HOW TO STRETCH NON LEATHER SHOES
Imagine you have just gotten yourself the most magnificent pair of shoes but to your sheer distress they turn out to be too tight for your feet! You are in misery. You have suffered two great losses together. Your money wasted on too tight shoes and loss of golden opportunity of flaunting the most amazing shoes. You wish that there was a magic wand at your disposal with which you could immediately change the size of your shoes. So hey! Cheer up! We don’t have any magic wand but at least we have magic tricks to to stretch non leather shoes can evaporate your problems and at least ensure that your money has not gone down the drain
Different shoe materials need to be stretched differently. Leather and fabric shoes are comparatively easier to stretch than vinyl, metal or plastic shoes. Below are very effective tips to help you stretch non leather shoes:
WETTING NEWSPAPER TO STRETCH NON LEATHER SHOES:
One of the surest and easy to follow trick to stretch non leather shoes is to make balls out of newspaper. Don’t make them too small. Keep them big enough. Then wet them and after taking out excess water scrunch them inside your non leather shoes and leave your shoes in an airy room or in the balcony so that the wet newspapers dry out well in the sun. When the newspaper balls dry they tend to expand, thus pushing the shoe material to enlarge and to accommodate their expanded size. This causes non leather shoes to stretch out some inches and give a much better fit to your feet.
PEELING A POTATO TO STRETCH NON LEATHER SHOES:
Another well working trick is to peel a potato according to the size of your toe box. The toe box is the region where your toes fit into the shoes. After peeling the potato, wipe it very well with clean tissues and place it inside the toe box and let it stand there overnight. In the morning remove the potato and check your non leather shoes. They will definitely have enlarged 50 percent. If they have still not reached the desired size, then repeat the potato peeling trick for 3-4 days in a row. You will have maximum positive results.
PURCHASING SHOE STRETCHING SPRAYS TO STRETCH NON LEATHER SHOES:
There are many shoe stretching sprays available in the market which can help you to stretch your non leather shoes effectively. Just spray them on all the sides which are being too tight and then wear your shoes around the house. If they do not give optimum results, then you can also call upon aid a shoe stretcher. This combined with spray is sure to produce positive results.
PAIR OF SOCKS AND A HAIR DRYER TO STRETCH NON LEATHER SHOES:
Almost all of the stretching experimenters have suggested that this method works supremely well. For this you need to put on your thickest pair of socks. If you don’t have a really thick pair, then you can wear two to three pairs on top of another. Then insert your feet in your tight shoes. With layers of socks it is definitely going to be a nightmare to get your feet inside the new ill-fitting shoes but get yourself up for the challenge and get it done! Then pull out your hair dryer
But hold back! It’s not really a combat arena so use that dryer with caution or you will burn out your new shoes and your feet as well. Maintaining a fair distance between your shoes and your dryer, plug in your hair dryer and blow it on your tight non leather shoes and let them bask in the hot air for 4- 5 minutes. Then switch off the dryer and walk around the house in your shoes. Don’t take them off yet. Repeat the hair drying process and then walk around the house. If you don’t feel any considerable change in size, repeat drying for 4-5 times in a day altogether. Then repeat the process next day. You will definitely experience excellent outcomes.
GET HOLD OF A SHOE SPECIALIST TOR A COBBLER TO STRETCH YOUR NON LEATHER SHOES:
It is desirable that you take your non leather shoes to a shoe specialist or a cobbler. They have many stretching equipment and shoe mending devices through which they can easily give your shoe a size boost and mend well from all nooks and corners. They can also stitch your shoes from various corners to increase its durability.
WEAR YOUR NON LEATHER SHOES TO STRETCH THEM:
Wearing your non leather shoes for a whole day around the house is one of the best ways to stretch them naturally. As you let your feet settle inside the tight shoes and let your toes wiggle as much as possible, your feet start making its ways inside and pushes against the shoe. This causes the shoe to enlarge from certain places. It is a very easy and economical method as it does not involve buying any extra materials. If they are causing blisters on your feet or ankles, then it is best to wear them with very thin socks so that the new material of the shoe does not bruise your feet.
ICING YOUR NON LEATHER SHOES TO STRETCH THEM:
Another very effective trick is to fill two to three zip lock bags with tap water. Next place these zip lock bags inside the shoes. Push them towards the toe region and make sure they fit inside the shoes properly, covering all the sides. Also ensure that the zip lock bags are locked up tightly and the water has no chances of leaking.
After setting the zip lock bags inside the non-leather shoes, place them in the freezer overnight. It is best to place your shoes in a plastic bag first to avoid your other freezer items getting dirty. When the water inside these bags turns to ice it expands and in turn pushes the shoes outward to make space. Let your shoes sit in the freezer overnight. Remove them in the morning and check their fit. This trick definitely helps to improve shoe size within two to three days of repeated procedure.