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Anyone ever try to shrink their old shoes?

Old 06-10-13, 09:22 AM
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Anyone ever try to shrink their old shoes?

I have a pair of leather Sidi shoes that I've been wearing for a few years. They have stretched to the point that they no longer stay in place well enough even when cinched up as tight as they will go.

Are they done? Or can the leather be shrunk back for another few years of life? Other than now being too large, there's no reason that I couldn't get years more service from them, so I'm wondering if anyone else has successfully shrunk their shoes back to original size.

Thicker socks are not a viable option in the Chicago summer.
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I would try running a thicker insole, or even a larger one that would ride up the sides a bit. That will take up some of the volume.
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Yes, an inexpensive Dr S insole from Walmart worked for me.
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I'm already using BG insoles and wedges.

Worst case I'll keep them as my winter muck and thick sock weather shoes.
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Probably some insoles or try to get in touch w/ Rick Moranis. "Honey, I Shrunk My Cycling Shoes"
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I suppose you could fill them with a shoe wedge and wrap them really tight with something for a long time.

Honestly I think your out of luck.
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I think I'm going to soak them in water and then put them out in the sun for a few days and see what happens.
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