Madre's Shoe Tips: How to Shrink Your Shoes to Fit Your Feet
It is a general rule to know when purchasing your clothes, better to take one size bigger - be it shirt, pants, or shoes. I mean, it would make such a perfect sense because you can easily alter to your fit. Whereas if it is smaller than your fit, there would be no room for alteration.
Alas, a shirt and a pant are much easy to alter than a pair of shoe (or at least for those who don’t know how to).
Nevertheless, I am here to share three easy methods that are great for any types of shoes – be it too much room at the front, or the back, or it just not fit right.
#1. Blow Dryer Method
For a pair of leather shoe that’s a bit loose, get grab a water-filled spray bottle and your blow dryer. Start with lightly spray your shoe, and blow-dry your shoes with medium heat. When it’s completely dry, try it on. If it’s still a tad bit lose, repeat it until it fits you perfectly.
#2. The Cushion Method
For loose pumps, boots or sneakers, you can put a sole in the back of the shoes. If there’s too much space at your toes, place a sole that fills in the open area. Or if there’s a gap between the top of your feet and the inside of the shoe, place a full sole to elevate your foot.
#3. The Dryer Method
For canvas shoes, you will need to completely soak them. Once they are completely soaked, put them in the dryer for at least 10-15 minutes. The heat from the dryer would shrink the canvas shoes in a blink of an eye.
If you have shoes that you wanted to buy but you scared that its a tad bit bigger for your feet, maybe now you could since we already taught you how to shrink your shoe to fit you perfectly. It's great news for your wardrobe, but maybe not such good news for your bank account as you can shop more now!