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MiniMoon Wed 17-Jul-19 14:52:33

I bought a pair of shoes from an online store. I tried them on, and they are exactly the right length, but are rather wide.
They are suede cut out pointy toed shoes.
I really like them and don't want to send them back.
My question is, can I make them narrower?
I intend to try heel grips and inner soles.
Is there any other way to make them fit better? All suggestions gratefully accepted.

vena11 Wed 17-Jul-19 15:23:03

Insoles might help.

shysal Wed 17-Jul-19 16:59:30

I agree about insoles. Some thick invisible socks might help too, lots available on Ebay. The ones with a silicone strip around the inside stay put.

mcem Wed 17-Jul-19 19:21:10

Please think carefully. My smart patent shoes were just a little loose. One fell off as I stepped on to a highish pavement. It just slipped off. I fell. Broken hip with after effects a year later!
Not particularly high heels but will never again wear heels or shoes a bit too big!!!

Poppyred Wed 17-Jul-19 19:40:38

Probably not, they will stretch.

MiniMoon Wed 17-Jul-19 21:08:20

Thanks for the input. I'm going to return them 😓. We are going to a retail park on Saturday where there is a Sketchers shop. I'll have a look there.

Glenfinnan Thu 18-Jul-19 08:53:08

The young Royals always seem to wear shoes too big! But I would return them for a better, safer fit.

DanniRae Thu 18-Jul-19 09:26:29

I like them MiniMoon and I have wide feet. Are they a 7 by any chance? grin

MiniMoon Thu 18-Jul-19 09:35:40

Sorry DanniRae, they're a size 5. They are lovely shoes, such a disappointment.

BradfordLass72 Fri 19-Jul-19 09:11:12

Someone has just given me two pairs of absolutely beautiful, and very expensive shoes bought in Dubai (they may even be designer ones).

I love them - and they don't fit - far too narrow.

I've had success widening shoes with the wet newspapers and freezer trick but it wouldn't work with these beauties. sad