Post # 1
So I ordered my wedding shoes without officially trying them on because the bridal shop told me they were true to size. Also, they could dye them for free that way (they are my something blue.) Anyway, they came in, and they are really tight.
Does anyone have any suggestions for stretching out satin heels? They were really expensive, so I’d rather not have to buy more, if at all possible.
Post # 3
@Hope_To_Be_MrsLovebug: Is the salon willing to exchange them? Are they a size or 1/2 a size too small or just a little tight?
You could also buy a shoe stretcher like this….they usually run between $10 and $15. It might help.
Post # 4
@bmo88: They are extremely tight..If anything, they may be half a size too small. I usually wear a 7.5 or 8, and these are 7.5. In this case, I could probably wear the 8, but no the salon wont exchange them because they were custom dyed. I may can just wear them for pictures and have to change, but I was really hoping to wear them that night. The lady at the salon suggested I wear them around the house with big socks for a few days to try to stretch them, but they’re very uncomfortable with the socks on (on my first night of this.) They are tightest in the toes, The heel is fine, and the toes dont hang off of the front or anything. They just arent wide enough :/
Post # 5
@Hope_To_Be_MrsLovebug: That’s a bummer that they are too small 🙁 Something you can do is use rubbing alcohol on the inside of the shoe at the point where they are too tight. Make a solution with half water and half rubbing alcohol. Use a brand that has a higher percentage of alcohol in the procuct. I had to do this with a pair of shoes before and it helped. If you can stand to wear socks while doing this, that will help too.
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Post # 6
- Wedding: October 2013 - A Beautiful converted Barn
pop on some super thick socks and walk around in them. thats how i am breaking mine in. 🙂
Post # 7
bring them to nordstroms to have them stretched. i know they will stretch their own shoes for free. maybe there will stretch yours at no cost or just charge a couple of dollars. can’t hurt to ask?
or can you return these and order size up?
Post # 8
Use a shoe stretcher spray – I don’t know about your area but here you can buy one at any shoe store. Spray the shoes and put them on immediately (while still wet – it’s uncomfortable but only for a few seconds, I promise), then wear them around the house until dry. Repeat if necessary. It worked for me!
Post # 9
I’ve had great luck with Stretch Genie. Ordering from TV is a rip off. I got mine from ebay. A shoe repair place may be able to help as well.
Post # 10
- Wedding: June 2010 - parent's backyard
if you do get your shoes wet before stretching, be sure to do a test spot! I did on my shoes, and it turns out anything wet would have ruined the custom dye job. I’m so annoyed because I paid $150 for them.
I stretched mine out dry by wearing them with socks around the house. I started with one pair and added socks as they stretched.
Post # 11
Big socks have always worked for me. I know it’s uncomfortable, but it will get better. Also, it really helps to vacuum in them. Because you are rocking back and forth, and moving in all different directions. It’s a crazy tip, but I SWEAR it works!
Post # 12
Wear thick socks and hold a hair dryer on them for a few minutes. Let them cool with the socks on. Like magic.
Post # 13
Take them to a cobbler, he’ll be able to stretch them and still maintain the shape and style of the shoe…it costs like $15