Wednesday, 26 June 2013

disaster averted...

 i went on a rare but much needed shopping spree on sunday morning.
i was desperate for a pair of summer flatties, as well as a couple of other bits n bobs, so i sprang into town on sunday morning for a swift hour.


i found the perfect flatties in both colour and in style and was so chuffed that the fact that they pinched my toes didn't deter me from buying them. They would soon stretch out...

...or not.

i have been away for a couple of days for a meeting and having worn them constantly the realisation that my perfect beautiful new shoes really are too small ;-(

but what a wonderful place the internet is.


having googled a remedy to my problem, i first tried the inserting a water filled plastic bag in the freezer trick (apparently the water turning to ice stretches the shoes) but that failed miserably with water going everywhere before the bags were even filled. 
then i found this unbelievably quick trick. if this worked it would be a miracle.

and it did! incredible! 
i was seriously sceptical, despite the long list of comments wowing over it.
if you have any fabric shoes that are a little bit pinchy go try it. seriously, a miracle.

all i need now is a little bit of a suntan to pretty up my pale feet.


9 comments:

Charlotte said...

wow - that is clever!

lamina@do a bit said...

Great tip... YAY!!! :)

Pam said...

I know that you state fabric but I have a pair of leather summer shoes and they are getting the treatment later, if it works bonus, if it doesn't nothing lost.

Di said...

Clever tip and even better to know that it works! Di x

Gemma L said...

Oooo, nice shoes, where did you get them from?

Isisjem said...

Love the shoes and now I need to go back and read the fab tip. I really struggle to find flat shoes that are comfy

Archie the wonder dog said...

What a great tip! I've taken walking boots, etc. to the cobbler when they've been slightly too short in the toe and he stretches them but this is worth a go for the odd time it happens! Thanks!
P.S. Lovely shoes!

moira said...

those shoes are just perfect. I have shoe envy!

rachael {imagine gnats} said...

awesome! and would you believe that i went out looking for my own toms ballet flats and they were sold out ;(