any help on this,ive had to stretch my boots round the bunion area,bought a shoe stretcher and left it on a coupledays , not really done much,the boot is leather ,ankle style, quite supple really but really putting pressur on,i have had to cut a pair of shoes to relieve pressure ,am icorrect in saying an old remedy was to put a peeled potatoe in the shoe. iknow one used to put a potatoe wrapped up for a sore throat ,any suggestions please
Started: 3rd Jan 2013 at 14:32
Did you buy any shoe strecher spray, ecmdj ?
Replied: 3rd Jan 2013 at 14:39
See Rickards the shoe mender in Hallgate.
They use fluid to soften the leather first, before applying pressure in places with various tools.
Replied: 3rd Jan 2013 at 14:41
Tried the shoe stretcher spray on work boots, did nothing.
The old crumpled wet newspaper packet in the boot did though. Try it for a couple of days, Christine. As much wet newspaper as you can pack in, leave to dry, shouls be a bit better after that.
Replied: 3rd Jan 2013 at 14:43
thanks both of you no kryten it wasnt a spray ,i got it from clarks where igot the boots,not cheap i must say,will try cloggers as dostaf suggested
Replied: 3rd Jan 2013 at 14:46
mac, i knew there was sumat newspaper wet newspaper ,i will try that before i part with anymore cash
Replied: 3rd Jan 2013 at 14:50
Mr Rickard has a set of tonge-like doings with a ball on one side and a hoop on the other. As they come together, the area of leather between them is stretched.
You show him exactly where your bunion is, and he applies the doings in the corresponding place on the shoe/boot.
Replied: 3rd Jan 2013 at 14:51
if all else fails will go to mr rickard dostaf .
Replied: 3rd Jan 2013 at 15:04
He's a gent, Ecmdj and will give you advice, whether you are using his services or not.
Not a rip-of merchant, either.
Replied: 3rd Jan 2013 at 15:06
Replied: 3rd Jan 2013 at 15:31
My aunt used to swear by the potatoe method
Replied: 3rd Jan 2013 at 16:33
Like a clenched fist!
Replied: 3rd Jan 2013 at 17:27
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Oooohh, that sounds nasty.
Try the cobblers.
Replied: 3rd Jan 2013 at 17:30
Gawd bless yer.
I'm not too proud to accept charity.
Replied: 3rd Jan 2013 at 18:28
I noticed, and no, I DON'T want a bleedin' Big Issue!
Replied: 3rd Jan 2013 at 18:30
If you don't get your 'problem' looked at, it may become a big issue.
Replied: 3rd Jan 2013 at 18:37
Thus creating an even greater desirable me!
Replied: 3rd Jan 2013 at 18:51
I meant issue as in unsightly discharge.
Replied: 3rd Jan 2013 at 18:52
IF a doings wont work try a thingy or a wottsit,
Replied: 3rd Jan 2013 at 19:48
Replied: 3rd Jan 2013 at 19:52
give em a good dubbing, then get the stretchers into play.....leave overnight.ps....no charge, i"m retired.
Replied: 4th Jan 2013 at 01:16