10 Best Stretchers for Stretching Out Your Shoes

We all can agree if your shoes are comfy that’s a good start to your day. Well don’t you worry, we are here to help. If your shoes are causing discomfort, you may want to start using a shoe stretcher.

If you are researching online to find out what the best stretchers for 2019 are, well look no further. I have combined all the data and found the #1 Must-Have stretchers and categorized them for you. Also, remember that you should always use a shoe stretch spray along with your stretching device to obtain fast but gentle stretching. I have a massive library of articles listed to help you with your shoes or foot concerns. All I ask of you, Please follow me on your favorite social media (Facebook, Twitter, Google or Pinterest) and share us online!


Best Shoe Stretcher Picks for 2019

FootFitter Professional 2-Way Stretchersale button

Received 4.9 stars out of 5 in customer reviewsFootFitter Professional Shoe Stretcher

Best features:


  • Beech Wood
  • 2-WAY STRETCHER: Efficiently Stretches Length & Width of Shoes! How a 2-way shoe stretcher worksHow a 2-way shoe stretcher works 2Ankle boot stretcher
  • SINGLE STRETCHER: Single Stretcher Only! Can Be Used for Right & Left Shoes!
  • BEECH WOOD: Beautifully Polished German Harvested Beech Wood.
  • SPOT RELIEF: Includes 3 Bunion/Corn Plugs and 14 Holes for Customizable Relief!
  • INSTRUCTIONS: Includes Comprehensive Shoe Stretching User Manual 

USE – For Length and Width Stretching! Also available in Men’s XX Large size US 14″-16″

For Men’s & Women’s Shoes, Ankle Boots and Sneakers

FootFitter Premium Shoe Widenersale button 

shoe widener stretcherReceived 4.75 stars out of 5 in customer reviews

Best features:


  • Men’s and Women’s Shoes and Sneakers
  • Use – Stretches Width Only
  • FootFitter Premium Shoe widener can help you with many foot problems and with foot pain caused by tight shoes, this stretcher is a must-have for wide feet.
  • With the Foot-fitter professional shoe widener stretcher you can widen the shoe in oppressive places. Comes with 3 plugs for corn or bunions and one stretcher fits both left and right shoe.
  • We also recommend using a stretch spray with your device for fast and gentle stretching. Made of polished beech wood and metal parts.


Women’s Shoe Stretcher

MARZ Ladies High Heel Stretcher Shaper 2-Way Adjustablesale button

high heel 2-way shoe stretcher example 3Received 4.8 stars out of 5 in customer reviews

Use – For Length And Width Stretching

Stilettos and High Heel Shoes

Best features:

  • One of my great find, eliminate break in periods for your new high heel shoes or tame those stubborn uncomfortable shoes that are giving you trouble, stretch and maintain both the length and width at the same time of your shoes to provide for a roomier, more comfortable fit, all day long.
  • Durable built, Made from tough polyurethane plastic & premium steel shaft. Relieve pain caused by bunions or corns by using the  (4) special pressure relief plugs (included) at the desired location. 
  • I recommend the use of a shoe stretch spray along with your device for fast but gentle stretching. 

 Pair of Large 3 to 6 Inches Footfitter High Heel Stretchersale button                                                            

footfitter high heel shoe stretchers pairUse – Stretches Width Only

Stilettos and High Heel Shoes

Received 4.9 stars out of 5 in customer reviews


Footfitter Premium 3″- 6″ High Heel Shoe Stretchersale button

shoe stretcher for high heels

Best features:

Look no further, this  Premium 3″- 6″ High Heel Stretcher is built to increase the width for 3″ – 6″ high heels. If your feet feel tight in the toe area, this is what you need.

  • Wear your favorite high heel shoes and feel comfortable at the same time! NOT INTENDED FOR USE IN WIDE OR NARROW WIDTH SHOES. Compared to other high heel shoe stretchers, this stretcher is perfectly made to fit into heels over 3 inches. Comes with 3 plugs for corn or bunions and one stretcher fits both left and right shoe.

We recommend using a liquid stretcher with your device. Made of polished beech wood and metal parts.

1″ to 3″ High Heel Shoe Stretchersale button

Use – Stretches Width Only

High Heel Shoes

Received 4.8 stars out of 5 in customer reviewsfootfitter 1.5 inches to 4 inches high heels shoe stretcher example 21

Best features:


  • Genuine Hardwood Wood
  • For shoes with heels between 1″ – 3″. Perfect for Pumps and other High Heels.
  • Comes with two Pressure Relief Plugs
  • Fits left or right shoe
  • All metal and wood components

FootFitter Cast Iron Ball & Ring Bunion Stretcher Spot Stretching Devicesale button 

footfitter cast iron ball and ring bunion stretcher example 1

Best features:

If you have bunion then the Footfitter Bunion Stretcher is the ideal shoe stretch solution.

If your footwear needs to be stretched only in one particular spot this Bunion Stretcher is the ideal solution for you.

This durable, heavy steel construction can even be clamped on over night. Also for faster stretching I recommend the use of a shoe stretcher spray along with your device for gentle but quick action.

FootFitter Toe Box Lifter Shoe & Boot Stretchersale button

FootFitter Toe Box Lifter Shoe & Boot StretcherThe Toe Box Lifter gives you extra room for your toes. It has a special design to stretch the toe area of your shoe. It also stretches a specific toe spot. Get relief for Hammer Toes and other sensitive toe problems with the FootFitter toe box Lifter.

One size fits all

Best features:

  • Made of heavy duty metal
  • Built in locking mechanism to allow for proper stretching
  • From the opening, it reaches 5 inches into the shoe
  • Will lift up 2 inches (recommended putting a filler below the toe box lifter for additional stretching) 

Vamp/Instep Stretcher (Men’s and Women’ssale buttoninstep raiser shoe stretcher 4

Best features:

This Premium Vamp/Instep stretcher device is made from hard maple wood and all metal parts.

The device will stretch upward the Vamp/Instep of a shoe if the instep need more room to relieves pressure in the most difficult area of your foot.

Stretch your shoe to maintain the fit you want, or with new shoes, you can eliminate the break-in period.

Ralyn Women’s Shoe Toe Box Raisersale button

Ralyn Women's Shoe Toe Box RaiserExpandable toe raiser stretches toe box to give toes more room and relieve bunions, hammertoes, crowded toes, overlapping toes, sensitive toes, corns and calluses

Best features:

Adjustable stretch allows you to stretch toe box to height you need

Slim form fits into most shoes; Fits into left or right shoe, so you only need one stretcher

Helps relieve Blisters, Bunions, Calluses, Corns, Hammertoes, Sensitive Feet, Toe Pain – Pinched Toes

Children Stretcher (Width Only)sale button

kids shoe stretcher example 1Stretches Width Only!

USE: Kids Shoes, Small Shoes and Women’s Pointed Toe Shoes

This is a must-have tool for any parent who is frustrated with buying shoes for their kids only to have them complain about the fit later. Great money saver in the long run. This professional children shoe stretcher star gives your kids all the benefit as the one for the grown up’s.  Available is many sizes from small to medium so a adult with smaller than usual feet can also benefit from this great product. Sizes to take care all the kid’s shoe up to juniors size 6. Where small size stretcher are too large. Kids shoe stretcher will be best for stretching women’s pointed toe shoes where the other stretchers are to large reaching the narrow toe. Available sizes: Juvenile #4 (1-6) and Infant #5 (4-13)

Best features:

  • Genuine Hardwood with steel rods
  • Comes with one Pressure Relief Plugs
  • Not sold in pairs, Fits left or right shoe
  • Perfect for shoes of men’s or women’s with smaller than usual size

Shoekeeper Wooden Shoe Stretcher and Spray Combosale button

Shoekeeper Stretcher and Spray Combo ex 1USE – For Width Stretching! Also available in Men’s XX Large size US 12″-14″

Men’s and Women’s Shoes and Sneakers

Received 4.8 stars out of 5 in customer reviews

This professional wooden shoe stretcher and spray combo will expand your shoes to the perfect fit. Shoe stretch spray softens leather and screw-driven wooden stretcher expands leather to eliminate pinching. Metal plugs included for spot stretching. Kit includes one stretcher device and one bottle of 4 oz. spray.

Best features:

  • Professional wooden shoe stretcher for width and shoe stretch spray
  • Spray softens leather to speed stretch time
  • Helps shoes fit correctly for added comfort
  • Stretcher comes with bunion and corn pieces
  • Use on right or left shoe

Sizes: M (Fits 8-1/2 to 10 – also fits women’s 9-1/2 to 11) L (Fits 10-1/2 to 12) XL (Fits 12-1/2 to 14)

Metal Stretcher for Stretching Boots and Steel Toe Shoes

New Men’s Boot Mallory Toe Stretchersale button

steel toe work boot stretcherWorks on any boot or shoes but a MUST HAVE for steel toe shoes, one stretcher fits both left and right shoe.

Received 4.9 stars out of 5 in our customer reviews

This professional metal boot stretcher is a must have if your steel toe shoe hurting your feet. This patented construction allows you to insert the Aluminum Boot Toe Stretcher deep inside your boots and the long handle allows you to work the stretching mechanism from the top of the bootsteel toe boot stretcher example 2 shaft. It has the ability to stretch shoes or boots. It is made from heavy duty cast aluminum and has steel moving parts that provides high-quality stretching results. How to stretch your boots? With this boot toe stretcher, pinching boots are a problem of the past and it will last longer than your boots.

Best Boot Stretcher Picks for 2019

Premium Boot Stretcher for Dress, Hiking and Work Bootssale button

boot stretcherStretches Width Only!

USE – Boots, Shoes and Sneakers

Received 4.8 stars out of 5 in our customer reviews

The FootFitter Professional Boot is a must-have for Dress, hiking and work boots, it even stretched out steel toe shoe width. Using one of those plug inserts on the sides and leaving the stretcher in overnight for a days or so well made a world of difference. Tight boots can make your feet numb over time, which is exactly why you need these! They work great. Your boots will be pretty comfortable after doing this. We recommend using a liquid stretcher with your device for fast and gentle stretching. Comes with 3 plugs for corn or bunions and one stretcher, stretcher fits both left and right shoe. Made of polished beech wood and metal parts.

FootFitter Professional Men’s Cowboy Boot Stretchersale button

Stretches Width Only!

USE – Men’s Cowboy Boots, Western Style Boots, and Shoes

cowboy boot stretcher 1Received 4.7 stars out of 5 in our customer reviews

This Western/Cowboy Boot Stretcher has a unique maple wood foot piece that fits perfectly into the tips of your Cowboy Boots. The Western Boot Stretcher is the perfect solution for prolonging the life of your finest pair of cowboy boots. Like every shoe stretcher in the FootFitter line, the Western Boot Stretcher is made with metal stretching mechanisms and fine wood to separate our stretchers from other stretchers on the market.

WESTERN STRETCHER: Designed specifically for western/cowboy style boots

MAPLE WOOD: Foot stretching piece made from quality maple wood

BUNION PLUGS: Comes with 2 adjustable bunion plug pieces for stretching specific areas

SOLID CONSTRUCTION: Made with all metal stretching mechanisms for durability

Small:Men’s 6-8,Women’s 7.5-9.5 | Medium:M 8-10.5,W 9.5-12 | Large:M 11-13 | XL:M 13.5-15

Professional Western/Cowboy Boot Instep Stretcher (Men and Women)sale button

cowboy boots instep stretcherReceived 4.6 stars out of 5 in our customer reviews

USE – Cowboy Boots, Western Style Boots and Shoes

Expandable instep raiser helps relieve painful tightness. Available in 2 Sizes for Men, 2 Sizes for Women. Can be used for right & left boot.

Vamp New Premium Boot Instep Stretchersale button

instep raiser shoe stretcher 5Received 4.2 stars out of 5 in our customer reviews

USE – Boots, Shoes and Sneakers

If you have high arches this Professional Boot Instep Stretcher will be great for you. you will able to stretch the top of the arch of the boots. It may be a little difficult to get it down into the boot, but once there and a little twist, it will work just fine.  We recommend the use of a liquid stretcher with your device for fast and gentle stretching.

Women’s Boot Stretcher

Women’s Boot Calf Stretcher – Cast Aluminum Combination Boot Instep and Shaft Stretchersale button

Boot Calf StretcherReceived 4.9 stars out of 5 in our customer reviews

This boot instep and shaft stretcher gradually stretches the boot calf area to relieve tightness around the calf muscles. This stretcher has a mechanism which allows for stretching the instep or the shaft of your boots. #1 MUST-HAVE to relieve tightness around the calf muscles.

  • Made from cast aluminum, Will last forever.
  • Also works on Dress, Western, Work, and Riding boots
  • One size fits all (view measurements)
  • Can also stretch boot shaft and boot instep at the same time

Cast Aluminum Boot Instep Stretcher and Vamp Raisersale button

Cast Aluminum Boot Instep Stretcher and Vamp Raiser ex 1If you have a tight fitting, uncomfortable boots this cast aluminum boot stretcher is perfect for you. Provide yourself with more room in the most difficult-to-stretch part of your boot. This heavy duty cast aluminum device is equipped with a screw mechanism that allows you to apply just the right amount of pressure to stretch your boots.

Best solution if you have a high instep or more room in your boots.

Made of heavy duty cast aluminum construction.

Can be used on either the left or right boot.

Protect your boots with Booti boot shaper (for 4 pairs of Boots)sale button


The booti classic boot shaper unrolls in the boot, adjusting to the boot’s form and maintaining it beautifully. Booti boot shaper has become very popular due to its efficient and simple handling, its effectiveness in maintaining boot quality, and its low price. Its light weight makes it a perfect traveling accessory.

Each bootie shaper  comes with 8 shapers for 4 pairs of boots large or small.
Booti boot shapers are chlorine-free, halogen-free, anti-static and unbreakable. Many colors to choose from.

Shoe Stretch Spray

Shoe Expander Stretcher Moneysworth & Best Shoe Stretch Liquid 3.5 Oz

Moneysworth & Best Permanent Shoe Stretch Liquid 3.5 Oz example 1Received 4.5 stars of 5 in our customer reviews

USE – Boots, Shoes and Sneakers

The shoe expander from Moneysworth & Best is designed to help stretch the main body of a leather shoe, like over the arch area and toes etc. If you have real leather toes (as opposed to some type of synthetic) on your sneakers, then this product will work wonders, if you can supply sustained pressure to the area you wish to stretch.  We recommend using a stretcher device with your liquid stretcher.

Shoe Stretcher Spray Kiwi Select Universal (1) 7oz

Kiwi SELECT Universal Shoe Stretch example 1Received 4.9 stars out of 5 in our customer reviews

USE – Western Style Boots, Boots, Shoes and Sneakers

Our #1 pick as the best shoe stretch Spray. Such a miracle in a can, I would call this product the best stretcher spray for 2017. The Kiwi Select stretcher spray has been developed to permanently stretch out gloves and shoes made of leather, nubuck, suede or reptile skins. Kiwi Select stretcher not recommended for use on man-made materials. A Spray Stretcher is a #1 Must-Have product with your stretching device, for speedy shoe stretching.

FootMatters Professional Boot Stretch Spray – Stretch Tight Fitting Leather, Suede and Vinyl Shoes or Boots – 4 oz.

FootMatters Professional Boot & Shoe Leather Stretcher - Stretch Tight Fitting Leather, Suede and Vinyl Shoes or Boots - 4 oz. ex 1Received 4.6 stars out of 5 in our customer reviews

USE – Boots, Shoes and Sneakers

The Cobbler Trusted Boot stretch Spray quickly worked to make a pair of boots go from “too tight to wear” to “my most comfortable boots”. It did take a couple of applications. It was a little tricky to get the spray inside the boot but I found that the product does not mark or stain the leather so it didn’t matter if it got onto the outside of the boot. We recommend the use of a stretcher device with your spray but some of our customers had great result without one. A Spray Stretcher the #1 Must-Have product with your stretching device, for speedy stretching.

Cedar Shoe Trees

Songmics Red Cedar Shoe Trees for Men-Adjustable Shoe Shaper 1-Pair

Men's Combination Cedar Shoe Trees example 1With Songmics Premier Men’s Wooden Shoe Tree, you can properly care for your footwear and extend the life of your best and favorite shoes. The Premier Shoe Tree features a sculpted toe that mirrors that natural shape of a shoe. Inserted into the toe of your dress shoes, loafers, or sneakers, this shoe tree helps your shoe maintain its shape so that it is more comfortable to wear.

Best Features

  • Made of durable red cedar wood, moisture absorbing, smell good with nice color;
  • Sold as a pair, available in a variety of sizes: ULST001 ( 6-7 ), ULST002 (8 – 9), ULST003 (10 – 11), ULST004 (12-13);
  • Twin tubes, durable and better shape your shoes. The length and the width all can be adjusted;
  • Suit for all kinds of shoes in the offered size range;
  • Width adjustable distance: 0-0.16″(0.4cm); Length adjustable distance: 0-0.63″(1.6 cm).

Woodlore Cedar Shoe Trees for Women

Woodlore Combination Shoe Trees For WomenColor: Cedar, Manmade sole, Medium Fits Sizes 8.5W-10.5N, Large Fits Sizes 10w-11.5N

Help protect your footwear investment with this Woodlore Cedar shoe tree. Made from cedar in a design that can be adjusted for length and toe width, it absorbs moisture naturally while keeping your shoe in the perfect shape.

Woodlore Women’s Adjustable Shoe Tree, Cedar

Woodlore Women's Adjustable Shoe Tree,Cedar best shoe trees


Split-toe design. Brass-plated steel hardware. Handy nylon strap makes this tree easy to remove. Aromatic Cedar, with its distinct fragrance helps repel insects and keeps closets and drawers smelling naturally fresh. Sold as a pair, Split-toe design, Brass-plated steel hardware, Handy nylon strap makes this tree easy to remove


FootFitter Cedar Shoe Trees Sir James, Men’s

FootFitter Cedar Shoe Trees Sir James, Men'sCedar Wood: Made from premium Tennessee cedar wood that keep shoes smelling great

Split Toe: Unique slider-plate adjustable split toe design for perfect width fit

Sold In Pairs: Choose as many pairs as you need to bring life back to your shoe collection

Men’s Sizes: Available in men’s sizes only. Choose from size Small to XXL.

Easy Handling: Fabric loop on heel allows for easy handling and storing when not in use

Bring the life back into your shoes with the FootFitter Sir James Cedar Shoe Tree. It has a slider plate that opens up the split toe design and completely fills out the toe box section of your shoes. To make the most of this shoe tree, we recommend rejuvenating the cedar scent by simply sanding the surface.

CedarFresh Women’s Premium Cedar Shoe Tree with Tension Spring Coil, 1-Pair

CedarFresh Women's Premium Cedar Shoe Tree with Tension Spring Coil, 1-Pair ex 1Just insert into the toe of your dress shoes, loafers, sneakers, or flats, this shoe tree helps your shoe maintain its shape so that it is more comfortable to wear. And because the heel brace attaches to the toe with a flexible, tension spring, you can use these Trees in your heels as well! Simply insert the toe of the tree into your shoe and brace the rounded heel brace on the shoe’s back.

Made from 100% natural red cedar, Helps maintains shape of shoes, Naturally neutralizes odor, Reduces moisture, extending life of shoes, Fits women’s shoes size 5-11

PediFix Arch Bandage

pediflex arch bandage best for arch supportThis little bandage is a miracle waiting to happen, if you have pain from plantar fasciitis and or heel spurs now you got help. It supports weak, flat, and fallen arches I have tried many shoes insoles and nothing came close to help relieve the pain, it even got rid of the pain in my heel from my weak and fallen aches. It also help reducing pressure on bunions…big and little toe. Often helps soothe pain from neuromas, Makes shoes more comfortable than others brands because of slim design. Please take note… This Pedifix Arch Bandage link are sold as pair, with every day wear it should last about three months, but I have 4 sets so I have support while the others are in the washer, Air dry will make it last much longer …trust me. 

 Best Toe Stretcher and Separator

Original YogaToes – Medium Sapphire Blue: Toe Stretcher & Separator. Fight Bunions, Hammer Toes & More!

Toe gem toe straightenerReceived 4.2 stars out of 5 in our customer reviews

Bunions undone. Foot pain vanished. Injuries re-set. Just check out the reviews on Amazon.com and elsewhere. Countless people have experienced incredible result. Created to revolutionize how we care for our feet, you simply slip them on and Yoga Toes do all the work! A vacation for your feet. It’s an easy and effective way to condition and strengthen this often overlooked part of the body.

Best Shoe Cleaners

Magic Best Shoe Cleaner Kit (8.5 Oz.) – Fabric Cleaner Solution with Brush – Sneaker Cleaner, Leather Cleaner, Basketball Shoes, Golf Shoes, Boots, Sandals and much More!

Received 4.9 stars out of 5 in customer reviews

Magic Best Shoe Cleaner is soft on your shoes, meaning it won’t crack, dry out, or otherwise fade their coloring, and a single use can keep them cleaner much longer. It work great on laces, around eyelets, on the full shoe body, and even on the rubber sole surrounding the shoe.

  • Safe, Non Toxic
  • Easy to Apply
  • Works on Leather, Suede, Fabrics and More
  • Removes Dirt, Grime, Stains and Grease
  • Great for Athletic Shoes and Sports Shoes
  • Just get a drying cloth, a bit of water, apply our shoe cleaner, and scrub until they look brand new.


Shoe Shine Kit Deluxe Set

Footfitter Exclusive Shoe Shine Valet Deluxe SetThis Shoe Shine Kit Valet Deluxe Set is Footfitter top of the line shoe shine kit. It come with all the essential care products, your shoes will look professional and clean to the touch. The set comes with a variety of supplies and a gloss coated wooden shoe box. The shoe box comes with storage space and a sturdy footrest. Footfitter Exclusive and professional shoe care at its finest.

3) Saphir Extra-fine Cream Surfine 50ml, Black Brown and Neutral

(1) FootFitter Shoe Shine Valet*

(1) Steel Arched 7″ Shoe Horn

(2) Exclusive Shoe Shine Brush Diplomat (Regular), Black and Brown

(2) Large Genuine Horse Hair Shoe Dauber, Black and Brown

Shoe Box Measurement (without the footstep): Length: 11″ Width: 8″ Height: 6″

Best Natural Shoe Deodorizer Spray 

Rocket Pure… Natural Shoe Deodorizer

Natural Shoe Deodorizer, Foot Deodorant Spray for Athletes example 1Received 4.6 stars out of 5 in our customer reviews

Foot Deodorant Spray for Athletes. Removes Odor, Stink From Bacteria. Mint Spray Freshens Better Than Powders, Antiperspirants, Insoles, Sneaker Balls. Use on Feet and Shoes. Ideal for any athlete, runners, including barefoot and minimalist, cyclists, hikers and skiers. Or anyone with stinky feet and shoes!Fights foot and shoe odor, freshens feet, sport shoes and sneakers. Deodorant spray directly for feet and deodorizer directly in shoes.Made in the U.S. of natural ingredients, no harsh or toxic chemicals, paraben free.

Rocket Pure Guarantee: 100% Satisfaction for the Lifetime of the Product, or 100% Refund or Replacement. They are a small family company with customer service as our top priority.

Made of essential oils of mint, eucalyptus, tea tree and thyme. Hundreds of sprays in each bottle: 120 ml / 4 fl oz. 

Best Leather Care

 Obenauf’s Leather Oil 8 oz. – Restores Dry Leather – Made in the US  

Received 4.8 stars out of 5 in our customer reviews

I have used the Obenauf’s Leather Oil product for about 6 years now and it is amazing in its ability to restore dried out leather boots, belts, bags and jackets to like new quality. It makes stiff new leather soft and richer looking. It does make the leather darker, but that is the nature of oil. It is all natural, does not smell and is easy to use. The treated item will usually get lighter again in a few days. 


Leather Honey Leather Conditioner, the Best Leather Conditioner Since 1968, 8 Oz Bottle

Leather Honey is the best leather conditioner, rejuvenates and conditions old leather and protects and softens new leather. Formula is non-toxic and water, snow and rain repellent. Leather Honey is proven to penetrate deep into the leather’s pores, increasing flexibility and durability.

Leather Honey prolongs the life of boots, leather furniture, saddles and tack, gloves, baseball mitts, apparel, upholstery and automobile and motorcycle seats and accessories. It leaves your leather feeling and looking beautiful. For use on all leather but suede. May darken some leather; original color typically returns in time.

 Showaflops Antimicrobial Shower & Water Sandals – Adjustable Slide 

Many styles for men’s, women’s and kids

Received 4.6 stars out of 5 in our customer reviews

Showaflops are the first – and most stylish – flip flops designed to protect your feet from all those places that germs might lurk! Perfect for public showers, gyms, steam rooms, dorms, camps, pools, locker rooms… Include unique drainage hole designs, antimicrobial layers & slip resistant soles to protect your feet against mold, fungus & bacteria on floors. So comfortable & fun…you’ll wear them everywhere!

Best Running Shoes for Flat Feet

ASICS Gel-Foundation 12

Best for: Severe over-pronators
Key feature: DuoMax Support System
Weight: 12.5 oz
Star Rating: 4.7 out of 5

The Asics Gel Foundation 12 enhanced grip on sole unit gives user optimal control. Very light weight shoe that does not sacrifice support.  Very fast shoe, Excels in tempo runs and race situations.  Affordable price, Not a hit on your wallet.

Brooks Beast 14 (Men)

Best for: Severe overpronators
Key feature: Progressive Diagonal Rollbar
Weight: 13.7 oz
Star Rating: 4.9 out of 5

If you have severe overpronation that can’t be taken care of by the Asics Gel Foundation 12 , you may want to consider the Brooks Beast 14. Built for those with the worst cases of pronation, motion control runner is equipped with BioMoGo DNA Diagonal Rollbar and improved cushioning. They’re so good, Versatile shoe for of fast runs or higher mileage. 

Nike Zoom Odyssey

Best for: Overpronators
Key feature: Zoom Air cushioning
Weight: 10.5 oz
Star Rating: 4.8 out of 5

Premium daily trainer,  Excellent stability and support,  Premium cushion for responsive transition and smooth ride,  Flymesh and Flywire upper provides comfortable and secure fit,  Handles high mileage in comfort.

New Balance 1260 v5

Best for: Overpronators
Key feature: Post Applied stability post
Weight: 11.6 oz
Star Rating: 4.8 out of 5

Reliable stability for mild to severe overpronation,  Redesigned, seamless upper.  Daily trainer capable of handling high mileage,  Midsole and outsole provide soft and smooth transition,  Continues long tradition of New Balance quality and performance.

Puma Steel Toe Shoe-Style, Comfort and Safety all in one

Heat, Oil and Slip Resistance. Men’s and Women’s styles-Received 4.9 stars out of 5 in our customer reviews

Who says safety shoes have to be bulky and ugly? The people at Puma Safety are here to change the game when it comes to steel-toed shoes. Just take a look at these Shoes and you’ll never suspect they’re hiding all the safety features your job site demands. Wear them 9-5 then out for drinks or errands afterward and no one will know they’re your “work shoes They’ve got athletic style, plus a durable steel toe and a heat-resistant outsole that will stand up to brief contact with surfaces up to 572 degrees F! That’s pretty hot! Plus, they’re also Static dissipative “SD” and anti-slip…  Heat and slip-resistant sole; Static dissipative “SD”; Breath Active lining; ever cushion MISS foot-bed for lightweight, cushioning, while also wicking moisture away.

What shoe materials do shoes stretcher device work on?

It is critical to consider the material you are trying to stretch. There are certain materials which are not compatible with any shoe expander. For example, the two way shoe stretcher works best for leather shoes. The major limitation comes in place of the flexibility of the material. But, there are many which can easily be used with any stretcher for example suede and a variety of leather can be used. You also can stretch out shoes a little that are made up of canvas or fabric material – Use stretcher in shoes that are damp but not completely wet. This would be the best time to use the plugs for bunion that came with your stretcher if you have problem areas. Leave in over night (12-24 hours) or till completely dry and do not add heat to shoes while stretching (hair dryer or clothes dryer) A stretcher can be your best friend or a big help getting your shoes back to their original size after washing fabric or clothe shoe  like the converse all star.

How to Stretch Shoes?

One of the most frequently searched things on the web is “how to stretch shoes” Have you ever bought the perfect pair of shoes only to find that they are just a notch tighter than you want them to be? While returning them is always an option, it is always possible that you do not want to do so. As such, you need to find an alternative which will allow you to wear these shoes comfortably. There are many stretchers on the market today, But they are not created equal. Only the best is good enough, why buy one that will break after a few use while you can get one to last you a life time.

1. Use a Shoe Stretcher

You can stuff socks into your shoes or old crumpled newspaper, but most times they do not work or you have to do them several times, but if you buy the best shoe stretching tool you are sure to get the job done right the first time quick and easy. Shoe stretching tools can correctly adjust the length as well as the width of the shoes. The knob can be turned to adjust the stretcher and get the shoe fits right.

We generally buy shoes which are one size smaller than our original size as shoe have a tendency to expand with regular usage. Before wearing shoes one should stretch it and then try them on so that it can really fit them well. If the brand provides you with a warning that the shoes cannot stretch any further then you should find your correct size and buy the shoes.

Directions on how to stretch shoes using a Two-way stretcher for width and length stretching

  • First, to soften the material of your shoe, it is highly recommended that you apply a shoe stretch spray on the inside of the area that need to be stretch. This makes the job a lot easier. However, you should test the liquid before using it.
  • The first section or the toe section is fitted with various holes of different size. There is a removable corn piece which is different in size; this one can be fitted into one of the holes where the pressure point is located. If you see that, there are some pressure points; then several corn pieces can be fitted.
  • Right before you insert the stretcher inside the shoe, it is recommended that you rotate the black structure of a wheel anticlockwise so that the back portion of the shoes very nears the front section of the two-way shoe stretcher.
  • Now carefully place the stretcher inside the shoe. Now turn the wheel clockwise you will see that the heel section is gradually moving towards the heel of your shoe. Once you reach a resistance factor, the shoe is starting to stretch.
  • Once you see that the desired length has been reached, you can now turn the hook handle clockwise. Do the same for about two to three times more.
  • Keep the stretcher in the previous condition for about 10–12 hours and to remove the stretcher turn the wheel and the hook handle counterclockwise.

The second kind of stretcher is a one-way stretcher. This kind is the easier one to use. This is made from wood most of the time. The shape of it is just like that of a shoe. All you need to do is, insert it inside the shoe push it till the shoe becomes of the size or width you want it to be. However, the extent of stretching depends on what kind of stretcher you purchase. Now, you need to keep the shoe in that condition for quite some time and then remove it.

Directions on how to stretch shoes using a one-way stretcher for width only

  • First spray the shoe stretch spray onto the portion of the shoe that is to be stretched and allow to penetrate.
  • Then put the stretcher into the shoe as far as it can go.
  • Then turn the handle of the stretcher until it becomes snug.
  • And then turn it two more times.
  • Let the shoe sit for at least 10 hours and until dry.
  • If the shoe is still tight, repeat the process.
  • Please note that this Shoe Stretcher will only stretch the width of the shoe – NOT the length.

Directions on how to stretch shoes with a Toe Box Raiser

  • First spray the area to be stretched (the inside) with Shoe Stretch spray that is included.
  • Then place the Toe Box Raiser Stretcher in your shoe and turn handle clockwise until stretcher marches the height of the instep of the shoe.
  • Continue to turn the handle of the Toe Box Raiser clockwise up to additional turns to stretch.
  • Leave the Toe Box Raiser in your shoe for 10 hours and repeat if additional stretch is needed.
  • Then repeat these steps for the other shoe if desired.

2. How to stretch your shoes using socks stretching:

The thickest socks are to be put on and then put your feet into the leather shoes. Then heat the leather portion with a dryer and bend your feet to and forth so that it can stretch comfortably. 

3. Freezing your shoe:

Freezing shoes also helps to expand them. A bag (plastic) can be filled with ¼ water and kept in a freezer and then that frozen bag can be kept in the shoe. Try on the shoes later taking care that water doesn’t leak inside the shoes.


How to stretch new shoes4. Heating your shoes:

Like freezing technique, the heating technique also works well for stretching the shoes. You can take a hair dryer, wear your shoes and on high heat mode heat the area which is tight and by moving your foot to and fro u can adjust your shoe size.


Rubbing alcohol spray or even better shoe stretcher spray: You must fill the spray bottle half with rubbing alcohol and the other half with water, spray inside each shoe and wear it for about half an hour.

5. How to stretch shoes using potatoes:

For this you have to use a large whole potato. It’s as simple as placing a large potato in the opening of the shoe for a day or two, or even longer, to stretch the leather. Make sure they are pushed in hard and tight.


The above discussion has made it very clear – How to stretch shoes? The right pair of shoes can add to your personality and can bring about dramatic changes in both your personal as well as work life. The right fit of the shoes makes you feel comfortable and you do not mind walking miles with them. With the right pair of shoes you can conquer the world! So people get up, get a great pair of shoe and walk down miles to conquer, rise and shine. I hope this was some help to you on how to stretch shoes.

Q- How long do you keep a Shoe Stretcher in?

A- 24-36 hours for best results. Always use a shoe stretching spray along with your device for fast but gentle stretching.

Q- How do you use a Boot Stretcher?

A- Most boot stretchers are design to stretch width only but this professional stretcher will also stretch ankle boots or low cut boots in both length and width . Apply some shoe stretch spray on the area of the shoes that need to be stretch by spraying or using a cotton ball to apply. Insert your shoe stretching device in the shoe with or with out the bunion plug and then turn to make snug. After, make 3 to 4 more turns and leave in for 24-36 hours.


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