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How can I stretch my boots??

Postby pastafreak » 16 Jan 2010, 10:39

I have a lovely pair of dress leather boots that are cut quite narrow-for me anyway. I wonder if there is a way to stretch them quickly, and bypass the blister stage.
Thanks for all advice given.
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Re: How can I stretch my boots??

Postby rabbitygirl » 16 Jan 2010, 15:50

Peel some large potatoes pasta and jam them into toe width area of the boots and leave for a day or 2. Obviously you need to get exactly the right sized potatoes. The moisture released from the potato goes into the leather and the force of the potato stretches the leather. They are not that moist that the inside of the boot is wet and no staining on the outside either. Did this some years back - and it worked. But don't expect a huge difference.

And don't forget to remove said taters before your put your (now hopefully fitting) boots on!
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Re: How can I stretch my boots??

Postby pastafreak » 16 Jan 2010, 16:55

Oh Thanks hun!!.....I am sitting here giggling over the though of stuffing my boots with spuds. But- I WILL give it a go.... :grin:
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Re: How can I stretch my boots??

Postby pinky » 16 Jan 2010, 19:41

Purchase a stretching fluid to place on the boots. Dyo makes a shoe stretching liquid that can be applied to leather or suede boots. It stretches out the material without damaging the boots.

or

Find a shoe stretcher to use on your boots. These devices are placed inside the boots and stretch them out by expanding the shoes' width or height.
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Re: How can I stretch my boots??

Postby bermbits » 16 Jan 2010, 21:26

BOOTS! When I first read the subject, I thought you wrote, uh, oh never mind...
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Re: How can I stretch my boots??

Postby pastafreak » 17 Jan 2010, 14:56

Hmmm,,,that's about as much as I could expect at 2.26am


hold on!!....that's my time....whereas it was a wee bit earlier where you are!!
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Re: How can I stretch my boots??

Postby Ice.Maiden » 18 Jan 2010, 13:45

Lol @ bermbits!!!
Pasta hun - all the above ones'll work, but damp newspaper does the trick as well. Roll it up and force it down into the foot part right to the toes. Leave for a few days, then remove the now-dried newspaper. Your boots will've stretched.
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Re: How can I stretch my boots??

Postby pastafreak » 26 Jan 2010, 17:12

Before I threw out all the Sunday papers, I used some for icey's suggestion....and its working..!!

Thanks hun x

next time it will be the spuds.
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Re: How can I stretch my boots??

Postby pilvikki » 29 Jan 2010, 21:43


thanks for asking, pasta! my R foot is ½ size bigger than the left, so i either flip-flop with the one that fits my R foot.... or feel the pain... now i'll try the stretches.

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Re: How can I stretch my boots??

Postby pastafreak » 30 Jan 2010, 19:15

Do try it vikki....my left foot is also a bit bigger than my right.This helped and you can keep the paper in place for as long as necessary.
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Re: How can I stretch my boots??

Postby Toula » 31 Jan 2010, 08:04

Pasta, have you tried this method hun?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SaOqf2d-y30
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Re: How can I stretch my boots??

Postby pastafreak » 31 Jan 2010, 08:43

Awwwwww...my boots would have to be man-size to stuff Caspar in 'em!!!!!!

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Re: How can I stretch my boots??

Postby Ice.Maiden » 16 Feb 2010, 08:25

Lol!! Well his paw might fit in!

Toula - what a cutie!
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