Breaking bad

I am no expert, nor have I done any research on the matter. But, I have always been told, when you buy new shoes, like, running, basketball, etc, you've got to break them in before you'd seriously use them. Like you wear them for work or daily commute before you go out on a long run or something like that.

Well, on Thursday, I got new running shoes for my birthday. And instead of "breaking them in", I just went for a 3-mile hike...

I am not sure that would have been the "proper" way to go about it. My feet were hurting a lot, after the hike. However, I am not sure if it was due to the new shoes or just the fact that I haven't done hiking or long-distance running in a long long time, or a combination of both.

Gabz @Gabz