks and bandaids, and when they arrived I immediately got to it.
Make no mistake friends, acquainting your feet to these hurts so much. I only wore them to my short shifts (I'm a barista, I'm on my feet a bunch). My dogs were barking like mad by the time I got home, and it seemed like every time I put them on I got a new blister.
But after four total shifts (maybe 16-20 hours overall of wear), it happened. I could wear them and not only would my feet not be screaming balls of excruciating blisters and pus, my feet didn't even ache!
I have fragile little baby feet that typically require insoles with incredible arch support, and I even bought some boot insoles in preparation. But honestly, I didn't even need them.
It's been over a month since I broke these boots in, but I got to say that it was worth it. These Docs are so comfortable that I forget I'm even wearing them sometimes. Plus they're pretty slip-resistant and they don't track, which is notable in my line of work.
These are my new favorite boots and I'm hoping they last me a nice long while, because I'm in no hurry to break in a new pair!