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shoe stretching

Started by: ecmdj (8186) 

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

Posted by: kryten (inactive)

Did you buy any shoe strecher spray, ecmdj ?

Replied: 3rd Jan 2013 at 14:39

Posted by: dostaf (inactive)

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

Posted by: Mac (inactive)

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

Posted by: ecmdj (8186) 

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

Posted by: ecmdj (8186) 

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

Posted by: dostaf (inactive)



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

Posted by: ecmdj (8186) 

if all else fails will go to mr rickard dostaf .

Replied: 3rd Jan 2013 at 15:04

Posted by: dostaf (inactive)

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

Posted by: dostaf (inactive)

Replied: 3rd Jan 2013 at 15:31

Posted by: erontquay (inactive)

My aunt used to swear by the potatoe method

Replied: 3rd Jan 2013 at 16:33

Posted by: Mac (inactive)

I use that method with prophylactics, EQ.

Replied: 3rd Jan 2013 at 16:37

Posted by: dostaf (inactive)

Funny place to have a bunion.

Replied: 3rd Jan 2013 at 17:03

Posted by: Mac (inactive)

Like a clenched fist!

Replied: 3rd Jan 2013 at 17:27
Last edited by Mac: 3rd Jan 2013 at 17:27:33

Posted by: dostaf (inactive)

Oooohh, that sounds nasty.

Try the cobblers.

Replied: 3rd Jan 2013 at 17:30

Posted by: Mac (inactive)

They are lik...ah, the one on hallgate.

Replied: 3rd Jan 2013 at 18:20

Posted by: dostaf (inactive)

Gawd bless yer.

I'm not too proud to accept charity.

Replied: 3rd Jan 2013 at 18:28

Posted by: Mac (inactive)

I noticed, and no, I DON'T want a bleedin' Big Issue!

Replied: 3rd Jan 2013 at 18:30

Posted by: dostaf (inactive)

If you don't get your 'problem' looked at, it may become a big issue.

Replied: 3rd Jan 2013 at 18:37

Posted by: Mac (inactive)

Thus creating an even greater desirable me!

Replied: 3rd Jan 2013 at 18:51

Posted by: dostaf (inactive)

Callow youth.

I meant issue as in unsightly discharge.

Replied: 3rd Jan 2013 at 18:52

Posted by: Mac (inactive)

The discharge will post anon....

Replied: 3rd Jan 2013 at 18:56

Posted by: bentlegs (4619)

IF a doings wont work try a thingy or a wottsit,

Replied: 3rd Jan 2013 at 19:48

Posted by: dostaf (inactive)

Replied: 3rd Jan 2013 at 19:52

Posted by: kryten (inactive)

I have a link for that also.

Replied: 3rd Jan 2013 at 19:58

Posted by: dostaf (inactive)

I know.

Replied: 3rd Jan 2013 at 19:58

Posted by: billy (26053) 

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

 

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