How to Use the FootFitter One-Way Shoe Stretcher

A one-way shoe stretcher widens shoes to restore comfort while reducing the break-in period of new shoes.

Tools needed:

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.

<<< Back to Shoe Care Guides