Saturday, 4 July 2015

My way (#13) - FAIL....

Over the years I seem to have developed some very definite ways of doing things and usually it's for a very good reason, so I like to share. 

Well this time I'm not sharing a tried and trusted method that makes my life easier, this time I've tested out what someone else had said worked for them. ...not someone I know actually, but a post on facebook linking to a post that I read a while ago so can't even remember who to give credit or feedback to, sorry.

If you have shoes that are a bit tight fill them with a plastic bag of water then freeze, because water expands when frozen therefore your shoes will stretch!

As you can see I stuffed the rest of the shoe with newspaper so the expansion could only happen one way. You'll be pleased to know these are new unworn shoes but even so I wrapped them in another plastic bag for hygiene sake.  So I left them in the freezer for 24 hours and it didn't work, so I did it all again for another 24 hours and again it didn't work.

What's your way?


Michelle said...

I wonder if the thread sewing the leather parts together is not stretchable? I did this once with work shoes and it worked slightly. Although I find wearing a couple of pairs of socks and wearing around the house an hour a day worked better. Not so good for your feet though! Nowadays I just charity shop shoes that hurt. Or pass to C. We had a pair of shoe stretchers once for men's shoes.

MumB / @mumbosh said...

Oh you could be right about the thread Michelle. I already have a pair of these and they are the most comfortable summer shoes I've had so bought another pair but unlucky second time. This weather is also making my feet very swollen so may just keep them to wear with socks on cooler days for a while as you suggest. Thanks.