(Closed) Making stiff, hard shoes more comfortable?

posted 7 years ago in Shoes
Post # 17
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Even just reading your description of these shoes made me shudder, I absolutely hate uncomfortable and hard shoes!

All great suggestions above, you could also take them to a cobbler. They can stretch them, which may help a little. I always find with stiff shoes, they are slightly more tolerable when they’re a bit roomier.

Post # 18
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: City, State

If they are leather, I’ve had success with the Stretch Genie stuff they sell on TV.  It really works.  I got mine on ebay.

I always have issues because my right foot is a full half size bigger than my left, gah.

Post # 20
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1935 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

@OoOTifsterOoO:  ahhh you beat me to my secret shoe-stretch method! I love sharing that trick with people. 

Post # 22
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

@IcaJess13:  yep! Pull the corner of the bag through the toe a little if they are open. 

Post # 23
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831 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

If these are dyed red shoes, PLEASE be careful if you try the freezer thing.  I’ve had dyable shoes before that weren’t colorfast when they got wet.

My recommendation is to take q-tip, and rub a bit of rubbing alcohol along the inside of the shoe where it’s tight, then wear the socks. The alcohol helps stretch the fabric. Once again, though, be careful of colorfastness. I did this on my white satin shoes and it worked well.

 

Post # 25
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

So I just found out that you can buy open toe sockettes.. anyone tried them? As soon as I can find them I’m going to try them to save my feet from a similar situation. Also wicked freezer trick!!! 

Post # 26
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@sanjessica:  yes and have worn them. I like them I know other people don’t. it’s a preference thing

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