To stretch patent leather shoes, take a plastic bag, and fill it halfway full with water. Seal the bag tightly. Place the bag in the shoe, and put the shoe in the freezer. As the water freezes, it expands, fills the available area and presses on the edges of the shoes to make them bigger. Put the shoes on and relax as they defrost and mold around your feet.Know More
Heat is also effective when trying to stretch patent leather shoes. While wearing a pair of thick socks, put the shoes on. Put a hair dryer on the hottest setting, and direct the air toward the tightest part of the shoe. As that area heats up, the leather becomes pliable, and it stretches around your feet.
Another option is to fill the too-small shoes with a layer of rubbing alcohol. Use a spray bottle to apply the rubbing alcohol, and put the shoes on while still wet. Wear them until the alcohol dries, and repeat the procedure until the shoes are roomier.
There are also commercial sprays that are designed to help the patent leather relax and stretch. A professional cobbler may also be able to make a patent leather shoe bigger.Learn More
Reef sandals are available in specialty footwear, surfing and other water-sports retailers, such as Eneslow and Blades, as of 2014. They are also available in a number of retail outlets online.Full Answer >
The DC Shoes brand name is an abbreviated version of the company's original name from when it was founded in 1994, Droor's Clothing, a brand that has since been sold off and is now defunct. Since the Droor's Clothing brand was sold, DC Shoes has been known simply by the name DC Shoes, as the company is no longer associated with the Droor's Clothing name. The company's founders, Damon Way and Ken Block, started DC in Huntington Beach, and since its founding it has been acquired by the surf and skate brand Quicksilver.Full Answer >
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