This is a common problem that I see over and over again. It’s caused by wearing shoes that are too small or having an improperly fitted footbed.

When this happens, your foot rubs the back of the shoe, causing blisters and skin irritation.

You may have heard about the popular shoe insoles (which are not a cure for this problem) but there’s a simple solution: cut the soles off your shoes.

Cutting the sole means that your foot will have more contact with the ground when you walk, reducing the friction and resulting in fewer blisters.

Different Ways To Stop Shoes Rubbing The Back Of Your Heel:

This is an easy problem to fix. You just need to change your socks and wear a different pair when you’re sitting.

If you’re a runner, then you can easily change your socks in the middle of a run, but for most people, it’s a little harder.

A quick solution to this problem is to put a pillow under your feet.

Stop Shoes Rubbing The Back Of Your Heel

STEP 1: Choose Shoes That Fit You Properly

Before you even think about cutting the soles off your shoes, you need to make sure that they fit properly. The wrong size can cause a lot of problems.

If your shoes are too small, they won’t be able to hold your foot in place properly and will rub against the back of your heel.

If they’re too large, your toes will be cramped and uncomfortable.

STEP 2: Make Sure the Shoe Insole is Correctly Fit

You need to make sure that the shoe insoles are properly fitted. Most shoe insoles are not designed to be cut, so if you’re trying to do this on your own, you’ll need to find an alternative.

There are plenty of DIY solutions available online. You can find out more about these by searching online.

STEP 3: Cut the Soles Off Your Shoes

Once you’ve chosen the right shoe size, cut the soles off your shoes. You’ll want to use a sharp pair of scissors or a knife.

If your shoes have a plastic sole, you can simply cut through it. If they have a leather sole, you’ll need to carefully cut around the edge of the sole to avoid cutting into the leather.

You can also buy shoes with cutouts or holes in the soles. Some of these are very popular, but they’re not always available in all sizes.

The important thing is that you cut the soles off so that your feet will be touching the ground as much as possible when you walk.

STEP 4: Use the Socks That Fit You Properly

When you get home from shopping for your new shoes, you should also try on socks that fit properly.

If your feet are rubbing against the back of your shoe, this will cause blisters and skin irritation.

Wearing socks that are too small can also lead to this problem. You may be tempted to buy new socks every time you go out, but this is a waste of money.

It’s a better investment to buy one pair of socks that fits properly and use them for multiple outfits.

If your socks aren’t fitted correctly, they’ll rub against the top of your foot, causing the same problems as your shoes.

You can also make your own custom-fit socks. Check out my blog post on how to do this.

STEP 5: Stop Wearing Shoes That Rub Your Heels

The only thing I can think of is that some of these shoes are too tight. If you wear shoes that rub your heels, you need to buy shoes with a better fit. If you’ve been wearing shoes that rub your heels for a while, you might have to break them in by wearing them with socks or removing your shoes and putting your feet up for a few days to let them soften and stretch.

STEP 6: Switch to an Anti-Fatigue Mat

Another solution is to switch to an anti-fatigue mat, which will keep your heels from rubbing on the floor. You can find anti-fatigue mats at any office supply store.

STEP 7: Make Your Home Comfortable

The last thing you want to do is spend all day walking around barefoot. If you’re tired of waking up sore after a night of not getting enough sleep, you can buy a pair of comfortable slippers that will make you feel more rested.

STEP 8: Put a Small Pillow Under Your Heels

It may seem obvious, but it’s amazing how many people don’t realize this simple solution.

The key to making this work is to make sure the pillow is small enough to fit under your foot. If your heel is bigger than that, it won’t help at all.

STEP 9: Change Socks When Sitting Down

As mentioned above, this works best if you can do it while sitting down. If you’re on a bus, train, or plane, you can still do it. Just make sure you put the pillow under your feet when you get off the vehicle.

STEP 10: Wear Different Socks

This is an easy way to change up your socks, but not everyone likes doing it. If you like to wear different socks for different occasions, you could just switch to a different pair.

This isn’t very practical if you wear the same pair all day, but if you’re going out in the evening, you might as well switch them up.

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