Have you ever bought a pair of shoes that looked perfect but weren’t quite the right size and wondered “how can I stretch out these leather shoes fast?. I think we all have been through that, it could be frustrating and annoying but look at the bright side, you have the perfect pair of shoes and they can be stretched. So, today we bring you the 3 tips to stretch your leather properly.
3 Tips On How to Stretch Your New Leather Shoes
For this simple solution, grab your thickest pair of socks and put your shoes on. Then, grab your hairdryer and apply heat to the areas of your foot that are feeling tight. This is a great trick to stretch your leather shoe width ways.
Freeze the shoes with a bag of water inside
Did you know that you can widen leather shoes with water? Fill a resealable bag with water and place it inside your shoes. Then, place your shoes in the freezer and leave them overnight; once you remove them in the morning and the ice has melted, you will have successfully stretched your shoe. Be careful not to overstretch your shoes though, test them first and gauge how much water you think you will need.
This method requires you to use the shoe stretcher tool. You place this inside your shoe and crank it, this expands the tool both length and width ways. Make sure you are careful when using this tool, if you stretch the shoe too far it will be difficult (if not impossible) to regain its shape. This method can also be used for stretching out leather sandals.