Need tips on breaking in your new Merrells? Here's how.
Get the right fit.
With wear, your new Merrells will stretch widthwise, but not lengthwise. Make sure to have at least 1cm of space from the tip of your longest toe to the front of the shoe. If you have a wide foot, choose a wide-fitting style that will allow your toes to spread comfortably.
Take it slow.
Start by wearing your new Merrells for short periods of time. Begin by wearing them around the house so that you can take them off if your feet ache or they start to rub.
Tighten the laces.
It may be tempting to loosen the laces to allow more room inside the shoe, however, tying them up tightly will help to stretch the fabric and speed up the break-in process.
Grab your thickest socks.
Wear your thickest socks whilst you break in your new Merrells. It will create a thick, padded layer between your feet and your new shoes which will prevent rubbing and blisters. The bulkiness of the socks will also help to stretch the material of the shoe.