(Closed) Shoes

posted 8 years ago in Shoes
Post # 3
374 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

There is a spray called “Stretch Genie” that is supposed to stretch out your shoes. Dunno how well it works though, i dont wear closed toe shoes

Post # 4
8700 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

Are they leather? They might possibly stretch a tiny bit when they’re warm… But you’re going to wear those shoes for a LOT of hours. I’d exchange them for a half size up!

Post # 5
1559 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

I bought shoes online that would be amazing for my wedding, but they were too narrow. I have these things called “shoe expanders,” (look it up on Google) they are good for most shoes. They didn’t work for my shoes though because of the heel. Instead, I wadded up a few socks and put them in the toe part of the shoe. I just left them like that and plan on leaving them like that until it is closer to my day–still over a year away.

If that doesn’t work, I will abandon the shoes altogether. Don’t put yourself through pain on your wedding day!

Good luck!

Post # 7
188 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

@kimbwerner14:  I personally have not tried this, but a friend of mine did with success.  You may want to do a bit more research online before trying it out:


Freeze a bag of water in your shoes. One common, handy household remedy for small shoes is to freeze a plastic bag filled with water. Water is unique in that it actually expands when it turns into solid ice. The water in your shoes will freeze, expand, and stretch out your shoes.

  • Fill an one-quart, freezer-strength zip lock bag with water until it is half-full. Check for leaks and remove all air from the bag.
  • Place the bag of water into your shoe, stuffing it up to the toe. You may use more than one bag of water if you need to fill the shoe where it is too small.
  • Keep the shoes in the freezer until the water is completely frozen. This may take anywhere between 4 to 8 hours.
  • When the water is completely frozen into ice, remove the bags of ice. Your shoes are stretched!
  • If the shoes are still a bit small, repeat this process until they are stretched to your satisfaction.


Good luck!

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