It would be an absolute dream if we could avoid the rubbing and blistering of new shoes! It’s hard being in between sizes and having the issue of always being too tight or loose in your shoes.
This does happen and is normal, if you can’t return the shoes or don’t want to – there are ways you can stretch them out to fit.
4 Ways to Stretch & Soften Julz Leather Shoes
- Blast on the hairdryer.
First, cover your feet with one or two pairs of socks, then put on the shoes in question. Hold a hairdryer up to the parts where the shoes are just a tad too tight whilst flexing or moving your feet. This will help stretch the leather, just be sure to let the shoes cool with your feet still in them.
- Buy a shoes stretcher.
Using this simple tool is definitely the least risky method. It will definitely stretch those new leather shoes. Just be prepared to put the stretches in and let them sit tight for a while.
- Use Newspaper
Crumple up some newspaper or tissue paper, wet it slightly, making sure it’s not soaked through, otherwise it will damage the inner sole. Be careful with the fabric colour too. Let it dry and remove before wearing your leather shoes.
This is not what you’re thinking! Using the back of a spoon to mimic the effect of your foot. Furiously work it into the heel or anywhere a pair of shoes are rubbing. It will make those strappy, tighter places soften up.
When in doubt...
Ask for help! We have a great sizing guide under each product or you can always take your shoes to the local cobbler to help with a breaking-in service.
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