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Has anyone had their shoes resized?

Old 03-12-11, 01:42 AM
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Has anyone had their shoes resized?

My shoes are a little too tight. Is there any way to alter them so they're larger or is it too difficult? If anyone has ever had their shoes expanded in length and/or in width, I'm curious to see how that went for them.
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Negative. Maybe if you have wooden shoes you can soak and reshape them.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
Negative. Maybe if you have wooden shoes you can soak and reshape them.
Although you can buy bike frames made out of environmentally responsible materials like bamboo, you can't do that with shoes yet. What if the shoes have CF or plastic soles?
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you could take them to a shoemaker and see if he could stretch them.
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Originally Posted by banerjek
Although you can buy bike frames made out of environmentally responsible materials like bamboo, you can't do that with shoes yet. What if the shoes have CF or plastic soles?
With leather or rubber soles, it's possible. Pretty hard to pull that off with carbon or plastic soles. The bottom of the shoe is desigend to not stretch or flex...
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The Complete Book of Long Distance Cycling mentions riders cutting slits in their shoes to relieve stress points. There aren't any real details; it's simply mentioned in passing within a paragraph. My guess would be that cycling shoes are a little more tolerant of modification than walking shoes, since they aren't subject to the randomness and varying pressure of lateral movement.

There are such thing as shoe stretchers, but I believe they're a relic from a time before mass-produced synthetic-material shoes.

Have you tried going in the other direction? Will really thin socks make a difference?
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I bought my shoes before I lost all of my weight. Now my shoes are too big. I bought some gel inserts so am fine now.
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