Have shoes that are a little too snug? Need to break in a new pair of shoes? If you answered yes to the previous questions, then a shoe stretcher is perfect you.
This easy to use contraption is designed to slip into your shoe and then can be cranked open to slowly and safely stretch your shoe. Shoe stretchers can work on all types of shoes including, oxfords, loafers, flats, wedges, pumps, sneakers, golf shoes, and much more.
There are a number of different models and designs, and below we have reviewed the four best models available for purchase today.
Eachway Pair of Professional 2-Way Premium Shoe Stretcher Review
The stretcher will work on the left foot as well as the right foot, without any adjustments. If you have a sore spot on your foot, or bunions, or blisters that need some relief from a tight shoe, this stretcher can help you. Included are eight various sized inserts that “plug in” to the stretcher body and can target specific areas of your shoe.
This stretcher works by inserting into any shoe, turning the hook clockwise until you are at the desired width and then leave in place for 24-48 hours.
FootFitter Premium Professional 2-Way Shoe Stretcher Review
There is no pinching or uncooperative components. Unlike the Eachway model reviewed above this model includes only one stretcher, but it will fit both the right and left shoe. On the FootFitter there is 14 precision drilled holes that you can add the three included pain spot plugs.
Compared to the Eachway the handle is much easier to turn and hold in your hand on this model. Six different sizes are available for purchase.
Premium Professional Shoe Stretcher Pair By ECO-CEDAR Review
To start simply slide it into your shoe, turn the knob to adjust the length to get all the way into the toe box.
Then simply crank the handle to adjust the width to your desired size. Leave in the stretcher for at least 24 hours and it will retain the size. Eight plugs are included so you can put them in the stretcher for more precise adjustments.
If you are not happy with this stretcher a no questions asked money-back guarantee is included.
KevenAnna Pair of Women High Heel Shoe Stretcher Review
You can use this model on women’s high heels that are in the size range of 4.5 to 9.5. Width and length can be easily adjusted at the same time, or just one or the other.
A packet of plugs is included which you can insert into the pre-drilled holes to provide extra relief from pain in your feet. Two stretchers are included.
Buying Guide – How to find the best shoe stretcher for your needs.
When you are buying a shoe stretcher there are a few things that you should keep an eye out for, to make sure you get the perfect fit for your shoes.
Most shoe stretchers can fit in a select range of sizes. Make sure before buying that it clearly states what size shoe is compatible.
Bunion Adjustments –
If you have an especially tight spot in a shoe or pain spots on your feet adjustment plugs are extremely helpful. Most stretchers will include a handful of plugs that you can customize the placement to your liking.
High-end stretcher bodies are often made of a durable wood, many stretchers also use a strong plastic body, both work equally well. However when looking at the internal components you should only buy a stretcher that has a steel adjustment mechanism, do not buy an all plastic model, it will break too easily.