Fashion Blog: How to REALLY Break in a New Pair of Dr Marten Boots

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I have always had a love/hate relationship with Dr Marten boots.

Meaning I love the way they look.

But hate with a passion the ‘breaking in’ process.

I’ve never had the patience for it.

That actually goes for any brand of shoes to be fair, though.

Luckily, My New Order x Dr. Marten boots fitted like a dream in the shop. Phew.

Although the same can’t be said for a few other pairs of DMs I have. I’ve been on a bit of a mission to find out the best way to break in a new pair of Dr Marten Boots….

Breaking in Dr Martens is a struggle many people have. Not just me with my ‘funny feet’….

That is until recently though.

After getting a few pairs online, I’ve tried many ways to break them in.

From stuffing with warm towels, to gritting my teeth and wearing them for hours on end.

Only to find they still aren’t comfortable.

But recently I discovered a new addition to my Dr Marten life. In the form of Shoe Stretcher Spray.

Jesus Christ, it’s a miracle in a spray can.

shoe stretcher spray
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You simply spray it inside the boots before you put them on.

I wear thick socks for this, just to create a little more room in the shape of your foot.

And then wear them.

Within an hour or two, you will have the perfect fit Dr Marten boots.

I can’t believe I never discovered it sooner.

My new Dr Marten Chelsea boots from Very were particularly rigid and tight when I first got them. Even giving me pins and needles in one foot at first!

But after a few hours with the spray? They’ve like a god damn GLOVE FOR MY FEET NOW.

Bonus tip: Use the hairdryer on the outside of the boot whilst you’re wearing them, after you’ve sprayed, to really decrease the breaking in time.

I’ve broken in two pairs of Dr Marten’s in as many days by using the stretcher spray.

And the best bit? It’s about £4 from your local shoe shop.

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