Originally Posted by PinkestFlamingo
Has anyone ever had a pair of shoes stretched only for them to shrink back after a while? Think it might have happened to a pair of mine that I only wear in the summer. Just curious.
Absolutely, and my cobbler warned me of this when I had them stretched - noting that keeping them stretched by wearing them and proper shoes trees would help them maintain their new proportions, but it takes a long time - maybe never - for it to be permanent.
They were a pair of C&J Ludlow boots and I only needed one pair stretched about 1/4 of an inch. Afterwards, if I wore them somewhat regularly (say, once a week-to-10 days) they stayed mostly in their stretched state. But if I went a period without wearing them, like in our warmest months, they would shrink back. Not entirely to their original state, but close. About exactly as my cobbler predicted.