I know so well that you are like me that recently bought Doc Martens boots and you noticed that Doc Martens are the type of boots that always require you to break it in when you recently buy it.
Most times when you purchase it and you wear it for the very first time, you will notice that it hurts your feet so much, and this is why you need to break it in.
There are various ways to break in your Doc Martens, however, I will show you how you can break in your Doc Martens with a hairdryer.
When you want to break in your Doc Martens what you need are a pair of thick socks and a hairdryer.
Steps in breaking in Doc Martens using a hairdryer
Table of Contents
- First, put on your thick socks
- Get the Doc Martens ready
- Locate the tight areas of your boots and blast them with the hairdryer
- Wear your boots till it has completely cooled down
First, put on your thick socks
This is for the purpose of wearing your Doc Martens then you are done breaking in the boots.
The reason why one needs to put on thick socks is so that when you are done heating the Doc Martens with the hairdryer you can go ahead to wear the Doc Martens with these thick socks.
The thick socks will help it expand more, which will improve the break-in effect.
Get the Doc Martens ready
At this point, you need to ensure that your Doc Martens boot is ready so that when you are about to break in the boots you do not have to start looking for it all over again which tends to waste more time.
Locate the tight areas of your boots and blast them with the hairdryer
The next thing you need to do is to locate the tight areas of your Doc Martens boots.
The essence of breaking in your Doc Martens boots is to ensure that the tight areas are no longer tight. That is why you need to locate all the tight areas of the Doc Martens boots and then blast them with the hairdryer.
Ensure that you point the hairdryer only on the tight area of the Doc Martens boots so as to get a very good effect.
Make sure that you heat the tight areas of the Doc Martens boots for over 10 minutes, if after heating it for 10 minutes and you do not get your desired result, you should go ahead to repeat the process till you get your desired result.
When you are heating the boot with the hairdryer, ensure that you put the dryer 15cm away from the boot, to prevent the heat from too much on the leather material of the boot.
Wear your boots till it has completely cooled down
Immediately you are done heating your Doc Martens boots, the next thing you need to do is that you should wear the boots with your thick socks on.
Ensure that you do not remove your thick socks before you put on the shoes. Put the thick socks on and then wear the Doc Martens.
When you are wearing the Doc Martens ensure that you flex your feet a bit and also move your toes around. When you wear it, ensure that you move around with the shoe so that you get a good effect.
Once you are done with all these, take out the shoe and the thick socks and you will see that your Doc Martens boots are already broken in.
How should Doc Martens fit?
Doc Martens boots should fit true to size. As someone who just bought Doc Martens for the very first time, it is important for you to know how the Doc Martens should fit.
When you just buy your Doc Martens boots, they are supposed to fit snug. What this snug means is that the Doc Martens are supposed to fit you with no allowance at all.
It is supposed to fit you so well that there will be no space in your shoes at all. This does not mean the Doc Martens need to be so tight, it does not. It only needs to fit you with no allowance.
Take note that it is also good to have about a quarter-inch of length, that is 6mm in length past your toes. This is good so that your shoes do not become extremely tight when you wear them.
The 6mm space is moderate and will prevent any form of blisters on your toes, as tight shoes are usually known to cause so many blisters.
However, it is important for you to note that Doc Martens boots differ depending on the model, some Doc Martens boots run large, while some run small.
That is to say that the type of fit on these boots will be different because of how some run larger and some run Smaller.
For example, the Doc Martens 1460 boots run big, they are wider than the other models of Doc Martens.
When you want to get Doc Martens like this, it is important you size down, if you wear a size 10, you should consider going for a size 9 Doc Martens so that the Doc Martens 1460 boots can fit you snugly.
The same thing applies to other Doc Martens boots that run small, when you purchase it, you may have to size up a bit.
Should I size it down in Doc Martens Jadon?
It is important to know if you are to size down or size up when you purchase Doc Martens Jadon boots.
These Jadon boots do run big, so it is very important that you size down in Doc Martens Jadon boots.
This is similar to that of the Doc Martens 1460 boots, they run big.
Hence, what you should do is that if you are a size 10, when you want to get a Doc Martens Jadon, what you are to do is to size down to about size 9 for the boot to fit you well.
Now you know exactly what you are to do when you want to purchase a Doc Martens Jadon. If you make the mistake of sizing down, you may likely not like it in the end because the boot will end up not being your size.
How to tell if Doc Martens are too big
It is not a difficult thing when you want to identify when Doc Martens are too big. Usually, Doc Martens are built to be true to size, some usually run big, especially models like that of the Doc Martens 1460 boots.
How then do you tell if Doc Martens are too big? If you want to tell if Doc Martens are too big you will have to try your size first. If you are a size 10, you have to check a size 10, Doc Martens, try it on and see if it is your exact size.
If the size 10 does not fit you snugly then you should know that the Doc Martens are too big for you.
If the Doc Martens you want to purchase is too big for you, you can consider sizing down, this will help the size of the boots better.
When next you go to a store to purchase Doc Martens boots, it is important you make use of this method to check if the Doc Martens boots are too big for you.
If they are too big, you should either go for another model or you can consider sizing down. This will help you in the sense that you do not always have to go about changing your Doc Martens boots.
Or you may not have to go through the process of breaking in the Doc Martens boots for it to fit you snugly.
A lot of people around the world who buy Doc Martens boots already know that the majority of the boot needs breaking in, especially if you want to wear the boot the first day you purchase it.
There are various ways that you can break in your Doc Martens boots, some make use of methods like wearing thick socks, some make use of a hammer, and so on.
In this article, I explained how you can make use of a hairdryer to break in your Doc Martens. The method is quite simple, however, it may require you to purchase a hairdryer if you do not have one.
The method is quite easy to do and it does not require so much from you. If you follow the steps well you are going to get the best results and your Doc Martens boots will be broken in just the way you want them.
If you are on the verge of deciding if you should size up or down in Doc Martens Jadon, you should go ahead to size down, this is because the Doc Martens Jadon boots are usually built to run big.