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Stretching Vinyl Sneakers?

December 1, 2016

How do I stretch vinyl sneakers? I am hoping for a home remedy.


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December 2, 20160 found this helpful
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I've heard of scrunched up wet newspapers but I can imagine that might be messy. I would recommend filling a Ziploc bag with water and putting it in each shoe. Then put them in the freezer overnight.

Perhaps it would be better to put the bags inside the sneakers THEN add the water. Squeeze out as much air as possible and then leave them overnight to freeze. I'm not sure of the science but it's supposed to add half a shoe size to them.

I get the problem quite often but I used wooden stretchers available on Amazon.

Best of luck, Monique :)

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December 3, 20160 found this helpful
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You could try warming them. Vinyl becomes much more flexible when lightly heated. Then stuff them with old T-shirts and keep them lightly heated, say near a radiator for a few days

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December 7, 20160 found this helpful
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I posted this tip here on Thrifty a long time ago, give it a shot:

www.thriftyfun.com/Stretching-Tight-Boots-and-Shoes...

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December 5, 20160 found this helpful

i would use shoe stretchers in them ... or if you have a sibling or friend with slightly bigger feet. lett them wear them for a bit :)

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