So I recently got a new pair of shoes and they fit when I tried them on but I was so excited to wear them to an event, I decided to skip past the part of breaking them in. Needless to say, within a few short hours, I was ready to make a necessary wardrobe change. Enter ballet flats. I knew I shouldn’t have done it, but now that I have worn them, I have to find a way to stretch them out just a little to make my life easier. Below are some Style Hacks I have read about and learned over time. Hopefully, they help you too!
One of the annoying things about shoes, as if, is when you are in between half sizes. The whole size is too small and the half size is too big, you have to create your own way to get them to fit just right. If you want to save yourself a few bucks and not take your new leather goodies to the shoemaker, try one of these ideas:
1. Fill a plastic bag with water, putting it in your leather show, and let that bad boy sit in the freezer and chill out. When the water turns to ice, it will expand the leather and give your shoe a good stretch.
2. Spray the inside of your shoe with rubbing alcohol. Stuff your show with newspaper/paper bags, or some other crumpable object until it is stuffed in there nice and tight. And then, put in some more. Let the shoes sit overnight and you should have a better fit in the morning.
3. Put on some extra thick socks and get some heat on those shoes. Try using a blow drying on your leathers while wearing them. Walk around a bit to stretch it some. Once it cools, keep the shoes on and walk some more. Do it until your name is Cinderella, or the shoe fits!