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Old 12-30-2008, 11:32 PM
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If so, which are good ones? I want to wear some nice dress shoes that i bought a year ago. It has been hurting my right foot near big toe on and off. I want to stretch the shoe width, not length. I might think about getting insoles too. Thank you.
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Old 12-31-2008, 04:53 AM
 
Location: Eastern Kentucky
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If the shoe is leather the stretchers should work, if it is synthetic, doubtful.
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Old 12-31-2008, 12:59 PM
 
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Go to a shoe repair place and they can stretch them for you. Also, they sell this stuff that you squirt into the shoe and then put the shoe on and wear it and it will stretch. Only leather though.
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Old 12-31-2008, 01:05 PM
 
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And buy good quality shoe trees to use when you're done. Leather gets moist and contracts as it dries. Ever used one of those chamois cloths to dry your car? It shrinks down to nothing as it dries.
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Old 12-31-2008, 02:21 PM
 
Location: Fredericksburg, Va
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Definitely take it to a shoe repair store---they can work miracles! It's not very expensive, either!
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Old 12-31-2008, 02:51 PM
 
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Doing it yourself may bust a seam.
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Old 12-31-2008, 03:18 PM
 
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You can go to any shop that sells cowboy boots and buy the spray leather relaxers . Definely a wooden adjustable stretcher is good fo any leather shoe especailly ones that will get damp or wet. The best are made from wood and are adjustableunless you buy somethiong like a custom pair of boots and have a set made .
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Old 01-01-2009, 09:32 PM
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yeah, took it to a shoe store. it helped. i just hope it lasts though.
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Old 01-03-2009, 08:36 PM
 
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I think it depends on how much you need them to stretch: a little stretching then it will work, but if you need a lot of stretching I recommend you buy a bigger pair of shoes.
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Old 01-05-2009, 03:18 PM
 
Location: A Land Not So Far Away
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I use mine but need a few more. Shoes in my house get wrinkled and kinked a lot.
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