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    Default Where can I buy a shoe expander/stretcher?

    Hellos, can anyone tell me where to find a reliable shoe expander like those used in shops? Some of my shoes are killing me and it'll be very wasteful to just chuck them aside after just 1 wear =/

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    You can get them from Taka or Isetan's men sections or those Mr Minit shops.
    I got mine from a 'high class' clobber in AMK Hub, opposite NTUC. I'm not sure exactly where it is, as my friend was the one who helped me to buy them.
    They cost around $80 per pair.

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    The cobbler at my office building is selling at S$50, consider cheap?

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    Wow didnt know that a shoe expander is so ex !!!!

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    There are actually different types on the market...for men and ladies, for boots, high heels, ballet flats...Make sure you get the right type.

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    hmm.. anyone bought the ones from ikea before? i heard its cheap, but i'm afraid its not durable at all..

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    Actually I find newspapers work better. I've tried expanding my shoes with the shoe expander, and realised that the expanders do not reach far enough to expand the tips of my shoes, where the pointed/round (toes) area is.
    Even though I got the pair of expanders specifically for pointed high heel shoes.
    Do a google and you can see there are several shapes of shoe expanders.

    So I stuff newspaper instead. Roll them into small balls and stuff several of them in and I pushed as far as I can go. Then I use diposable chopsticks and push one end against the newspapers and the other end against the heel so as to keep the newspapers in place.

    This worked beautifully, expanded my shoes far better than the shoe expander. If the shoe is really tight, I change the papers every few days.

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    LippyNBlush,

    I bought one similar to yours frm Isetan at S$60/pc
    Faint...

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    Quote Originally Posted by LippyNBlush View Post
    I ordered mine frm this webbie. $36 for a pair. V happy with my purchase.
    Hi,
    Does it really work? Need it for my new shoes

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    Penny Cheong: Actually I never knew they sell shoe expander in departmental stores tt's why I did quite an intensive internet search for alternative. Im glas I did cos it quite a big diff in price!

    joanne81: Yup, it does. Just like those in shops.

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    i saw a girl selling it regularly on some communities, you can try finding them?

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    is there any way to soften the back of the shoes???

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    anyone knows if plastic or wooden shoe expanders are more effective? esp for expansion of the width of ballet flats where the widest part of the foot is slightly above the toes? erm... hope I am making sense in explaining the part of the foot

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    Hi,

    I own a pair of wooden shoe stretchers. They are great to own! I got mine on eBay. That way whenever I get a pair of tight shoes I never have to worry about taking them to a shoe repair and pay for them to get stretched.

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    Where in TW can I buy shoe expanders? Heading there next month!

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