Lifehack: This is why you should put a potato in your shoe
Put a potato in your shoe and you will feel lot better! It's such a bummer when you get new shoes and discover that they are actually a tiny bit too small after you get home. You thought they were OK in the store, but after you started wearing them, your toes and heels began to grumble. No, sir! What happens now? While it would be a waste to just put those new shoes away, being in discomfort while wearing them is also not a good idea. Fortunately, we have a solution.
A potato can be used to extend your shoes.
Regrettably, this occurs frequently. While you may believe the shoes fit perfectly in the store, once you get home and begin wearing them, they begin to pinch quite a little. Although the sales clerk confidently stated that they will definitely stretch a little in time, you will experience agony in the interim, which is the last thing you want. So, what are your options? You can visit a shoemaker to have your shoes stretched, or you can simply conceal the pain and deal with it. Those appear to be the available alternatives, correct? Alternatively, you could simply pull out two potatoes!
To stretch a shoe, a combination of filling and moisture is required. Some people opt to stuff wet newspapers inside their shoes, however this method is not always effective. Of course, a potato is much firmer, and it will never dent when a shoe is extremely tight. Additionally, many folks will already own a bag of potatoes. Why aren't they being used for this purpose?
This is the proper procedure.
Take two potatoes that are just big enough to fit inside your shoe. This procedure stretches the front of the shoe, allowing extra room for your toes. Each potato should be peeled and wrapped in a paper towel or a piece of newspaper. Place the potatoes in the shoes and let overnight. The potatoes will dry out and stretch your shoes over night. Apart with expanding your shoes, potatoes can also absorb unpleasant odors from them. This procedure is particularly effective with leather shoes. It may be more challenging if your shoes are made of cloth. With fabric shoes, the potato's smell and dampness may be absorbed into the fabric, which is not desirable.