I am a devout online shopper. I mean, I thrive in the retail world in general, but I find some ridiculously-good deals online. That being said, sometimes my much-anticipated purchases arrive and I find that… well… they don’t quite fit.
Case in point – I bought these suede flats with ruffles last week for $38.88, but the additional 40% off code I used made them final sale. I ALWAYS wear a 6.5 in flats so I thought it would be a certain success. But then they came and while I could put them on, I knew that they were so snug, wearing them out would certainly lead to permanent foot damage! So I combed the internet and came across a post on The Guardian via Sian Berry that has changed my life – how to stretch or break in leather shoes that are too tight in 20 seconds. You’ll need a pair of socks (preferably with Boston Terriers on them:) and a hairdryer.
Here’s how it goes:
- Put on the socks and squish them into your tight shoes.
- Turn on the hair dryer and aim the warm air at the snug areas while flexing your feet, standing on your tippy toes, etc for 15-20 seconds.
- Turn off the hair dryer and let the shoes cool (while still wearing them).
- Take off your socks and try the shoes on without them. And if you still need more give, just repeat steps 1-4!
Pretty easy, right??? :)