FootFitter Premium Professional 2-Way Shoe Stretcher
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- Beech Wood
- Stretches Length & Width
- Single Shoe Stretcher Only! Comes With Packet of 3 Bunion/Corn Plugs
- Available in 4 Sizes for Men, 3 Sizes for Women, Can Be Used for Right & Left Shoes
- Made of Premium Beech Wood, 14 Holes for Pressure Point Relief
- Comprehensive Instructions
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The FootFitter Premium Professional 2-Way Shoe Stretcher transforms any pair of shoes into perfectly fitting, comfortable shoes. Don't spend weeks breaking in new shoes! With this product, your shoes can be stretched both in width and length. The front and back section are made of highly polished beech wood, and all the mechanical parts are constructed from stainless steel with nickel plating. This outstanding product can be used for years to come. For the highest class of shoe stretchers, try the FootFitter Premium Professional 2-Way Shoe Stretcher today! **THESE STRETCHERS ARE NOT SUITABLE FOR USE IN WIDE OR NARROW WIDTH SHOES.
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 5.5 x 1.7 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- ASIN: B000PMPTCW
- Date first available at Amazon.com: April 22, 2007
- Average Customer Review:
Top Customer Reviews
I used this unit to stretch two pairs of men's dress shoes, both size 12. The first pair was inexpensive, around $50, with rubber soles, and fit modestly well. The second pair was $125, very stiff, leather soled, and much higher quality, though perhaps a half-size too small. I drenched the inside and outside of both sets of shoes with rubbing alcohol before employing this shoe stretcher on each shoe for two days. Each time, I tightened the stretcher until it would no longer turn. The force to achieve this did not feel unreasonable and required no awkward positions or histrionics.
The result: the cheap shoes stretched a half-size in width. Where my pinkie toes would go numb before, they no longer do if I wear thin dress socks. The expensive shoes stretched very little, if at all. They were tight. They are tight. Realistically, further stretching would require much more force for much longer.
I could deal with that if the stretcher was reusable, but the threading of the main screw has begun to curl. The screw no longer threads smoothly. Tightening it for another use would probably ruin it. For what it cost to have this single wooden foot shipped, that's just not reasonable. I've sent a message to the vendor for a refund or replacement. I'll update this with their response.
I've added back one star for customer service.Read more ›
I've used the shoe stretcher three times, and it hasn't broken! Other ones usually broke after two uses.
Now, this is going to sound strange, but it really helps if you *read the directions*. That sounds like a no-brainer, but I figured that you insert in shoe and twist, right?
First of all, you need to pretreat it. Spray with a shoe stretcher spray (I had some left over from when I had to stretch a boot) or spray/rub generously with isopropyl alcohol. The isopropyl alcohol.is what is in the little bottle of shoe stretcher spray, which costs $5. If you run out of shoe stretcher spray, you can fill the bottle with isopropyl alcohol. Be sure to use 70%; 90% can be flammable.
So you pre-treat it, and place shoe in front of space heater/on heat register for about half an hour. The heat makes the leather more pliable and helps stretch leather/suede. Next, spray liberally with more alcohol inside/outside shoe, insert shoe stretcher, twist the mechanism at the end clockwise to stretch the shoe wider, and twist the disk counter-clockwise to stretch the heel.
Leave there for 48 hours, occasionally spraying with the alcohol.
When removing the stretcher, you have to alternately twist the handle at the end and the disk. Twist the handle counter-clockwise; the disk, clockwise. You don't just twist the handle at the end counter-clockwise and the shoe falls off. You have to play with the disk a bit, tightening and loosening, as you unwind the handle at the end.Read more ›
First of all, be aware that this offer is for ONLY ONE stretcher. I bought (2) of them so I can simultaneously stretch a pair of shoes, instead of stretching them one at a time. So, just be aware that if you purchase just one it could take 4 days or more to stretch one pair of shoes.
As to functionality, they've worked great for me thus far. I'm a size 13, probably between D and E and very often have to stretch my D shoes for extra width. I've stretched soft leather as well as stiff leather. I usually leave the stretchers on a minimum of 48 hours in a humid environment and they haven't failed me yet.
As to build quality, they are definitely on the high end as far as compared to other alternatives.
I would offer a couple tips:
Many people talk about applying an alcohol based solution prior to using stretchers, I'm personally not comfortable applying any liquid to my shoes as I am concerned it might somehow stain them (like perhaps a water stain). I'm going to try that solution on a pair of shoes that are ready for the trash someday. But in the meantime, my solution has been to put a humidifier in the bathroom, which is generally more humid than the rest of the house anyway and leave the shoes in the stretcher in that humid environment for a couple of days. It's worked for me.
Another thing I would point out is that the sizing on these may be on the small side. As mentioned, I wear a size 13 and thus purchased the 11.5-13.5 (Men's Large). This size really seems to max out on some of my size 13 shoes.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Why didn't I get this years ago?? I had a bunion on my right foot, and even though I got it removed years ago, my foot still hurts in that area and needs more room than my left... Read morePublished 2 days ago by Nancy B
This footfitter is exactly what I wanted in a shoe stretcher. I wear 10 &1/2 shoes and the footfitter medium maxes out its width function and will not stretch adequately, while the... Read morePublished 4 days ago by Chuck Seton
It took a couple of times to get it right but in the end it worked great. Built very heave dutyPublished 8 days ago by Mark S Lyles
If you use the stretcher appropriately and you don't hurry the process, you will get great results
Have patience and maybe give it a couple of trials with tweaking here... Read more
I am size nine, and the Medium Mens is a little too large to even fit into most of my shoes. Otherwise, after I slowly eased it as far as it could go in, it worked OK. Read morePublished 9 days ago by Cal
Size is not mentioned in the description, it is way too big. I do not recommend itPublished 9 days ago by David Alonso Chavarría Gutiérrez