How to stretch shoes at home - tips that work
Each of us at least once in my life encountered the problem of tight shoes. How it works: like you come to the store, try on, and everything sits fine, and you'll return home - cramped, uncomfortable, pressing. What to do in this case?
First of all, let's talk about how to avoid such unpleasant moments:
- If possible, give preference to leather or suede shoes. She is stronger and quickly sits down her leg. In addition, if necessary, you can carry out some procedures to increase comfort (but how to stretch the shoes at home, later).
- Go for shopping in the afternoon or at the end of the day. Your feet are swelling after a busy day, and, therefore, shoes are needed more.
- Thoroughly inspect the model you like, be sure to try on both shoes and be like or, if necessary, run.
However, if the trouble nevertheless occurred, and the shoes are so to their liking that a return is out of the question, then human savvy comes to the rescue.
My advice - go to a professional! Almost every shoe repairman has a special device for stretching it and will gladly help you.
But if there is no desire or opportunity to turn to a specialist, you can try to manage on your own.
There are many different tips on how to stretch shoes at home. I will only talk about those that really work. Important! If your shoes are made of suede or velor, do not use alcohol, cream, vinegar or any other means (except for specially designed ones) on its surface.
How to stretch shoes at home
1. On sale there is a small stretch for shoes, which you can buy in special departments for the care of shoes or on the market. The thing is very useful and inexpensive.
2. Use a solution of alcohol and water (1: 1). Spray on the surface and inside, stick shoes on a tight toe and walk until dry.
Attention! For patent leather it is necessary to apply a solution of alcohol and water in proportions of 2: 1.
3. For smooth skin, you can use fat cream, castor oil, glycerin, petrolatum or vegetable oil. Apply to the surface and problem areas inside, let stand for about 2 hours, clean and then put on a tight toe. Under the influence of fatty acids, the skin will become more elastic and easily sit on the leg.
4. Hold the shoes over the steam, put on a tight sock and walk for a few hours.
5. Insert plastic bags filled with water, inside the shoes and leave in the freezer for the night. Under the influence of low temperatures, water expands and stretches the walls of the shoe. In the morning, take out the shoes from the freezer and let stand until the ice begins to melt. Then remove the bags and can safely shoe.
6. Paraffin the problem areas on the model and put shoes on a tight sock.
7. Spread 3% vinegar solution on the surface of problem areas, put a shoe on a tight sock and walk until it is dry.
If you do not have time or desire to wear tight shoes, you can always fill the model with wet newspapers and leave to dry.
Now you know how to stretch shoes at home. However, be careful when buying. Do not forget that stretching shoes in length is only possible on a half-size. If you are trying to adapt shoes that you are catastrophically small, you risk ruining them or your legs.