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How to Stretch your Heels to Fit

High heels, thick socks, blow dryer

February 11, 2022

I’m Abby!.
I'm a certified & published fashion stylist located in Silicon Valley with speciality in personal styling, color analysis and runway, commercial, and editorial styling.

Have you ever gotten the right size pair of heels but they didn’t fit width-wise? Or, maybe you have wide feet and feel like you can never wear the gorgeous heels your friends wear?

I have a solution for you!! One of my clients recently tried this and IT WORKED!! 

The solution is to stretch your leather heels by wearing socks and using heat. 

Here’s your guide:

  1. Put on two pairs of thick socks
  2. Put on your heels 
  3. Take a blow dryer and heat the heels of your shoes while keeping them on your feet. Move your feet around and flex your arches while continuing to blow dry them. Keep doing this for 2-3 minutes until your leather shoes are hot.
  4. Walk around in your heels while they start to cool down. You will notice that they are stretching. 
  5. Once the heels have totally cooled, remove your socks and put them back on. Check the fit and the amount of space you have. If you feel like they need to be stretched more then repeat steps 1-5. 


Have you also tried this? Let me know how it worked below! 

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  1. Ondrea says:

    This trick is amazing!!! I have a favorite pair of shoes I rarely would wear or would kill my feel walking around In them cuz my toes were scrunched, but I tried this and now they fit perfect!! Thanks for the tip!!

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