(Closed) Perfect shoes… half size too small! Help!

posted 8 years ago in Shoes
Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Someone else had this DIY video posted. I’ve never tried it – but it makes sense! 🙂

 

 

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

I’m skeptical of the ice trick because of condensation and water damage.  I don’t think my method will work if your shoes are synthetic–they have to be suede or leather (patent or nappa is fine).  I’ve never tried it on satin.  To stretch my shoes a half size, I usually:

(1) Swab rubbing alcohol inside the toe box of the shoe.

(2) Put on socks.  Thin if that’s all you can do at first, but work up to thicker.  Then put on the shoes.

(3) Use a hair drier on your shoes and get them nice and warm.  Keep the shoes on until they are cool.

(4) Repeat until comfortable.

 

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

what are the shoes made of? that makes a difference of whether or not they CAN be stretched…

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

i would go for the wearing them with thick socks and the stretcher (wooden thingy) for when you arent wearing them. you might try going to a local cobbler and seeing what their take is on it though too.

Post # 9
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Helper bee

I’ve used a shoe stretcher and it works!  Much kinder than making your feet do the stretching.  I bought mine on Amazon for less than $20, and it took about a day or two to stretch them out about a half-size in width.

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Does the toe area need to be wider bc your toes are cramped and curling or does it need to be longer? If they just need to be widened that should be easily stretched. Why dont you take it to a pro and see what they say?

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