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I have a shoe that I've been using for close to a year now and now it feels very tight when I put it on, is there anything I can do to enlarge the size other than getting a new one?

I want to know if there's any other thing I can do to increase the shoe size without buying anything, i.e using something that one would normally find in a house

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Fill water in a plastic bag and put it inside the shoes and keep the shoes in the freezer. Water expands so does your shoes.

Source: How to increase shoe size

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There are many types of shoe stretchers from ~US$5 to ~US$20. There are videos demonstrating the use of the stretcher.

Also try thinner socks and, if you've added a cushion insole, remove it.

Finally, check your weight. Some people periodically gain and lose weight, sometimes due to water retention. This might be normal for you, or it could indicate a medical problem.

  • The weight / water retention hint is very good! – Stephie Oct 16 '16 at 5:21
  • It's also possible for adult feet to grow without weight change &c. I used to wear size 10 1/2 through my 30s, now I wear 12-13. – jamesqf Oct 19 '16 at 5:33
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DrMoishe's answer (i.e. use a stretcher) is correct, but I'll just add one twist to it that I got from my girlfriend that makes it free and more convenient.

Pretty much every decent size mall has a shoe repair store (at least everyone I've been to). At these stores stretching is usually a free service that can be done within 15 minutes while you shop or wait.

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