Post # 1
I purchased these shoes about 8 months ago for our upcoming May wedding. They fit just fine when I got them so I stored them away and didn’t think twice about them until this past month when I decided to get to work on breaking them in but to my horror I realized that they no longer fit! They are suddenly a half a size too small and are way too uncomfortable to wear for long periods. Any advice on stretching them out?
The materiels that they are made of listed on the site are as follws if that makes any difference on the method to try and stretch them:
Upper: Ivory Lace with a mesh backer, duchess real silk satin, grosgrain binding
Lining: Unlined, with a very comfortable fully padded kid leather sock under the foot
Post # 3
@DanceAwayDarling: can you bring them to someone and see if they can stretch them out? Like a local shoemaker or whatever they’re called (cobbler).
Post # 4
Im not sure if it’d work, but try wearing a thick pair of socks and the shoes for 30mins as you watch tv or something sitting down, and wriggle your toes around. I did this with synthetic shoes. not too sure if itd work, but its worth a shot
Post # 5
Generally, just break them in like you normally would. Wear them until they’re too uncomfortable to wear anymore. Then do it the next day. Then the next. Then the next. If you want to speed up the process wear a pair or normal socks (not the super thin atheletic ones, but just your normal every day cotton socks) while you’re wearing them.
Post # 6
I’m fairly certain you can buy a spray solution to stretch shoes… Maybe look out for it? I think I got mine from a shoe shop and it was good for all types of shoes. I also agree on trying to stretch them out with thick socks.
Post # 7
I would not try and force yourself to wear them or ‘break them in’ with thick socks as you can wreck your feet. Ill fitting and tight shoes (not just high heels) can cause bunions. I would’t want to risk it. I would buy new shoes that fit properly as its not worth permanently disfiguring your feet.
Post # 8
I would try the thick socks trick first but honestly if they’re not comfortable after a week of doing that LEAVE.THAT.SHIP.! I bought shoes that were too small (I knew it at the time but the optimist/magpie in me thought that the outlet designer shoes would be totally worth it), tried to break them in and stretch them for weeks and then just gave up and put them on ebay. Ended up with a pair off well-fitted and almost identical shoes from the high street that I wore all day and night without problems.