I live in India, where cobbler means dude on the road with a box.
There are no professional cobblers, or the like here. Hence, I do not have that option available to me.
I did look at all the shoe stretchers around..and I'm guessing they should work....on shoes!! There are no ankle boot stretchers available????
I now live in India as well- I believe there is a stronger* tradition of shoe making in Calcutta (the Chinese community)? Did you try to find someone there? I'm looking as well, hence the question.