do any of you guys have experience in stretching CXL shoes?
i bought a pair of 9.5D wingtip CXL boots (leathersoul) from B&S a few months ago, but they're kinda loose on me. as an experiment, i bought a pair of 9D CXL pitt boots last week, and while the length is good, the forefoot and toe area are a bit tight. based on this, i think my ideal size is 9E, but special edition makeups in 9E seem to be few and far between.
so, i'd like to stretch the 9D's, but don't know if this is wise, and don't know what the best way to go about it would be. any and all advice would be greatly appreciated.
CXL is very soft, supple. Even then, the shoes will only stretch so much. I've experiemnted with do it yourself shoe stretchers, but I prefer to use my cobbler. The fee is very small.
You say the boots are "kind loose". Can you be more specific about the fit?