Stretch-Your-Tight-Shoes

Who doesn’t love online shopping? But sometimes it’s a pain when you get that last pair of gorgeous heels that is unfortunately too tight after you slip them on. Luckily, you don’t have to return them with these 7 hacks on how to stretch shoes!

The Hair Dryer

Materials

1 Hairdryer
1 Pair of Thick Socks

Instructions

  1. Put on a pair of thick socks and slip your feet into the shoes. Use a hairdryer to blow on the tight sections, meanwhile, you can wiggle your toes inside the shoes to help it expand.
  2. Blow the tight areas for 2-3 minutes, take off the shoes and your socks, try the shoes on with your bare feet and you should notice the shoes have stretched. Repeat this process several times if necessary.
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Use a hairdryer to blow on the tight sections

Hammer Away

Materials

1 Hand Towel
1 Hammer

Instructions

  1. Wrap the towel around the counter of the shoes where your heels are.
  2. Take the hammer and gently pound it over the towel. Do not use excessive force. Keep pounding until the counter area has widened enough for your feet.

Wet The Towel

Materials

2 Hand Towels
Plastic Wrap

Instructions

  1. Wet the hand towels thoroughly then wring it dry, roll the towels and stuff it inside the toes of the shoes.
  2. Wrap the shoes in plastic wrap, leave for 8 hours. The wet towels will stretch the shoes and widen the toe area.

Put A Band-Aid On It

Materials

2 Band-aids

Instructions

  1. Use a band-aid to wrap around your middle toe and 4th toe together, then wear your shoes.
  2. This method helps to reduce the strain on your feet especially when wearing heels, it also protects your toes from blistering.
shoes
Use a band-aid to wrap around your middle toe and 4th toe together

Soap It Up

Materials

1 Bar of Soap

Instructions

  1. Take the bar of soap and rub it over the lining and insole of the shoes, the soap will grease up your shoes and allow your feet to slip inside smoothly.

 

White Vinegar

Materials

4 Hand Towels
1 Cup of White Vinegar

Instructions

  1. Pour white vinegar over the hand towels, wrap towels around the top area and heels area.
  2. Let the shoes rest for 8 hours.
shoes
Wrap towels around the top area and heels area

Rubbing Alcohol

Materials

1 Cup of Water
1 Hand Towel
1 Cup of Rubbing Alcohol

Instructions

  1. Dip the towel in water and then in the rubbing alcohol, wipe the wet towel around the lining, the inside of the shoes, and everywhere else you wish to stretch.
  2. Put on the shoes while it’s still wet, the shoes will expand as the alcohol dries up. Repeat this process several times if necessary.

These methods on how to stretch shoes can be applied to almost any shoe type!

 

Video Tutorial

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