Shoe stretching!

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  1. Hi everyone,

    I'm new to TPF and a recent lover of CL (they are so addictive!) I just bought my second pair off of ebay, the leopard skin yoyo 100m (link here: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=350149454976&ssPageName=ADME:X:AAQ:US:1123, you authenticated it for me!). I just received them today- and they are BEAUTIFUL! Right now, though, the size is a little too tight (my fault, but they are too beautiful to return).

    I'm wondering if any of you have had this problem and what have you done to break in a shoe other than by wearing it? I think the shoe could stand to increase by .5-1 shoe size to be a comfortable fit.

    I've read about shoe stretching oils, the wood inserts to stretch, and taking it to the shoe shop to have them fix it too but I would love to hear your opinion! I'm hesitant to try something without feedback because... well... they are CLs! Thank you all!
     
  2. If you need them to stretch that much, I would take them to a cobbler.
     
  3. Thanks so much! I'm so nervous that they may mess up the shoe though- they're generally trustworthy with this kind of stuff? I'm a newbie!
     
  4. I don't think anyone has had any issues with this. It's a pretty basic thing for cobblers to do, and I'm sure they all do it the same way, so I wouldn't worry.
     
  5. Great :smile: I'm so relieved there's an option to make the shoes more comfy... thanks Laureen (ps beautiful shoe collection- I'm so envious!)
     
  6. Aw, thanks! Good luck with the shoes! You might want to try at home first, but I'm sure the cobbler can help. Beautiful shoes, btw, and congrats!
     
  7. I like to use my shoe stretchers at home to stretch them a little bit (until they're nearly comfortable), and then finish by wearing them around the house a few hours a night. Wearing them around helps them mold to my feet, and helps make sure that they aren't stretched too much.