How to Use the FootFitter One-Way Shoe Stretcher

Before You Begin...

1. The toe block (B) must be fully closed. Turn the widening handle (A) counterclockwise to close the toe block.

2. This shoe stretcher comes with 3 spot stretching plugs (C) for corns, bunions, and other pressure points. If you need to spot stretch any particular areas, these plugs must be inserted prior to stretching the shoe.

3. One-way shoe stretchers are designed to stretch the width of the toe box. If you need to stretch a shoe's instep or length, explore our shoe stretchers to find specialized stretchers that will address your needs.

  • Step 1:

    Apply shoe stretch spray to the inside of your shoe to relax the material for stretching. You can also wipe the inside of the shoe with a cloth saturated with shoe stretch spray.

  • Step 2:

    If needed, insert the plugs into the corresponding plug slots on the toe block prior to stretching.

  • Step 3:

    Insert the toe block into the toe box of your shoe. Make sure to wedge it in far enough that the toe block touches the end of the toe box.

  • Step 4:

    To widen the shoe, turn the widening handle clockwise to expand the toe block. Once snug, turn 2 to 3 more times for a proper stretch.

  • Step 5:

    Once your desired width settings are set, leave the stretcher in your shoe for at least 6 to 8 hours.

  • Step 6:

    To remove the stretcher, turn the widening handle counterclockwise to fully retract the block. Pull out slowly.

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