How Do I Stop My Shoes From Squeezing?

By John DeMerceau

Even though a pair of shoes may usually fit and is clearly your size, they can start to squeeze your toes or the side of your foot for a number of reasons. New shoes often require stretching, and older shoes can become tighter after a rain. Your feet can swell temporarily due to weather conditions, which can also cause your shoes to squeeze. The easiest way to stop shoes from squeezing involves the use of a spray shoe leather stretching product.

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Shoe leather stretching spray helps boots that have become tight fit better and stop squeezing.

Step 1

Shake a can of shoe stretch spray well. Wear the shoes that squeeze.

Step 2

Hold your can or bottle of shoe stretch spray about 6 inches from the part of the shoe that is squeezing your foot.

Step 3

Spray the product onto the spot where the shoe squeezes as well as above and below it.

Step 4

Wipe off any excess with a rag or cloth.

Step 5

Walk in the shoes as you normally would. Repeat the treatment once or twice during the day if the shoes continue to squeeze.

Step 6

Spray the shoes with the stretcher spray before you wear them the next time. Once they stop squeezing, you can discontinue spraying them; resume using the spray if they start squeezing again for any reason.