Post # 1
These are my May, outdoor wedding shoes and they fit great but the inside edge near the big toe joint is really stiff and digs into my foot – any idea how to soften them without ruining (I don’t want to try the water or windex trick.) Thanks!
Post # 3
@khrideon: Can you just roll it between your fingers so it softens up?
Otherwise I would take it to a shoemaker and ask their advice.
Post # 4
Honestly, breaking them in is the only thing that will help. That and paybe flexing the material by hand.
Post # 5
Wear them around the house for a couple days. Also, if you find the still rub on your wedding day rub vaseline on your foot where they rub. The shoe will slide over your foot rather than attack it then 😀
Post # 6
I’d reccomend wearing them around the house as well, but my grandmother had this crazy trick she swore by – candle wax. Just rub a white candle (don’t use a coloured one or else it will mark) along that edge. YMMV – didn’t always work for me – but it apparently always worked for her…
Post # 7
I’d put on the thickest socks you can, put the shoes on, and point your blow dryer at the spot. Then don’t take the shoes off until they are completely cooled. Do it a few times, and slowly go to thinner and thinner socks and it should work. When you aren’t wearing them, stuff the toe really tight with paper and/or socks. I could barely get my (satin and leather) shoes on when I bought them and now they are perfect- if not a little loose!
Post # 8
- Wedding: October 2013 - A Beautiful converted Barn
@khrideon: thick socks and wear them around the house – my wedding shoes fit well but were stiff and i did my workouts in them!! a few days of Jillian Michaels 30 day shred eased up those stiff edges a treat!!!
Post # 8
Thanks for the great suggestions – headed to my home gym to do Jillian’s new 1-week shread in my wedding shoes.