How to make a shoe smaller
Making shoes that are 2 sizes smaller fit
We’ve all been in the situation where the ideal shoe no longer fits. Yes, this is traumatic stuff, people! And it can happen for a variety of reasons, like splurging on your dream shoe at the cost of your true size!
Many of my heels, flats, and sneakers have grown in size as a result of wear; foot shrinkage during the colder months of the year; and other factors I can’t understand! And having shoes that fit is often preferable to having shoes that are too large, as this can affect your swagger and can result in a trip or sprain.
The good news is that no matter what kind of footwear you need to make suit you a little smaller, there are a plethora of easily available, low-cost methods and shoe accessories to solve this little footwear conundrum! There are shoe inserts for too-big shoes, as well as some shockingly easy solutions like socks!
I get most of mine from Walmart, Amazon, or my local drugstore, and they’re all under $10 for a pair. Shoppers Drug Mart has the best deals in Toronto for in-store shopping. Please let me know if you know where I can get shoe repair accessories for even less!
Shoe tips : how to make shoes that are too big fit
Everyone has experienced the feeling of finding the ideal pair of shoes and going to put them on only to discover that they are simply too heavy. Thankfully, there are plenty of tricks you can use to wear big shoes without appearing ridiculous, whether they’re oversized in one place or all over.
Slip on several pairs of thick socks to cover and bulk up your feet in order to slip into bulky shoes. Try lining the soles of your shoes with tissue paper, toilet paper, or thin rags if they’re too long. Insoles can be used to cushion most shoes, ball-of-foot pads can be used to fill space in flats, and heel strips can be used to shrink the heel of the shoe. Continue reading for advice on how to walk in big shoes.
How to make big shoes fit smaller!
Another thing to keep in mind is the elasticity of the band. Make sure the bands aren’t too small or too tall, or you’ll defeat the intent of this hack and end up morphing the fitting even further.
These are very useful for shortening the length of your foot, increasing overall comfort, preventing your heels from sliding out of place, and preventing the development of blisters in the long run.
Cobblers work with shoes and can repair and shape them to suit your specific needs. They’ll charge a small fee for the service, but they’re capable of quickly deciding the best match for your feet and morphing your shoes.
Insoles do not make shoes tighter per se, but they do help fill in holes in wide shoes and make them feel more snug. They’re a perfect way to wear shoes that are too big, and you can use them in combination with other shoe-sizing techniques.
Heel liners are one of the simplest ways to make big heels fit. There are low-cost alternatives that you can tailor to your needs, depending on the seriousness of the issue. You may also combine these by using a hairdryer to shrink the shoe’s bulk.
How to make your sneakers fit smaller
“It’s easier to fit big than to fit tiny,” my mother always says when I’m not sure what size jeans, shirts, shoes, or any other garment to order. It makes perfect sense. Anything that is too big can be easily adapted to perfection, while something that is too small has no space for improvement (literally).
Shoes, on the other hand, are more difficult to shrink than shirts. At least, that’s how it seems at first. All of the shoes you find in your retro shopping sprees that run just a tad bit bigger will easily be taken care of once you’ve memorized the three methods ahead. This is fantastic news for your wardrobe, but not so much for your bank account.
Regardless, no matter your shoe woes—whether you have too much space around your toes in your new leather loafers or two or more fingers fit in the back side of your kicks—these three strategies are nice. The best part is that you probably already have the majority of the things you’ll need in your home. Unless you’re not a fan of DIYing and need assistance, in which case there is a system for that as well.