New Dr Martens - I Need Your Help!

Hey everybody!

I hope you all had a great weekend! I did - I visited IKEA to check out some furniture I might purchase in the future and relaxed for the rest of the time.

I recently received new Dr Martens (I have a slight Dr Martens obsession, I can almost open my own little shop) and when looking for new shoes for spring/summer I immediately thought a new pair of Docs would be a great idea. I saw this kind of odd pair of Dr Martens on Asos and I fell in love with them - they go with my usual style very well and I love their color.

You might be wondering why I need your help... Well, I love the shoes but THEY HURT MY FEET SO MUCH! I know breaking in Docs is a pain in the foot (bad pun Sjoukje, bad pun) but this pair is the worst pair to break in ever! I've had these for about two weeks now and my feet are a patchwork of blisters and bloody spots and I haven't worn these beauties outside yet. I can't return them anymore.

You understand my struggle? I want to wear them so badly (the weather's been gorgeous) but I can't. I already bought a few pairs of those invisible tiny socks but they don't seem to help either. Please, if you have ideas, let me know in the comments! I am out of plasters already!

If I find a way to actually use the shoes the way they should be used I will make a blogpost which'll do these beauties justice. Until then I will stare at them and occasionally (after gathering a lot of courage) try to put them on.

Have a lovely day, much love Sjoukje



  1. I've had this problem before, just not with DM's. The best thing to do is put multiple pairs of socks on and then try to wear them everyday around the house when you are not out and about so no one can see you but you can break them in. Love the shoes though! Hope this helps : )

  2. The only piece of advice I can give you is to wear them more and more.

    xx, Renaud

  3. I had this too with my low original dr. martens, it took me more then a month to break them in, but compeed blister plasters are the best help!

  4. I have such TINY feed (i'm a UK 3) and I've always stayed away from Dr Martens because they make my feet look huge, but these are actually really cute summer shoes. Do they have them in other colours? I think these would look so nice in white! Becky // xxxx

  5. These shoes are so gorgeous, it's a shame they hurt so bad though but maybe the pain is worth it? Haha I'm sure you'll break into them eventually. x

  6. I would also try to walk in them with multiple pairs of socks on. Maybe that will help? They look awesome though!

    Evelin Kivi blog

  7. What a pity! I have actually not had any experience with Dr. Martens, but would love to see what they are all about. I have had this problem though with many pairs of shoes before. Normally I'll just wear them and "suck it up" until my feet get used to it. I do know that some places sell blister patches. It would be worth a trip to see if you can comfortably start wearing your new shoes!! Hope you find something soon!!

    Much Love!
    -Stephanie Eva

  8. Have you considered wearing them with cute, short frilled socks? I think they might look nice with the shoes while still providing a little more fabric than really thin ones... For blisters I'd highly recommend Compeed plasters, they stay on really well and immediately soothe the pain.

  9. The shoes are so cool, too bad they hurt your feet so much! I have the same problem with basically any shoes. I always use these special patches for blisters and they work like a charm

    xo Mel || Sketch & Scribbles

  10. For some reason my original comment didn't post but I said you should definitely try wearing them for a little while around the house each day (big socks help with the rubbing!) If that doesn't work, I've heard that applying heat with a hairdryer can help although I've never personally tried it. It might be worth looking into. Good luck, hopefully you'll wear them in soon as they're such a lovely pair of shoes!

  11. Fashion demands pain sometimes. Just don't wear them when you'll do a lot of walking, or shift shoes.

    Jessica |