How do I stop my Doc Martens from rubbing my heels?

Wear thick socks. Thick woolly socks will not only protect your feet from rubbing but will also help to stretch the leather where it is tight. The socks need to be very thick like the woolly ones you wear for winter, so get the woolliest socks out of your drawer and put them on.

How long did it take you to break in your Doc Martens?

3-6 weeks
On average, it takes 3-6 weeks to fully break in your docs. It can be sped up by using heat techniques or wearing them with socks to increase the break in period. However, while they may be wearable, the full break in period will come at around 3 weeks.

How do you soften Doc Martens quickly?

How to break in Doc Martens and how long does it take?

  1. Wear thick cotton socks (or winter socks) during the initial wearing in period – these will protect your feet and encourage the leather to soften more quickly.
  2. Wearing your laces tight can prevent rubbing and will help the boot to mould to the shape of your foot.

Why do my Doc Martens give me blisters?

The inner lining of Doc Martens is made of an abrasive material that rubs against the foot and creates blisters. Removing the insole takes some of the friction away and helps prevent blisters. It’s still best to wear thick socks to prevent blisters around the ankle.

Why do my Doc Martens still hurt?

If the boot feels uncomfortable when you try it on, especially in the width, then it is too small. Docs will soften and stretch as you wear them in!

Should my Doc Martens feel tight?

The boots should feel tight but not uncomfortable! If the boot feels uncomfortable when you try it on, especially in the width, then it is too small. Docs will soften and stretch as you wear them in!

Do you wear socks with Doc Martens?

You should wear thick socks with Dr Martens to prevent rubbing and blisters during wear. Thick socks will help provide a protective layer between your ankles and the tough leather of Doc Martens boots.

How do you wear Dr Martens without getting blisters?

How to break in Dr. Martens and avoid blisters

  1. Buy one size up. Everybody knows buying your shoes too small is not a good idea.
  2. Wear thick socks.
  3. Blister plasters.
  4. Stuff them with wet cloths.
  5. Short distances.
  6. Accept.

How do you break in Doc Martens without blisters?

Start with socks Double Docs Socks are literally made for the purpose of breaking in new shoes. The socks have padding around friction points like the back of the heel and around the ankle. They also have extra arch support to prevent blisters.

Do Doc Martens always give you blisters?

How can I Fix my Doc Martens boots?

Apply the Doc Martens wonder balm to the outside of your boots and allow to it sit overnight. Remove any excess wonder balm. Push an old towel into each boot. Cover the boot you are softening with another towel for protection. Gently hit the covered boot with the hammer avoiding the toe area.

Is it hard to break in Doc Martens?

Doc Martens can change your entire persona. They might be a bit hard to break in, but once you do, you will happily neglect all the other pairs of shoes or boots you have ever bought. People who hate Dr Martens just don’t understand them.

Do you have to wear Doc Martens outside?

Don’t wear your new pair of Doc Marten shoes or boots outside when you are going to be walking for long distances. Pop them on for a few minutes when nipping to the shops. This way you will be able to tell if there are any places that may cause a blister. Pad any places which may rub.

What’s the best way to soften Doc Martens?

How To Soften Doc Marten Leather Using a leather conditioner on your Dr Martens shoes or boots will help to soften the leather. Dr Martens provides a special wonder balsam which is a mixture of lanolin, coconut oil, and beeswax this provides protection against water, liquid, and salt marks and also hydrates the leather.