Talk

Advanced search

Shoe stretchers

(9 Posts)
Whence Tue 17-Jan-17 08:31:24

I have bought two pairs of £10ish shoe stretchers and both have broken within a year. I do find them useful. Any recommendations? Or should I see them as disposable?

ButteredToastAndStrawberryJam Tue 17-Jan-17 09:21:33

Were they plastic? I bet if you got some old or even antique wooden ones they'd last.

Whence Tue 17-Jan-17 13:48:14

Wooden foot shapes with plastic turning parts.

ButteredToastAndStrawberryJam Tue 17-Jan-17 14:52:54

They seem to replace all things that should be metal with plastic these days, even a lot of the "metal" is inferior. I'd go for the antique ones if I were you, they have some on Ebay, I know pricey but it'll pay you in the long run.

ButteredToastAndStrawberryJam Tue 17-Jan-17 14:54:16

*quality well made stuff from years ago, you can't beat it.

Whence Tue 17-Jan-17 15:10:30

Obviously I mean metal turning parts!

ButteredToastAndStrawberryJam Tue 17-Jan-17 15:15:44

What's breaking then? Is the wood splitting or is it crap metal.

Whence Tue 17-Jan-17 15:25:37

The wood and metal parting company. The widening part won't reset. I thought I had over extended the first pair so was really careful with the second.

ButteredToastAndStrawberryJam Tue 17-Jan-17 16:58:09

Oh right, what do you think of an antique pair then?

Join the discussion

Join the discussion

Registering is free, easy, and means you can join in the discussion, get discounts, win prizes and lots more.

Register now