We’re all there: the perfect shoe that no longer fits. Yeah, Al, that sounds pretty crap to me. And that can happen for several reasons, not just joining the shoe of your dreams at the right size!
So if you are looking for some shoe repair hexes on how to make shoes smaller, or how to keep big shoes fit, here are relatively inexpensive solutions to make your shoes fit better Is.
Looking for the opposite solution, how to fit big shoes, maybe? Check out my new post on how to spread shoes (some great, easy tips here too!).
I have a lot of heels, flats, and shoes that have grown out of wear. I can’t explain it due to leg cramps and other reasons during the colder months of the year. And it’s best to wear shoes that fit your loose shoes that affect your swings and result in travel or sprains.
Sometimes I need to know how to make shoes smaller in width, sometimes longer. Some shoes that are usually bulky require both shortening and tightening.
The great news is that there are plenty of easily accessible, low-cost ways and shoe accessories to fix this little shoe fabric, no matter how hard you try to make it a little smaller. Kind of shoes needed! They have a very large pair of shoes and some amazingly simple solutions like socks!
This is especially good for those of you who can’t find enough shoes for small feet.
3 Ways to Wear Shoes That Are Too Big
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#1 Wear thick socks (or more than one pair).
Perhaps the easiest thing you can do to fit a loose pair of shoes better is to “bulk up” your feet with deep layers of socks.
For example, you could try a swimsuit for a bold set of staff socks or a shiny pair of dress socks or tights. You can even wear two or three pairs of socks on top of each other – the deeper the shoe, the tighter the shoe will fit your feet.
For the best: athletic shoes, boots
Note: This can be a painful choice in hot weather, especially if you get sweaty feet.
#2 Fill the toes of your shoes.
In a pinch, you can use cheap, dirty stuff (such as cotton balls, tissue paper, toilet paper, or even thin rags) to fill in the gaps on the tip of your shoes.
This is a great choice if you feel your feet moving backward from the front of your shoe – plus, it’s something you can do anywhere.
For the best: flats, shoes, close toe heels.
Note: Not a particularly good choice for athletic situations or long walks – heavy use can make the “filler” material aggregate and painful.
#3 Use an insole.
An insole is a soft pad (usually made of foam or gel material) that sits under your feet in shoes to provide support.
Insoles are often intended to help with posture problems and discomfort, but they also work easily to take up extra space in shoes that are too loose. Insoles can be bought cheaply in most places where shoes are also sold.
For The Best: Most shoes (including heels and open-toe shoes)
Note: If you can, try on any insoles before buying to make sure they are comfortable to wear. Well-known brands like Dr. School and Foot Petals offer comfortable, long-lasting insoles, but any quality insole brand should work. High-end insoles can run $ 50 or more but provide comfort and support at the top.
#4 Use ball-of-foot pads.
Sometimes, adding “full” insoles to a set of shoes can make them look uncomfortable or weird. Fortunately, other, smaller cushioning devices are usually sold along with insoles.
One such device that is useful for very large shoes is the partial pads that sit directly under your feet (this part just before the start of the toes).
These single, hard-to-see pads provide a thin layer of friction and support, making them perfect for heels that are a little too big but suffer when wearing full insole.
For the best: heels, flats
Note: These often come in many colors, so you can try to choose a pad that is in a color that compliments your shoes.
- Don’t forget to look for heel and ankle shaped straps. Some shoes (usually sandals and heels as well as sometimes shoes) also mean that they can be tightened manually with a set of adjustable straps.
- Always try them before buying a new pair to see if they fit. An ounce of prevention treatment here is worth a pound – it’s always better to know that your shoes don’t fit in the store instead of at home.