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The Queen Hires Someone Else to Break in Her New Shoes for Her

By: Joe Hyer

April 12, 2017

We have all be there: you get a great new pair of shoes, but breaking them in kills your feet. It's the worst, right?

In fact, you would probably wear your favorite shoes more often if they didn't hurt your feet and give you nasty blisters.

Well, you can look no further than the Queen of England for a solution. Ready for this?

There is a paid staffer at Buckingham Palace whose sole (HA!) job it is to break in shoes for Her Majesty. All of the Queen's shoes, by the way, are custom made for her feet.

"The shoes have to be immediately comfortable … she does get someone to wear them. The Queen can never say ‘I’m uncomfortable, I can’t walk anymore," a designer who is affiliated with Buckingham Palace revealed

What exactly does this job consist of for the "shoe breaker-in?" Well, reports say that the employee is instructed to only walk on carpets during the "breaking in period." The staffer is also required to wear a pair of beige cotton ankle socks. It's not clear, however, what the length of time is for breaking in these shoes.

Sounds like a pretty good job, right? Hopefully, they provide bandaids for the blisters.