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How to increase the size of shoes: ways to stretch a new pair

Alina MilsentLife
How to quickly break in new shoes

In the era of online shopping, it is not uncommon for shoes ordered online to be slightly out of size. If the case is not critical, the model is not too tight, but still a little uncomfortable, there are a few life hacks that will help you quickly wear your new pair.

It's worth noting right away that some of the methods suggested by experts are somewhat risky, so you should try them out with caution. Read the OBOZREVATEL article on how to increase the size of leather and fabric shoes and substitute products.

Life hacks for leather shoes

Special tools

The safest way is to use store-bought products. Special sprays will help you quickly give the leather surface the desired shape. Apply the product to the surface and wear the shoes until the spray dries.

Boiling water

A risky but effective life hack, as users note online. You need to pour water into a saucepan and put it to boil. When the water boils, you should put your shoes on for 2-3 seconds and then immediately put them on with thick socks. It is recommended to wear the shoes until they cool completely. Of course, you should do this carefully to avoid burns.

How to increase the size of artificial leather shoes

Use a hairdryer

This is the easiest and most popular way. You just need to slowly heat the shoes with warm air. Do not choose a temperature that is too high. When the material becomes softer, you should put on thick socks and wear them for at least an hour.

Life hack with alcohol

You will need a thick woolen sock and alcohol. Experts advise rubbing the inside of the shoe with alcohol and wearing it for an hour.

Wet paper

Shoes should be filled with strong balls of wet newspapers or wet paper. It is better to do this at night because a few hours will not be enough. You may need to repeat the procedure several times.

Tips for fabric shoes

Cold test

Fabric sneakers can stretch when exposed to water and low temperatures. Put a tied bag of water inside the shoe. Put the sneakers in the freezer overnight. The secret is straightforward: the liquid, freezing, will stretch the fabric.

Wet socks

Not a very pleasant life hack. You need to soak thick socks in warm water, put them on your feet, and start wearing out the sneakers. It is recommended to do this until the socks are completely dry.

Earlier, OBOZREVATEL talked about the best models of "light" shoes for the summer that go with everything.

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