How to Stretch a Boot Calf

Carla Facciolo wears perfectly fitting black knee-high boots.

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Few clothing items instantly make a girl feel sexier than a pair of knee-high boots. Whether you wear yours with a mini skirt or a pair of tucked-in skinny jeans, boots make you taller and give your legs the illusion that they go on forever. But not every boot is created equal, and you will sometimes find the perfect pair, only to discover the boots are a bit tight in the calf. Don't despair -- it's super easy to stretch your boots to make them fit more comfortably.


Put on a pair of super thick tube socks and pull them up as high as possible.


Pull on your boots and securely zip or lace them up.


Spray shoe stretch on the calf area of your boots until they are saturated.


Walk around in your boots for 15 minutes.


Take off your socks and try the boots back on. If they are still too tight, repeat Steps 1 through 4.

Things You'll Need


1.Shoe stretch spray (found in the foot care aisle of most big-name retail stores like Target and Walmart)

2.Pair of thick tube socks


Tips & Tricks


If you accidentally get shoe stretch spray on your clothes or socks, just toss the garment into the washing machine for easy laundering.

If your boots are so tight on your calves that you can't lace or zip them up over heavy socks, take them to a cobbler, who can add elastic and/or stretch the leather.


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