If you have wide feet, you can probably relate to the problem that I am going to solve in this article.
This post will show you exactly how to stretch shoes for wide feet. It’s a simple, easy-to-follow method for cutting the excess shoe material off. So let’s dive into the discussion.
Steps To Stretch Shoes For Wide Feet:
Most people have narrow feet that’s why shoemakers manufacture narrow shoes. These shoes create problems for people that have wide feet.
This is because people with wide feet can not fit shoes and feel stuck all the time. Furthermore, they can not walk properly.
They think that they have only one solution and that is to buy the wide shoes from the market. But this is a time taking task and the best solution is to stretch the shoes.
Different ways are available to stretch the shoes but they are a bit complicated for newbies. Therefore, here we have discussed the simple guide that everyone can follow easily and fit the shoes.
So let’s review these easy steps.
STEP 1: Know Your Feet
Measure your feet with a tape measure or ruler and see where you fit. Measure from the tip of your big toe around your foot. Compare this measurement to the size of your shoe. If you are a wide foot, chances are you need a larger size.
If your foot is bigger than what’s recommended in the size chart, you should probably go for a higher size.
STEP 2: Find an Insoles Shop
Insoles shops are specialty stores that offer a variety of insoles and shoe care products. They usually sell one size per brand (for example men’s or women’s) and are usually easy to find in shoe departments at department stores. Most stores will carry a wider range of sizes and styles.
STEP 3: Shop Around
When searching online, there are many different sites to check out for the best deals. I prefer buying my insoles and shoes at a specialty shop because I like the personal attention I get, and I don’t have to worry about them losing my information or getting sold something they aren’t supposed to.
STEP 4: Stretch Your Shoes
Stretching your shoes is easy once you know what you’re doing. All you need is a shoehorn and some time.
Loosen Up Your Shop:
The first step is to loosen up your shoe as much as possible. You may have to pull your laces loose to get started. You can also stretch the front of your shoe with a shoehorn. When you’re done loosening up the shoe, try walking around and stretching again. Keep repeating the process until your toe box is the size it needs to be.
Cut the Toe Box:
Once you know the measurements, start cutting your toe box. Most shoe stores sell pre-cut toe boxes that they will attach to the back of your shoe. You mustn’t try to do this on your own.
STEP 5: Customize Your Shoes
Customized shoes are a bit trickier than normal shoes because it requires a bit of creativity. My shoehorn isn’t great at cutting my shoe toe box, but I’ve gotten pretty good at it. If you don’t have a tool that does a good job cutting your toe box, you’ll need to get creative. I like to take off the tip of my shoe first and then slice away the rest.
STEP 6: Make Sure Your Insole Is the Right Fit
The last step in stretching your shoe is making sure the insole is the right size. This is the most difficult part of shoe stretching because most of us don’t know the difference between an oversize and under-sized insole. You must buy the correct size because this will help make your shoes as comfortable as possible.
Over-Sizing the insoles will make the toe box too tight and limit your foot’s movement. Under-Sizing your insole will make your shoe too loose and uncomfortable.
Wrapping It All Up!!!
Stretch the insides of your shoes first and then stretch out the sides. It’s the only way to make sure they don’t become too tight.
If you find you’re having trouble with it, consider getting a pair of insoles to add to the shoe. They can be found at almost any store that sells athletic wear.
There are many more ways you can stretch your shoes, but this is one of the easiest. Furthermore, we have discussed a detailed guide above that will help you to avoid mistakes.