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My boots are too small

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I'm really aiming this at Tod! I've just got some front lacing boots for WW1 and they're a bit of a snug fit. Has anyone got a simple solutions for stretching them a bit?
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Sorry, this probably doesn't come under G History, I got the wrong page, blame the weather here or something!
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Late Victorian/Edwardian/Belle Epoch boot stretchers? Akin to glove stretchers but slightly different in application......
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Thanks Neil, I think what I need is someone with a size bigger feet than me to wear them for a day..!!
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Use a sharp knife and trim feet to size? :D :D :o
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soak boots (best done standing in bath and squeeze feet in, leave to dry very slowly. It will only improve things by a small amount but you don;'t say how tight they are.

If it works with bare feet then start adding socks but it will only stretch so far.
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I was in a cobblers yesterday and he had bench mounted shoe stretcher which looked like it could do the job. Or you could try what my granddad said they did to break in boots when he was in the army in WWI - pee in them and wear until dry.
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Oh boots.

I thought it was a typo
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There's always one..! Next you'll be saying that you didn't know we Scots cook on a girdle rather than a griddle.
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