How to Stretch Moccasins

Written by stephanie mitchell
  • Share
  • Tweet
  • Share
  • Pin
  • Email
How to Stretch Moccasins
Moccasins are available in a variety of styles and materials. (Hemera Technologies/PhotoObjects.net/Getty Images)

Like many leather items, moccasins will stretch naturally with wear. However, the shopper who has bought moccasins a size too small or who has particularly sensitive feet may want to leapfrog the usual wearing-in period by stretching out the shoes deliberately. Once the leather has moulded to the wearer's feet, moccasins are snugly comfortable. To get shoes that fit as though they were custom-made for you, buy your moccasins a little tight, then stretch them out gently at home.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

Other People Are Reading

Things you need

  • Thick socks
  • Hairdryer
  • Normal socks
  • Leather cream

Show MoreHide

Instructions

  1. 1

    Put on a pair of thick socks, and pull the moccasins on over them. If you want to stretch the shoes a large amount, layer two pairs of thick socks inside them.

  2. 2

    Aim the hairdryer toward the parts of the moccasins you want to stretch, and turn it on at a high setting. Point and flex your feet under the hot air.

  3. 3

    Wear the moccasins until they cool, then remove them and the thick socks. Put on your everyday socks, and try the fit of the moccasins over them. If you want to stretch them further, put the thick socks back on and repeat the heating and stretching process.

  4. 4

    Apply a leather cream when you have finished stretching your moccasins to prevent the leather from cracking.

Tips and warnings

  • If you have wide feet, buy moccasins made of deerskin or moose hide. These leathers are particularly soft, so you can stretch them further.

Don't Miss

Filter:
  • All types
  • Articles
  • Slideshows
  • Videos
Sort:
  • Most relevant
  • Most popular
  • Most recent

No articles available

No slideshows available

No videos available

By using the eHow.co.uk site, you consent to the use of cookies. For more information, please see our Cookie policy.