Daily life presents us with challenges, big and small. We’re often able to overcome challenges thanks to grandma’s advice, as we recently found out when we talked about some alternative uses for this remarkable flour. Today we’re going to talk about a very common problem: shoes that are too tight or too stiff. Along with hairdryers and refrigerators, stretchy boots, sneakers, and a variety of footwear are two things we’re sure to have in our kitchens that might actually be great. Let’s take a look at what they are and how to use them correctly to avoid damaging your shoes.
When Not to Use a Hair Dryer and Freezer on Tight Shoes
Many of us use a hair dryer to loosen tight shoes. This is an effective technique. But not always. Dryer heat will only have an impact if the shoes are made of leather or suede. Regardless, you have to be very careful as they run the risk of becoming boring. For other materials, there are more effective products.
The same goes for refrigerators. Our grandmothers taught us to fill a bag with water, put it in a shoe, and put it in the refrigerator for a few hours. We can try this remedy on sneakers or canvas shoes. However, if we use it on more delicate fabrics, we run the risk of irreparably damaging them.
Use potatoes to stretch shoes
Less “dangerous” to shoes and easier to put into practice is the potato trick. Take a large potato, remove the skin, dry it and put it in the shoe. Let it sit for 10-12 hours and then remove. Shoes must be in the required size. If it’s still tight, repeat the process the next day.
Did we just buy our dream boots or some vintage sneakers online and unfortunately, we found out they were too tight? …Don’t worry. Let’s open up the pantry and get out the wheat grains we use to make cakes, pies, and cookies.
Grab a handful and drop it into a glass of water. Immediately after that, we fill the shoes with grain and let the wheat do its work in the shade of the house. Moisture can make the particles larger, which can make your shoes larger. We put the shoes on and unmould them while they were still wet. Now we can dry them in peace. This applies to all fabrics except suede.