With so many people buying footwear online these days, the chances of you ending up with a pair of shoes that are too tight for you are quite high! In cases where you can return your purchases that do not fit properly then you definitely should make the most of having the opportunity to do so. However, in cases where you do not have the chance to return them, or if you feel that you could stretch out the shoes to make them fit, or perhaps the shoes fit one of your feet but your other foot is sightlier bigger then you will need to learn how to stretch them out to make them slightly bigger/wider.
Use rolled up thick winter socks to stretch out your shoes. For even better results, roll up your socks, place in the freezer overnight and then squeeze them into your shoes to stretch them out. Leave the socks in the shoes until the socks have started to defrost.
Leather Stretch Spray
Leather stretch spray is excellent for leather shoes! With this, all you have to do is put on your shoes, shake the spray, spray it onto the area of the shoes that are too tight for you but do not rub in the foam, and then keep your shoes on for a few hours until the white foam has properly absorbed into the shoe. You can repeat this process several times to gradually stretch out the shoes. By wearing your shoes after applying the spray, your shoes will stretch out to the natural shape and size of your feet. The great thing with this option is that your shoes will stretch out neatly to the shape of your feet, i.e. to the shape/size you need them.
A Shoe Horn
Yes, a simple, old-fashioned shoe horn is a great tool for helping you put on your shoes more easily, or to help stretch out your shoes a little.
Take a sealable food bag, half fill it with water, seal it, place in the freezer and leave overnight. Take the sealable bag out of the freezer, by now it should have turned to ice. Place the bag of ice into the shoe and leave until the water has defrosted.