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Stretching Shoes

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hollyisalovelyname Sun 14-Aug-16 21:15:49

Any tips please?
I want to stretch the width of a shoe at the toe area.

absolutelynotfabulous Sun 14-Aug-16 21:17:38

Get some shoe stretch, spray, and voilà. I've just stretched some synthetic ones from Primark. Didn't think it would work.

Judydreamsofhorses Sun 14-Aug-16 21:19:02

Timpsons will do it for about £10, but honestly, I think if they are too neat, return them. I have wide, wide feet and have had a load of shoes which I thought would "give" but ended up at the charity shop.

joangray38 Sun 14-Aug-16 21:23:23

I have a shoe stretcher and spray but sometimes it doesn't work. If they were )£&£ take them to a cobblers and ask them if they think it is possible to stretch them as much as you need

BusStopBetty Sun 14-Aug-16 21:24:17

Shove crumpled up damp newspaper into the toes. Apparently.

hollyisalovelyname Mon 15-Aug-16 09:55:48

Thank you.

ItGoesWithoutSaying Mon 15-Aug-16 09:59:43

You can buy wooden shoe stretcher thingies on eBay for about a tenner. See photo.

I've used them successfully on different shoes.The trick is to leave the shoes on the stretcher for several days and keep tightening the screws half a turn or so every day.

Footle Mon 15-Aug-16 10:07:43

Timpsons around here charge £3 a shoe.

LumpySpacedPrincess Mon 15-Aug-16 10:23:16

The best way to stretch shoes is to put a thick pair of socks on, squeeze them on and wear them for a bit, then try minus he socks. If you need to stretch more then do it again.

maggiethemagpie Mon 15-Aug-16 10:49:53

the sock trick works better if the socks are wet

hollyisalovelyname Mon 15-Aug-16 16:02:32

It's only the toe section that needs stretching.

absolutelynotfabulous Mon 15-Aug-16 18:28:46

I'd still recommend the spray. Particularly if it's just across the toe.

hollyisalovelyname Tue 23-Aug-16 11:29:53

Absolutelynot Any particular brand and from where?

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