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Question about "shoe shrinkage"

Hey -- Well this may seem odd, or simply unideal... but I may be wanting to attempt shoe shrinkage. : ) I've been searching all around for this specific pair of incredible shoes and I actually found them at discount (1/2 price) online but they may not fit snug *enough*. I hear leather will shrink after exposure to water... and heat. I'm not too sure if I really want to destroy them... but is there anything I can do to tighten the straps? They're a pump-heel, strappy -sandalesque type of shoe.

Any thoughts?! : )


Our response:
Of course! Number one thing you should consider doing is opening your phone book. Find a cobbler or a high-end shoe store (independent retailers are more likely to be helpful).

Straps... leather hole punch may do the trick.

Consider lining key heel and instep straps with moleskin or some variety of what Pedifix manufactures, called sling grips. We sell them at our store but you can certainly find them online.

Another product Pedifix makes that I LOVE is "shoe halters" These are adhesive leather or rubbery covered patches that stick to the insole of the sandal at approx. metatarsal. They prevent the foot from sliding forward in the shoe.

Last but not least, forego the nylons and get a peddy. Your foot will hold to the surface of the shoe infinitely better.
Tuesday, May 30th, 2006

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