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Do your sandals always stretch?

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MaryMotherOfCheeses Sun 08-Jun-14 14:03:37

Mine do.

I've got three pairs of lovely sandals all of which feel too big now where they used to be really comfy.

I can only think the uppers have stretched.

Is it just me? I have to buy new ones every year and they're hardly worn.

MaryMotherOfCheeses Sun 08-Jun-14 14:40:05

Just me then? grin

I wonder what I do to them????

KristinaM Sun 08-Jun-14 14:46:21

In fact your feet are shrinking . Have you been taking too many hot showers ?

MaryMotherOfCheeses Sun 08-Jun-14 14:55:03

Arf! Who knows.

But it's costing me a fortune.

MaryMotherOfCheeses Sun 08-Jun-14 14:56:38

I would like to fashion some kind of device and take it on Dragon's Den. It would be a clear plastic strap which glued amazingly well to the sole of the shoe and wrapped across the foot, nice and snug, so you could put a pair inside the saggy sandals and make them wearable again.

misscph1973 Sun 08-Jun-14 14:57:41

Soak them in mild soapy water (soap flakes are ideal), risne and let them dry. This helped mine.

MaryMotherOfCheeses Sun 08-Jun-14 15:00:05

Would that work with leather?

misscph1973 Mon 09-Jun-14 09:21:09

Yes, but you might have to put them on for a short while while they are still wet. The wearing when wet trick also works for sandals that are too small, so be careful you don't wear them for long (a few minutes should do it).

spritecat Mon 09-Jun-14 10:00:29

Yep, getting them really wet will shrink them.

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Mon 09-Jun-14 10:12:00

Sounds like you are buying then too big in the first place.

MaryMotherOfCheeses Mon 09-Jun-14 18:46:13

Tbh, I usually size down in sandals.

Though I think I've got quite narrow feet. But there must be an element of stretching if they start comfy.

MaryMotherOfCheeses Mon 09-Jun-14 18:47:49

So no takers for my in-sandal snugness device? grin

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