(Closed) best way to break in/ stretch a leather heel???

posted 8 years ago in Shoes
Post # 3
3176 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I had to get a pair of bridesmaid shoes that were the same way. The lady at the store told me to rub rubbing alcohol on the inside of the shoe and walk around in them, over time they’re suppose to stretch out…I haven’t attempted it yet

Post # 4
1585 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Take them to a cobbler… they will be able to stretch the toes.

Post # 5
2058 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Many moons ago I was a figure skater and yes what @MrsPinkPeony: has written is correct. We did the same thing with our skates.  Put rubbing alcohol on the area you want to stretch out and then wear the shoe after you have put the alchohol on it. The best time to do it is when doing chores.  Another idea is to call your local cobbler (leather man, shoe repair) and ask him his thoughts on it…Or take him the heel Wink

Post # 6
4001 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

This is gonna sound strange, but I’ve always had luck just wearing them around the house with a pair of thick socks on.  But I like the rubbing alcohol idea better!  I’ll keep that in mind… since I buy more shoes than is probably healthy and most of them are horribly uncomfortable (but super cute) at first.

Post # 7
979 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Hahaha, I usually make Darling Husband wear them for awhile!  Does the trick every time!

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