You have hunted, selected, and received your perfect pair of new HELM boots or shoes. Here is everything you need to do to break them in without having to worry about sacrificing your comfort.
1. Take it slow
If you feel the beginning signs of any blisters, always protect your feet and swap out your boots for the rest of the day. A few short days to get over the initial break-in hump is better than an uncomfortable long day. Each time you remove your boots, give them a rest, and then put them back on again, you should notice significant changes in the comfort level and break-in.
2. Thicker Socks
You don't have to sacrifice fashion by throwing on hiking socks, but investing in some thicker socks with extra heel padding is always a good solution. Try to avoid loose or wooly socks that will cause your foot to slip. Giving your feet the extra protection in the beginning ensures you never have to skip a day of wearing your new boots.
3. Leather treatment
If you experience any discomfort in your new HELM boots and need additional assistance, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we are happy to help with more personalized break-in advice. We, at HELM, have collectively broken in over 100 pairs of boots and counting so we can help with any problem both big and small.