HOW TO STRETCH PATENT HEELS
3 TIPS FOR MORE COMFORTABLE PATENT SHOES
Patent shoes are the perfect choice for that pop of color and shine. But let’s face it, patent leather is not the friendliest of leathers for your feet. Before you publicly debut your patent shoes, you can safely soften and stretch them with these neat tricks.
1. Stretch your patent shoes with thick socks
Wearing your patent shoes a couple of hours a day with thick socks on can both stretch the shoes and protect your feet from blisters. There’s absolutely nothing wrong wearing your patent shoes while cooking or taking out the trash, for instance. Doing this every day will help make your patent shoes be a bit more comfortable and flexible. This technique is not for the short-tempered, patent leather takes a while to break in because it can be stubborn and stiff.
2. Stretch your patent shoes with a hair dryer
Using a hair dryer, warm up your patent shoes on low heat. Blow the hair dryer on the tight parts of the shoe. Remember not to aim the hairdryer on one spot for more than 20 seconds because too much heat may damage the leather! Move and flex your feet during the process to help soften up the shoes. Keep your socks on while it cools to allow your feet’s size and shape to conform to the leather. Repeat as necessary.
3. Have a professional stretch your patent leather shoes
If you have $15 lying around and don’t trust yourself enough to stretch your patent shoes without damaging them, we recommend you take them to the local cobbler. Leave your shoes to the experts!
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