How to stretch your shoes

Women have a problem with their new shoes being a little too tight from time to time. If your shoes feel a bit tight, don’t worry, there are many great ways to stretch your shoes. Whether you want to do it yourself or seek professional help, there is always a solution that you will feel comfortable with. Here are some great tips on how to stretch your shoes.

1. Put on a pair of very thick socks, spray the inside of the shoe with water until it is half wet, then rub with an alcohol solution. After that, wear the shoes for 20 minutes.

2. If your shoes are waterproof or made of natural fabric, try stuffing the insides well with damp newspaper or a damp towel. When the newspaper or towel dries, it will expand and help stretch the shoe a bit. Do not try this method if your shoes are made of leather.

3. This is another good shoe tip for women. Put your shoes in the sun for about 20 minutes to soften the material. After that, put on very thick socks and walk around in the shoes for at least 20 minutes. Do some exaggerated movement like fast walking, stretching your feet and toes. These will help loosen up the front a bit.

4. Alternatively, you can also blow a hair dryer on your shoes for about 20-30 seconds until they warm up (good method if there is no sunlight), this will also help soften the material and cause it to expand a bit. After that, put on a pair of thick socks, walk around and stretch in them for 20 minutes.

5. If your women’s shoes are made of leather, suede, nubuck or reptile skins, you can buy a shoe stretching spray that helps to enlarge the shoes. This can be purchased at shoe repair stores or online. The chemicals in the spray help penetrate shoe leather quickly and relax the leather fibers so they stretch easily. Leather softens and offers better stretching results when used with a shoe stretcher. Spray the area of ​​your shoe to be stretched, insert the shoe stretcher, bring your shoe into the new shape and let it dry.

6. Vaseline can also do wonders for stretching out shoes. Wear a thick pair of socks, rub some Vaseline on the area you want to stretch, and wear the shoes around the house for about 20 minutes. This method will not dry out the material and is less likely to break it.

7. If you want to soften your women’s leather shoes, please cut some potatoes and stick them in the area you want to stretch or soften. Leave the potato overnight and they will give even better results. You can also use banana peels instead of potatoes, they work really well.

8. Go to a shoe repair shop and ask them to help you stretch your shoes with a shoe stretcher. Or you can also buy a wooden shoe stretcher and stretch your shoes by yourself.

9. For the pair of women’s shoes that need stretching, fill a few small ziplock bags three-quarters full of water (zipperlock bags are best). Wrap the shoes in a dish towel and leave them in the freezer for a few hours, as the water freezes, it expands and stretches the shoes. Do not fill the bags to the maximum level of water or they could burst and split the shoe when it freezes. Do not try this with leather shoes as well, they will be damaged.

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