Oversize shoes can be a nightmare. In this post, you learn different things to do to an oversize shoe.
Use an Insole
Insoles are a must have shoe accessory. It offers both comfort and take up extra space making the shoes the right fit. Insoles are perfect for every shoe type.
Use an Elastic Band
How well can you sew? For this hack, you’ll need elastic bands (for each shoe), a needle and thread. Be sure to use a very strong elastic band.
The elastic band is sewn inside the back of the shoe. This enables you to constrict the shoes giving you a tighter fit. This method can be used in combination with the water method below.
Use Water to Shrink the Shoes
The process is simple. Get the shoes wet. Let the shoes dry in the sun or use a hair dryer. Repeat until the desired fit is gotten. This process however has some clause;
- For leather or suede shoes, use a spray bottle to get them wet. For casual/athletic shoes, soak in water (not for long!)
- Do not hold the hair dryer very close to the shoes. Some shoes can melt or burn.
- Condition the shoes( leather and suede) after you have gotten the right fit.
Use Thick Socks
This hack is applicable to shoes that actually require socks such as athletic shoes and boots.
In the absence of thick socks, you can wear multiple socks. This is not suitable for warm or very hot weather as it can make you very uncomfortable.
Use Wadded-up Materials
This is the basic go-to hack that almost everyone uses. Wadded-up materials are materials such as cotton balls, toilet paper or even thin rags. Remember, you are to use just one type of material not all (lol!😂)
These are stuffed to fill inside the space at the tip of the shoes. It’s best for flats, boots or closed-toed heels especially if you feel your feet sliding when walking.
Note; this hack is not suitable for athletic conditions or very long walks as the material used to stuff the shoes can get gross and uncomfortable.