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Will my boots stretch?

Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
I fell in :heart: with a pair of black boots from primark yesterday and they only had the size below mine :( So I bought them anyway :D
Theyre made of fake suade kinda stuff. I can get my feet into them with a LOT of huffing and puffing, but do you think after a couple of wears they'll stretch a bit?
Please say yes! They are my babies

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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Fake suede I'm sure they will stretch. lol

    Buy some shoe trees (I think that's what they are called) from the shoe shop. They will help stretch them.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I did think of buying a shoe stretcher but I spent all my money on my boots :(
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    i think theres a spray you can buy and then you put something inside your shoe and it all helps stretch it
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    stuff them with newspaper
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    kangoo wrote:
    I did think of buying a shoe stretcher but I spent all my money on my boots :(
    Theres a shop up my high street called Steads. Im not sure if you have one but the shoe stretchers are £10. As with most shops they should be about that.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    AAHOOOWWWW OWW OWWWW

    I hope to god they stretch as I wore them today and they are the SHOES OF TORTURE :(
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I was going to suggest taking them to a proper cobblers and getting them stretched (like you would with leather boots) 'til I read what they're made of, I guess it'll be microsuede which should (in theory) have quite a bit of give in it and be something you can manage yourself.

    Which is the part that's tight? Is it the leg or the actual foot, as obviously the fact that it has a sole sized to be smaller than your foot is going to limit the amount of stretching the actual foot of the boot can do!

    Oh, and hope your tootsies feel better soon. Nothing worse than the SHOES OF TORTURE. Nice foot soak and coercing someone into giving you a foot rub should see you right :thumb:
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    persistence is the only possible solution. if they're beautiful shoes they're worth it!
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Its not the sole thats too small as my feet are the length of a size 3, the reason I wear a 4 is because I have wide feet and a high instep which is where they're pinching. My little toes look the worst of it. I might take em to the cobblers and see if they have any magical boot stretching devices
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    kangoo wrote:
    Its not the sole thats too small as my feet are the length of a size 3, the reason I wear a 4 is because I have wide feet and a high instep which is where they're pinching. My little toes look the worst of it. I might take em to the cobblers and see if they have any magical boot stretching devices
    Size 3! Thats dinky. :razz:
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Well size 4 really, as I found out today :no:
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    Saeed MSaeed M Posts: 270 The Mix Regular
    This thread reminds me of a Friends episode.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Just keep wearing them. I've got some cheapo boots that were a tad tight, and they fit like beauts now. :thumb:
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    My evil left foot is bigger. Maybe I can get a foot reduction on the NHS :chin:
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Maybe heat would help? You could try blasting them with a hair dryer whilst wearing them?
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    id try wetting them and stuffing them with newspaper
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    can you wet suedettey stuff?
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    i read that as "Will my booty stretch?"

    I guess I had one punch too much... uhh.
    well lets hope so.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Surely wetting them would shrink them? :chin:
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    not if they were stuffed to bursting point with newspaper or one of those shoe stretching things.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Faux Suede will definitely go mishapen, so they will loosen up. If you wet them you will ruin them, fake suede isn't designed for water. Put a protector on them before you get them wet.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    They fit lovely with no socks :)
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    kangoo wrote:
    They fit lovely with no socks :)
    in that case could u not wear them with those pop socks?
    they are thinner than propper cotton/wooly socks so u might just get away with em

    x
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    could you wear them with knee highs then (tights)?
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I'm wearing them with pop socks at the moment and they are stretching lovely :)
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    kangoo wrote:
    I'm wearing them with pop socks at the moment and they are stretching lovely :)

    That usually works, but when you're not wearing them you should use those boot stretcher things, they're quite good and they keep them in shape. Should cost under a tenner from shoe shops.
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