I bought a pair of Delman Flats recently and the toe area is quite snug and uncomfortable. However, I'm pretty sure they just need to be broken in, as my nude patent delman flats in the same exact style and size were like this until I broke them in. But this time, I'd rather not deal w/ the breaking in pain. Is there any type of at home shoe stretcher I can use? can anyone please direct me to a brand or specific product to use to do so? as I'm not near my local cobbler right now and would rather not deal w/ the hassle of finding one. Thanks!
I purchased wooden shoe stretchers through QVC. They can stretch both width and length. They also have these small knob inserts to stretch out areas that rub or are bothersome.
Since I purchased the shoe stretchers, I have been able to wear shoes that have been sitting in my closet for years. I did have shoes professionally stretched through a cobbler once, but they were overstretched and then too big (obviously the cobbler in my town is not that great).
I have always wondered if it was worth purchasing a kit for home use and now I will most definitely do. There are a couple of shoes that are just a tad too tight but I would love to wear rather than sell on!
I own a pair of wooden shoe stretchers. They are great to own! I got mine on eBay. That way whenever I get a pair of tight shoes I never have to worry about taking them to a shoe repair and pay for them to get stretched.
It depends on what kind of material your shoes are made out of. For my patent flats, I just put in the stretchers before I went to work and I took them out when I got home from work (8 hr workday). It probably doesn't take that long but you could just leave them in overnight when you sleep or something.