Okay so my feet are two different sizes. As in they're a half size different in length.
THIS IS A PROBLEM!
For so long I couldn't dream of wearing flats unless I wanted to spend extra money and buy two boxes of shoes.
NOT GOING TO HAPPEN!
So what did I do when I added these light brown Sperry boat shoes to my collection??
|My new pretties next to an older pair <3|
I decided that they were much too cute to pass up and much too expensive to buy double of. Instead, I decided to try stretching them!
If you haven't stretched a shoe before it's very simple and works the best on leather shoes and other natural materials. I was able to purchase my shoe stretcher at my local shoe store along with stretching liquid that helps the process to move along faster.
Step 1: Apply a generous amount of the shoe stretch liquid to the area of the shoe you want to stretch
Step 2: Take your shoe stretcher and insert the plastic knobs into the holes if you need a certain area of the shoe to have more room than others
note: I should have purchased a "Two-Way Stretcher" which stretches your shoe both lengthwise and widthwise. The one above only stretches the shoe widthwise
Step 3: Insert the shoe stretcher into your shoe and turn the handle. Be careful not to turn the handle too many turns because you don't want to over-stretch your shoe!
Step 4: After letting them stretch for a while (I leave mine overnight) try them on!!!
I found that using a shoe stretcher was so easy! Although I may go back to get the Two-Way Stretcher, I can definitely notice much more room in the area surrounding my toes!