(Closed) Wedding shoes too small!

posted 7 years ago in Shoes
Post # 3
8679 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

@DanceAwayDarling:  can you bring them to someone and see if they can stretch them out? Like a local shoemaker or whatever they’re called (cobbler).

Post # 4
206 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

Im not sure if it’d work, but try wearing a thick pair of socks and the shoes for 30mins as you watch tv or something sitting down, and wriggle your toes around. I did this with synthetic shoes. not too sure if itd work, but its worth a shot


Post # 5
1117 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

Generally, just break them in like you normally would. Wear them until they’re too uncomfortable to wear anymore. Then do it the next day. Then the next. Then the next. If you want to speed up the process wear a pair or normal socks (not the super thin atheletic ones, but just your normal every day cotton socks) while you’re wearing them.

Post # 6
333 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2015

I’m fairly certain you can buy a spray solution to stretch shoes… Maybe look out for it? I think I got mine from a shoe shop and it was good for all types of shoes. I also agree on trying to stretch them out with thick socks.

Post # 7
284 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014


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@gelaine22:  +1

I would not try and force yourself to wear them or ‘break them in’ with thick socks as you can wreck your feet. Ill fitting and tight shoes (not just high heels) can cause bunions. I would’t want to risk it. I would buy new shoes that fit properly as its not worth permanently disfiguring your feet.

Post # 8
484 posts
Helper bee

I would try the thick socks trick first but honestly if they’re not comfortable after a week of doing that LEAVE.THAT.SHIP.! I bought shoes that were too small (I knew it at the time but the optimist/magpie in me thought that the outlet designer shoes would be totally worth it), tried to break them in and stretch them for weeks and then just gave up and put them on ebay. Ended up with a pair off well-fitted and almost identical shoes from the high street that I wore all day and night without problems.

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