Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Breaking In Tory Burch Revas

I received my Revas for my birthday a couple of weeks ago. I was forewarned that they were going to take a bit to break in, so I've been wearing them about once a week since I got the right size. I'm on my feet and walking around for about 50% of the day, so it's important that I'm not limping around in uncomfortable shoes.

The first day I wore them all day, they didn't hurt until the afternoon. My problem areas are on the front sides, as you can see in the pictures below. Some have said that the back bunching pinches and cuts into their heels, but I did not have that experience at all. I actually think the bunching is kind of comfortable!
These pictures are from the second full day of wearing the Revas. They were taken immediately after removing my shoes. I promise my feet were clean that morning, but as you can see, the shoes left my toes a little black. I assume the leather is to blame for the color, and will go away with a few more wears. The problem areas are on top of my feet (the top of the balls of my feet?). The shoes are pretty stiff in this area, and will take the most time to break in.
And here are my feet after the third full day. As you can see, the blackness on the toes is a bit less than on the second day, and the marks on the top of my feet are a bit lighter. I hardly even felt the shoes this day, so I think 1 more day and they'll be pretty much broken in!

I didn't use any of the tricks out there to break in shoes (like wool socks and hair dryers) but I would love to hear your experiences with breaking in shoes. Do you tough it out or stretch them out at home?