I always buy True shoes in the same size - they fit perfectly. For some reason, my OG Feel shoes rubbed a bit in my heel the first time I wore them…but were broken in enough by the second time that they were fine.
Anyway, to answer the OP, I’ve never had a pair that took more than one or two wearings to break in, so I just throw a bandaid on my heel when it does happen and break them in the “natural” way.
Remember P Reed being penalized for improving his lie at the Hero, in a sandy waste area? He moved sand in the same area where Phil did the raking. The difference, Phil was restoring the lie to its original condition as part of replacing his ball after marking and lifting it for the other player's shot.
Thanks. And the rule applies to a ball in sand, whether in a bunker or not, so it certainly applied in Phil's case.