How to stretch canvas shoes

When we buy a pair of seemingly perfect canvas shoes. But feel uncomfortable when wearing them, or need to penetrate new shoes to fit their size. We need to learn how to stretch canvas shoes. This may be to make the shoes fit better, or to adjust shoes that appear too tight. In this guide, we’ll reveal some of the easiest ways to help you easily stretch your new canvas shoes to the perfect size.

How to stretch canvas shoes

Thick sock method

  • Find a pair of winter socks and wear them under new canvas shoes.
  • Tie your shoes as you normally would, making sure not to tie them too tight.
  • Wear your shoes at home for a few hours at a time and repeat the process as needed.

This method is a good way to stretch canvas shoes slowly and gradually to make sure you slack them just enough, rather than overstretching them and making the shoes too loose.

Thick sock method

Filling method

Another way to stretch canvas shoes is to fill them in, especially if the toe part of the new shoe is particularly tight and needs extra space.

  • Crumple up some newspaper or roll up a few pairs of socks.
  • Push newspaper or rolled up socks to the end of the canvas shoe, making sure they are squeezed in tightly to stretch the material.
  • Let the shoes sit overnight and remove the stuffing in the morning.
  • If the shoe is not loose enough, repeat the process until you are satisfied.

A less traditional method of filling is to fill two sealed plastic bags with water. Then place them close together at the toe of the shoe and freeze them in the freezer. As the water freezes, it expands and stretches the fabric of the shoe. But be careful not to let the water seep into the new shoes!

Through the above methods.  You should have learned how to stretch canvas shoes, which is both comfortable and stylish.