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How To Stretch Louboutin Heels Out and Make Those So Kate’s Less Painful

So Kate’s so painful? I’m sharing how to stretch Louboutin heels so you can get on to being your sexy self, with much less pain in your step.

How To Stretch Louboutin Heels Out and Make Those So Kate's Less Painful

So Kate’s so painful? I’m sharing how to stretch Louboutin heels so you can get on to being your sexy self, with much less pain in your step.

How To Stretch Louboutin Heels Out and Make Those So Kate's Less Painful

When I first unboxed my “So Kate’s” I couldn’t get my foot in them. Thanks to my ballet past I’m no stranger to breaking in pointe shoes with narrow toe boxes. However, designer shoes that I can’t take a hammer to, soften with water or jam in a door were a bit more of a mystery. Typically a shoe that caused this much pain would be returned. I did pop over to Neiman’s to try a half a size up. It was too big! The sales associate then suggested to stretch Louboutin heels out in their shoe form for about 10 minutes. When he brought them back not only was I able to get my foot in the shoe but I would walk around, stand in them. I thought I’d give them a shot at home before making up my mind completely.

Stretch Louboutin So Kate Heels

 

The following day I could still get my foot in, but they were tight around the outside of my toes. Everywhere else fit fine and I didn’t want to overstretch them. I just needed more toe room. When it comes to quality shoes made of leather you really are able to form them to your foot, and over time they will stretch out. I researched and beseeched friends advice for tried and true shoe stretching methods. One interesting method I heard, that I have yet to try, is to soak your feet in the hottest water you can stand (heat helps expand leather), then wrap your foot in a plastic bag and jam your foot into the shoe. This way the leather will form to your foot.

Going back to my dance roots I went with something familiar. The only place I needed more room were the toes so I didn’t want to use a full sock. These toe pouches (I call them ouch pouches) have found their way into the mainstream market. In ballet they provide some padding and protect toes in pointe shoes. These ones I found are called pump pouches (link below) but are the exact same product I’ve used since age 13.

How To Stretch Louboutin Heels:

Step 1: Put the ouch pouches over your toes.

Stretch Louboutin Heels

 

Step 2: Get your foot into the shoes

Stretch Louboutin Heels

 

Step 3: Protect your shoes as you walk around the house. Thick socks will also keep in heat from your feet which is needed to expand the leather. Wear them for about 10 minutes increments a couple times a day. The shoe will expand. Wear more or less as needed.

Stretch Louboutin Heels

Stretch Louboutin Heels

After a couple of days, my shoes stretched out enough and actually began to feel on the roomy side! Below I have linked everything I used plus a few more shoe must-haves. Check out my next post on my secret weapon for maintaining those red bottoms.

Toe Pads:

Shoe Stretchers:


Pain Freeze Spray:

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13 Comments

  1. Love this post! I had a pair of hot pink So Kate’s and returned them because I thought I was big foots long lost cousin. I’m going to try to track them down again and follow your exact instructions! Thank you!

    1. Lol the height of these heels are still murderous!

  2. Dawn says:

    Wow great tips! This was the reason Idisnt get the Oh So Kate because they were so uncomfortable! But good to know there is a simple solution.?

  3. Thanks for the tips! I chose the Manolos over this exact same pair because it was so uncomfortable. But know I know there is a simple solution to breaking those bad boys in.?

    1. Manolos may be my next pair… lol <3

  4. Thanks a bunch for the tips. I may try it out because my So Kate’s kill my toes!

    1. I hope it helped!

  5. Claudia says:

    Thanks for the tips. I bought So Kates yesterday and I definitely need to stretch the toe box. I’ll try it right away. Hope this will arange things and I’ll be able to wear them for a wedding tomorrow.

    1. I hope it worked out!

  6. Triona says:

    Any tips on how to stretch the very prive peep toe. Too tight at toe box.

    1. So sorry for the late answer! I would try the same method but heat the leather up with a blow dryer. and then jam your foot in. Only leather shoes can be stretched this way.

  7. Crystal says:

    I have heard of also heating up your shoe with a blow dryer. I have the same shoe in the pigalle, do you know if the heat would ruin the outside leather?

    1. Honestly I’m not 100% sure as it depends on the color etc…I believe on low heat setting my nude shoes would be fine. However I would stay away from doing anything with extreme heat. Which is why I suggest using the body heat of your feet with socks in my original post.

      Hope this helps! I believe Amazon has some toe box stretches as well!

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