New shoes for School Formal? Don’t make the mistake of leaving it until the actual night of formal to wear your hot AF new shoes in!! This is the ultimate rookie mistake when it comes to buying shoes for life’s big celebrations. If it’s too late and you don’t have the time to pair your new heels with a cute pair of jeans, and have a girl’s day out at the movies where you can balance the pain with a healthy dose of sitting, then we suggest the below to get you formal shoe ready. Trust us, your feet will thank you for it!
Stretch Heels With Socks
The easiest and quickest of all three methods listed here. Grab your thickest pair of socks, put them on and squeeze your feet into your a-mazing new heels. Walk about the house for a solid weekend, if the mood takes you why not dance in them or perhaps have the squad round for a heel stretching slumber party…… no judgement.
Stretch Heels With Ice
We all took science class and learnt the basics, when frozen, water expands. Why not take this concept and apply it to a worthy cause, like getting your new shoes stretched and good to hit the dancefloor in time for school formal!
Fill a ziplock bag with water, ensure you have pressed all the air from the bag, zip it shut and then position it within your shoe. Place your shoes in the freezer for the day. When the water has frozen remove your heels from the freezer and let them sit until the ice melts enough in the bag for you to remove it from the heel.
All having gone well your shoe should have stretched to the desired amount. Be careful not to overstretch the shoe though.
Stretch Heels With Heat (Sun)
We luckily live in a super warm tropical climate here in Queensland so why not harness the power of the sun. Sit your shoes outdoors in full sun for 30 – 45 minutes once warmed up try twisting and turning the shoe to loosen them up while being careful not to over twist them. Try them on, if they still feel tight repeat for an additional 30 minutes. Should you have a Winter formal and the sun is not at its toasty best then we suggest you use a hair dryer, being careful not to melt or burn the shoe.