Can a shoe repairer stretch the toe area ONLY of a heeled boot?

karenab

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Mar 16, 2007
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Not the width or any other area, just the toe area where the big toe rests on the front of the shoe.

Anyone had success stories?
 

fivespice

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Aug 25, 2008
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I think it depends on the material. I've tried to have a pair stretched out in the toe, and they're made of a very thick leather. The cobbler tried twice, and I can just barely notice a difference, but not much. I'm sure that if the material were softer and thinner, that it would have been more successful. Anyway, it did seem that they were able to target a specific spot, if that is more your meaning. Definitely take them in and give it a shot!
 

ahertz

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Jul 16, 2007
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Yes, I've done this to a couple of pair of boots over the years with varying success. It's definitely worth a shot as I've never had shoes ruined by this process. It does depend on the leather and also on the skill of the technician, so take them to a reputable store Karen!