How To Stretch Leather Boots
Want to learn how to stretch leather boots? Stretching leather boots can be done a couple of different ways. When you first buy a new pair of leather boots, they will be tight until you break them in. Breaking in leather to stretch it out can take a while, unless you help it out.
What you need to stretch leather boots:
- Leather stretching spray
- Leather stretching machine
- Plastic bags
- One way to stretch leather boots is to use leather stretching spray. You can purchase leather stretching spray the same place you probably bought your leather boots. Typically, any store that sells leather should carry this product. You simply spray it on your leather boots until they are moist and put them on. You will have to wear the boots for an extended period of time to get the leather to stretch. Continue to reapply the spray until you get the desired amount of stretch to your leather boots.
- Use a leather stretching machine or tool. The store you bought your leather boots may have the machine. If so, ask the sales associate to help you out with stretching your leather boots. You can also purchase a leather stretcher for boots. You would insert the tool into your boots and crank the dial to the desired amount of stretching. Leave the stretcher in your leather boots overnight or for a day to get the leather to stay stretched out. Once stretched out, remove the tool from your leather boots and wear them.
- You can stretch leather boots with water also. Place some plastic bags in the leather boots and fill the bags with water. Seal the plastic bags so water spillage does not occur. Put your leather boots in the freezer. When water freezes it expands and will stretch your leather boots. Leave the leather boots in the freezer overnight. When you take the boots out of the freezer, let the water melt a little so you can remove the plastic bags and your leather boots will be stretched out.
- Take your leather boots to a cobbler. A cobbler is a professional when it comes to shoes specifically. A cobbler will have every tool and method available to successfully stretch your leather boots. It may cost a bit of money to go to a cobbler, but it may be worth it to you.