What does a shoe stretcher do?
In addition to expanding a shoe’s length, some stretchers can also increase width. These are known as two-way stretchers and they work
by having a vamp or instep stretcher lift the part of the shoe that sits on the top of your foot and a toe stretcher to lift the shoe’s toe box.
When should you use a shoe stretcher?
We often recommend stretching shoes in specific areas to relieve pressure on bunions, hammertoes, corns, bone spurs and other enlarged areas of the foot. In addition, if the shoe simply feels too tight, we recommend the entire toebox of the shoe be stretched.
Do shoe stretchers actually work?
Yes, shoe stretchers work best for making shoes wider, especially leather shoes. You start to see the shoe widen instantly as you turn the handle. Once you leave the stretcher long enough to work, your shoes should stay wider too. I was amazed at how easy it was to stretch the width of my suede ankle boots.
How long do you leave shoes in a shoe stretcher?
Leave the stretcher in your shoe for at least 8 hours. The longer in your shoe, the more the fibers in the shoe leather can stretch and relax
How do you loosen tight shoes?
7 ways to stretch out your shoes
- Wear them in the evening. If your shoes are just a little uncomfortable, try wearing them around the house. …
- Thick socks and a blow dryer. …
- Frozen zip-close bag. …
- The peeled potato trick. …
- Adjustable shoe trees. …
- Shoe stretch sprays and liquids. …
- Find a shoe repair professional.
Where to buy shoe stretchers in Namibia?
This is available at a boutique, shoe manufacturing and repairs outlets in Namibia as well as major online platforms which can be delivered directly to your door step.