8 Helpful Tips You Must Know To Make Shoes Smaller
1- Replace The Insoles Of Shoes
Insoles are the soft pads located inside of the shoes to provide your feet comfort, warmth, and support for wearing on hiking and other purposes. The manufacturing of insoles had different variants depending on the type and quality of shoes. But, usually, the insoles had manufacturing of foams and leather.
So if you had made a terrible mistake of purchasing the big size shoes in the charm of design, all you need to do is buy a high-quality suitable insole that fits ideal. But don’t forget that every variant of insole works for different purposes. If you are looking for a snug fit with good stability, then foam insole will be perfect for you.
On the other hand, leather insoles provide moisture-free space with breathability in shoes. The third most important type of insole is the gel that can absorb shocks and reduce joint pain.
Note: It would be best to try the type of insoles that we mention before purchasing a particular type of oversized shoes.
2- Try To Wear Thick Socks
The other common and easiest way of making the shoes smaller is to wear thick socks. It is one of the cheapest and effective footwear hacks that you should know if you trap yourself in such a problem.
Doubling the pair of socks will cover some space in the shoe, and at least you will not slip yourself because of a big shoe pair. The other alternate way of covering shoe space is using a thick layer pad that will cover all the areas in shoes. But the drawback of this hack is that it will only work in trainers and shoes, not in sandals and heels.
We recommend that you not wear thick socks in the summer season; this hack is only for winters. If you try to wear thick socks, even double in summer, your feet will sweat a lot, and the breathability will vanish.
Instead of wearing double socks in summer, you should try soft materials like cotton in the footwear area. If you are feeling uncomfortable with cotton, then use tissue papers or toilet papers. Now you will probably think that how we know this hack will work correctly for us or not?
Well, if your feet slide back and forth during movement, then this hack is working great. You can even stuff the shoe wherever you feel comfortable, depending on the type of shoe.
3- Use Water To Shrink Shoes
Some types of shoes can shrink in the water or even in leather conditioners. You can make this simple hack easier by simply air-drying the wet shoes. This will result in shrinking, so you need to carefully do this action because you may damage the pair of shoes you wish to wear if you cannot do so.
After wetting the shoe in the water, allow the sun to dry the pair of shoes, or you can use a hairdryer at a low setting with some distance. If you do not balance some distance between the airflow, you may damage your desired shoe’s leather.
Note: You can feel the difference by doing this process one time, but if you are still not satisfied, then you can make this process several times unless you find the right size for your feet. For more convenience, you can find many tutorials on youtube regarding the shrinking of shoes in water.
4- Stitching Of An Elastic Bands
If you are good at stitching and sewing, then this hack will be ideal for you. Otherwise, we will not recommend you to try this hack.
By stitching the elastic band, we mean to create a tight-fitting by pulling them together to the shoe’s heel area. For stitching, all you need is a needle with thread and an elastic band. After applying such a technique, you can make yourself a best fitting shoe, your desired edition.
5- Take Your Product To Cobbler
It is best to do all the hacks by yourself, but sometimes it is best and suitable to let the professionals do the job because they are experts. On the other hand, it would be best for you to take your product of such shoe to the professional cobbler if it is expensive and of high quality because you may also not want to spoil the edition for your home experiments on such expensive products.
We recommend letting professional cobblers do these jobs in simple meanings, and you should spend some money on the services if you want the perfect fitting because that money is worth the benefits.
6- Shoe Fillers
7- Footies With Socks
8- Tongue Pads
The tongue pads of shoes are another product, a simple life hack that costs some bucks. They are not much famous, but they will perform perfectly for your big size shoes.
You can easily place them under your boots’ laces, which enables you to wear them in narrow shape. There are thousands of right quality products that you can find on Amazon or eBay as well.
How To Make Big Shoes Fit?
The above article is all about how to make shoes smaller? We also had a vast knowledge of making a perfect fit for a big shoe for your convenience. No matter what the occasion is, comfortable is always the priority of everyone.
Sometimes we buy shoes which is the last one of our favorite edition but is bigger. Don’t feel hopeless; you can make that big size fit your feet with simple hacks that we will reveal.
Reasons That Made Shoes Unfit
You should pay attention to the closet or storage where you store your shoes that you wear rarely. Don’t forget to consider the quality of shoes that are exposed to extreme weather conditions. This will affect the fitting and the quality of shoes as well.
Most of us trash out the wrong boxes. You can use those boxes and can store your shoes in them. This will maintain the original shape of shoes, and you can wear them in the long-term as well.
2- Unboxing & Packaging
3- Changes In Life
Solution To Overcome These Issues
1- Shoe Strips
2- Let Your Shoes Wet
3- Adjust The Laces Of Shoes
Some Useful Tips To Avoid Buying Big Shoes
1- Measure The Size Of Your Feet
2- Consider Width And Read Product Description
We hope that you can finally live a stress-free life with your favorite pair of shoes with our brief explanation of this problem. Above in the article, we almost mentioned some life hacks that will not cost you money. But, some of them will cost you a few bucks if you do not want to experiment with your expensive pair with your DIY skills.
If you are looking for an honest suggestion, then we will highly recommend you to take your boots to the professional cobblers because they know a better solution of your problem. On the other hand, shrinking the pair of shoes in the water is also an inexpensive and quick solution that enables you to shrink your shoes from wherever you want.
By ending this explanation, you should know that if you had joint pain and mistakenly purchased a big size, we had mentioned some kind of insoles that you buy from local stores or even from online platforms like amazon to maintain the shape of your expensive beauty.
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Adil has been combining his love for fashion with his passion for writing for years. He enjoys tinkering with Shoes, scoping out the latest watches, and whiling away the hours at the computer – usually by writing about his findings.