When I don’t know what size jeans, shirts, shoes, or any garment in general to order, my mom always says, “It’s better for it to fit big than to be small.” It makes total sense. Something that is oversize can be easily tailored to perfection, whereas something that’s too small leaves (literally) no room for change.
That being said, shrinking shoes is not as easy as shrinking a shirt. At least, at first, that is. Once you have memorized the three methods ahead, though, all the shoes you find in your vintage shopping sprees that run just a tad bit bigger can easily take care of. Great news for your wardrobe, but maybe not such good news for your bank account.
Regardless, these three methods we’re sharing are great no matter your shoe woes—whether you have too much room around your toes in your new leather loafers or two or more fingers fit in the back side of your kicks. Plus, the best part is that you already have most of the items you need in your household. Unless you’re not a fan of DIYing and you need some extra help, but there’s a method for that too.
Yes, shrinking shoes is possible, and without further ado, here’s the 411.