(Closed) breaking in shoes.. ouch

posted 6 years ago in Shoes
Post # 2
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

You have given me ideas that I never heard of! I would just say keep trying a little at a time. Hopefully they will start to give soon. 

Post # 3
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

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lexyy17:  If they are inexpensive, faux leather Payless shoes (read plastic) they are almost impossible to stretch.

If you have no shoemakers where you live, can you mail them back to your sister and get a shoemaker to enlarge the peep toe opening?

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I know you said you wore thick socks, but did you try using a blow dryer while wearing the socks?  I know it was painful, but if you can stand a few more minutes put on the socks and blow dry the toe- wiggle your feet around as you’re blow drying and then leave them on until the shoes cool down.  

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee

Some dry soap works to loosen up real leather – it make work on fake, could be worth a try on the inside of the toe that is too tight.

Put them on with your thickest socks (provided you don’t break a toe) then blast your feet with your hair dryer (on warm – not too hot) for 5 mins or so. Again, this works for leather so hopefully for faux leather too. 

 

Good luck! Breaking in shoes is the worst and unfortunately it sounds like you’ve tried plenty and these shoes aren’t giving. I hope they do for you. 

 

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee

Try putting some rubbing alcohol on a washcloth or paper towel, rub that on the inside of the shoe that needs to be stretched and rub some on your toes at the spot too. Wear them for a few minutes and do this repeatedly. It might help. I did everything listed above plus that trick to get my wedding shoes to fit. They were the second pair and I didn’t want to have to get a third! Good luck!

Post # 7
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 1997

All of the things suggested work for leather shoes, but nothing will stretch some types of faux leather. I am not sure there is anything to be done except find a better quality pair of leather shoes.

Post # 8
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

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echomomm:  More than likely the shoes were the bride’s choice, or the BM’s as a group, not the OP’s.

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