Homemade Liquid Shoe Stretch

Leather shoes can often be stretched using a liquid shoe stretch product. You can save money by making your own with products you probably have around the house. This is a guide about homemade liquid shoe stretch.

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I am about to try this, but thought I'd share it meanwhile. From what I've read here, I think I'll try dipping a laundry softener sheet into 1/3 rubbing alcohol and 2/3 water mixture. This will be thin enough to wear a while, but will also carry the stuff mentioned in other recipes here. Maybe I'm on to something?

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    How do I make homemade liquid shoe stretch?

    By Carrie D.

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    Dampen a bar of soap with water, rub it on the inside of the shoe, then put the shoe on your foot. Repeat as necessary until the shoe has stretched enough.

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    What can be used to stretch out fabric/non-leather tennis shoes without staining them?

    By KB from Indianapolis, IN

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    Fabric won't stretch, you'll end up thinning the fibers and getting holes. A synthetic leather shoe or a leather shoe can be stretched with a broom handle and elbow grease

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    How do I make shoe stretching spray?

    By gadson

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    1/3 rubbing alcohol to 2 parts water. Put into a spray bottle. Spray then wear shoes as they dry.

    This is what is in the expensive sprays.

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    Do these homemade solutions work on non-leather shoes? I bought a pair for a wedding that have a satin finish on the outside and man-made material inside.

    By Rita A.

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    70% rubbing alcohol 1/4 cup

    glycerine 1 tbsp

    liquid softener 1cap full

    water 2 cups warm

    * mix all ingredients in a spray bottle while waters still warm stay problem areas on shoe while wearing or stuff shoe with a white sock and spray. let dry, repeat as needed til you achieve comfort.

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    How do I make shoe stretcher spray?

    By Joe from NY

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    Use body lotion. I have had good luck using body lotion or hand lotion to rub into the inside of the shoe where it needs to be stretched, then wearing it. Wearing thicker socks also helps. I have a two way shoe stretcher which works well for length and width but if the shoe is tight in the vamp/instep, the shoe stretcher doesn't work there. So I just work a liberal amount of lotion inside the shoe all around the whole area that is tight. The shoe stretcher does not widen the toe or raise the toe either, so I dampen a wad of tissue, wedge it in just right, and then force it with the shoe stretcher for a day or two to dry.

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