Make It Work

Loftiss says “Make It Work” Monday: Making tight shoes fit!

So you all know my love for gold. Well a few weeks ago not did I  find gold flats but  shiny gold flats that were on sale. YES!!!!!! The only problem was they were a size 9. I am a true size 9.5. Of course  I bought them and thought “Oh well…I’ll just Make It Work!” I have always heard fables of putting snug shoes in the fridge to stretch them. I decided to try it myself!


My Wizard of Oz slippers…just gold instead of ruby!

I grabbed gallon size ziplock bags and filled each of them with water. You want the water to fill the entire shoe- no empty space.

Next I placde both shoes in a ziplock bag just in case they choose to leak (they didn’t) and put them in the freezer. I forgot to tell my fiance’ of my experiment and he heard them ask “Baby why are there shoes in the freezer?” whoops.After 8 hours I pulled them on and walked around the house trying to gently stretch them. Ohhhh they were cold!!!!! I did this process twice (8 hours each).  I then left them overnight in the freezer.

I woke up the next day and let them thaw in the tub. I have to announce IT WORKED!!!!!!!! I don’t think this process would work up to a full size. But if you want to stretch a shoe to a 1/2 size I say do it!!!! Def will work for leather, running shoes, flip flops and loafers like mine.

Here’s a pic of me Thursday morning on the way to Dallas. My shoes were the perfect travel shoe.

Ohhhh I’m so happy I trusted my gut and picked up these babies! Let me know if you try this. Check back for Fashion Week trends! Annnnnnd don’t forget to send me your questions!!! Loftiss says “Question Time: What do you need help with in your closet?!?!?

xoxo, Loftiss

2 thoughts on “Loftiss says “Make It Work” Monday: Making tight shoes fit!

  1. I love this!! A coworker told me a while back that this technique worked,,,but I’ve been scared to try. I have a pair of Geox wedges that are just itching for a stretch…maybe they’ll make it to the freezer tomorrow!! 🙂


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