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Shoe Stretching

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What Is Shoe Stretching?

Feet First Clinic offers professional shoe stretching services for shoes that are too tight. Stretching your shoes can create extra room to:

  • Accommodate bony protrusions or foot deformities such as bunions or hammertoes
  • Reduce blister-causing friction
  • Accommodate custom orthotics
  • Accommodate the natural swelling of your feet that occurs throughout the day
  • Help shoes fit if you are in-between sizes

Shoe stretching can be done by drop-in: no appointment required.  We do however recommend calling ahead to ensure our shoe stretchers will be in the clinic when you arrive. 

We charge $15 for shoe stretching.  Shoe stretching is complimentary for patients and with the purchase of any of our footwear products.

About Shoe Stretching

How Much Can My Shoes Be Stretched?

Shoe stretching is best suited to expanding shoes that are close to the right size, but just a bit too tight. Stretching your shoes can increase:

  • Width: Increase of up to one size widthwise
  • Length: Increase of up to 1” inch lengthwise
  • Toebox: Increase of up to 1” in the height of the toe box
  • Instep: Increase of up to 1/2” in the vamp and instep area

What Types Of Shoes Can Be Stretched?

Most footwear made out of leather, suede, and other natural materials such as canvas can be stretched including:

  • Boots
  • Dress shoes
  • Loafers
  • Mary Janes
  • Clogs

Footwear made from synthetic materials can sometimes be stretched; however they may not stretch as much as those made from natural materials. 

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