Monday, January 30, 2012

Rubbing Alcohol and Shoe Stretching?

I just went to a shoe store with a beautiful pair of dark brown suede pumps that I rarely wear because I walk out of them. Time to fix them or donate them.  The salesperson helped me with new inserts, heel pads and a stay pad on the ball of the foot area. Great, not walking out of them - but - they are tight across the big toe knuckle.

She said to wet the area to be stretched with Rubbing Alcohol (which acts to facilitate the stretching) and wear the shoes and they would stretch to conform to my feet.  Testing it right now.  Keep you posted.

Update - it did not really work, Darn!  I might try it on another pair in case it works differently on other leather.

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