Every time you wear sneakers, exercise, or just want to spend the day, you want to feel like your shoes are torn before you wear them for a long time. There are many ways to stretch the shoe to fit your foot.
If you’re in a hurry, you can freeze the water in your shoes or warm them up. Or use them at home for a few days, straighten the shoes with special spacers, or take them to a shoe manufacturer for a professional repair.
Stretching Shoes Overnight with Ice
Fill 2 removable bags with 3.8 L of water. Because water expands when it freezes, you can use it to stretch your shoes overnight. Fill two airtight bags in half to avoid stretching your boots. Close bags tightly to prevent leakage.
Place water-filled bags in your sneakers. Place a bag of water over each shoe with the front of the bag over the shoe. Grab each shoe as needed and place a bag filled with water on the front and back of the shoe.
- Make sure the envelopes are still sealed at this point. a leaking bag will damage your shoes.
Place the shoes in the freezer and let sit overnight. Place your shoes in the freezer on a flat surface facing up. It takes an ice cube at least 8-10 hours to set. When ice freezes, it expands and expands outward relative to the inside of the shoe.
Remove the slippers from the freezer the next day. Take your shoes out of the freezer, remove the bags from the shoes and try them on. At this stage, the boots should reach the feet.
- If you don’t want frostbite on your feet, leave your shoes on for 20-30 minutes before trying them on.
Repeat the process if the shoes are still tight. If your shoes still hurt after a cold night, freeze them again. Fill 2 more plastic bags with water and add more filler to the shoes this time. Freeze them overnight and try on your shoes in the morning.
Warm up a shoe to stretch
Wear 2 pairs of thick socks and sneakers. Find a pair of thick wool socks and place them one on top of the other. Then place them on the loops you want to stretch. Spread your legs as much as possible by stretching your slippers with socks.
- When the shoes are tight enough to accommodate two pairs of socks, put one on.
Heat the shoe with a hair dryer for 30 seconds. Keep your feet in the shoe and blow hot air out of the shoe with a hair dryer. Set the dryer on medium heat to prevent it from overheating and damaging the shoe. Replace the air in the dryer with another shoe every 30 seconds.
- Keep the dryer moving while heating all shoe surfaces: toes, sides, and heels.
Swing your fingers and hands while warming the shoes. Soft fabric weakens tennis fabric. Moving the toes and bending the foot as each shoe warms up allows the shoe to stretch.
- Stretching the shoes and sitting comfortably in the shoes can take up to 2 minutes.
Flexible shoes without extreme temperatures
Wear your sneakers around the house for 4 to 5 hours. The best way to rip your slippers is to wear them around the house. You will be seated. The heat and sweat from your feet softens the surface of the shoes and conforms to the shape of your foot.
- Please note that payment for a pair of shoes may take 5-7 days. So if there is a major competition or other sporting event scheduled for tomorrow, that might not be the most efficient way.
Flexible shoes with insoles when not wearing sneakers. Flexible soles are wooden or plastic foot-shaped objects that extend and protrude outward when pressed against the frame of the shoe. Stretch the shoe, even if it is not on your feet, while holding a pair of gaiters to stretch the shoe into the shoe.  Use the insole to lengthen the boot by placing the toe of the sole on top of the boot and pressing the heel into place. This feature widens the front of the interior.
- Even if you wear singles all day, it will take at least 3 days for the shoe to stretch and fit your foot.
- Purchase individual shoes at your local athletic store or at a large shoe store.
Take your shoes to a professional shoe maker for a quick start. Professional shoemakers have machines and tools specially designed for stretching shoes and other types of sneakers. Leave the shoe to the shoemaker and explain that you want it to stretch. A 48 hour response time is expected for this procedure.