They literally tore my feet up — I had forgotten about that infamous break in period needed for these puppies. I’ve heard people swear by these as the most comfortable shoe/sandal ever made, but I was crying like a 5 year old who has just scraped her knees.
BUT, I suffered for all of you and I found a fast and painless way to break them in!
How I did it: Before wearing them again, I slathered my feet in Aquaphor to relieve the chafing and at the same it helped soften up the leather. I wore them in the house for an hour (or until they started to hurt) and would then repeat the following day until I could wear them longer. AQUAPHOR is the answer! Took 3 days.
What’s been your experience with Birkenstock sandals?