Congrats on purchasing your Rainbow sandals. The sandals’ design may seem basic, but it is probably the most comfortable sandals you can ever wear.. eventually.
The truth is, Rainbow sandals would already be perfect if only we can address its biggest flaw it can be too tight and too tough on your feet during the first few weeks of wearing it.
But do not let this initial issue get you down! There is one thing that you can do to avoid this problem—break it in!
But how to break in rainbow sandals? Well, I have list down 4 steps on how to do that below!
What You Will Need?
You will need only a few things to break in your rainbow sandals. These are as follows:
- Your Rainbow Sandals (of course!)
- Empty water bottle or tennis ball
- You can use this to loosen the straps of your Rainbow sandals.
The Step-by-step Guide on How to Break In Rainbow Sandals
Have you gotten all the necessary items mentioned above? If so, let us get started on breaking in your sandals. Follow the steps below:
Step 1. Get your sandals wet.
Fill a large basin with water. Wear your sandals and quickly submerge it into the basin. You can also submerge your feet in a bathtub filled with water. Afterwards, walk around with your sandals still wet.
The water can help soften the leather. As a result, the leather will become more flexible, and it can better conform to the shape and size of your feet.
- If you are worried about how the leather will react to the water, it is recommended that you place a few drops of water in hidden corners of the sandals. Wait for a few minutes to see if the leather will respond well to the water.
- If you do not like the idea of submerging the entire sandals in the water, you can use a spray bottle to wet the sandals a little bit instead.
Step 2. Put steam into good use.
Same with water, steam can also help in softening the leather straps of your sandals. Exposing your sandals to steam is also one good alternative to submerging your sandals in water.
You can steam your sandals by placing them in the bathroom as you shower. Make sure to take a hot shower so the steam can fill the bathroom and do its magic on your sandals.
After taking a bath, slip your sandals on and walk around the house to loosen the straps.
Step 3. Stretch the straps using other objects.
If you do not want to expose your sandals to either steam or water, then you can use either a tennis ball or an empty water bottle in stretching the leather straps.
All you have to do is to place either a tennis ball or empty water bottle in the area of the sandals where your feet would go. Leave these on your sandals until the straps already fit your feet perfectly.
Step 4. Walk around your house wearing the sandals.
Wearing your sandals is the best way to allow the straps to conform to the size and shape of your feet.
If you feel uncomfortable wearing your new Rainbow sandals, put on a pair of sports socks. Doing so will not just provide comfort to your feet—it can also offer added bulk which can help stretch the straps faster.
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Rainbow Sandals have become an iconic part of the beach culture these days. It is versatile—its rubber/ leather/ and hemp material is weather and waterproof. It is also stylish—its simple design is perfect for the fuss-free beach lifestyle. And above all, it is comfortable to use—you can wear it anytime anywhere!
However, its use comes with one big flaw—it has to be broken in. To do that, just simply follow the steps on how to break in rainbow sandals that I have mentioned above, and you can unlock all the benefits of the rainbow sandals without having to deal with its most significant flaw!
If you have friends who love Rainbow sandals too, help them save their feet by sharing this simple tutorial with them!