We employ a variety of machines for our stretching process and one skilled artisan who is specifically devoted to this skill. After the stretching process is complete, the leather is polished and/or conditioned; if needed.
Depending on the material and construction of your footwear, we can potentially stretch it up to a half size larger.
Note: Shoes do stretch out naturally so we recommended that you try to break them in first. If they still don’t feel comfortable, we can help with the break-in process.
TIP: Please keep in mind that anytime a shoe or boot is stretched for width, the length is also affected. So if the width is an issue and the length slightly we recommend only stretching the width. If you are not sure what needs to be done, you may show us or send us a picture of where your footwear hurts, and we’ll advise what can be done to aid in comfort.
BOOT CALF STRETCHING
Depending on the material and construction of the boot we can stretch the calf FROM .5”-3”
For calf stretching, measure the circumference of both calves around the fullest part of your legs.
TIP: If calf stretching still doesn’t solve the problem we can add a leather or elastic gore. For this procedure we would want to see you in person.