DIY: How to Stretch or Shrink Crocs Shoes for a Better Fit

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Crocs Rule!!!

I just love Crocs shoes!  I learned the value of comfortable shoes from my last job in a hospital which had me standing on my feet for hours at a time.  Ever since then my criteria for buying shoes has always been about comfort first and style came in a close 2nd.  Fortunately with Crocs I don’t have to sacrifice style for comfort.

The shoe brand has come a long way in recent years.  Once known only for their clunky yet comfortable style they now offer a variety of stylish and attractive shoes to chose from.

IMG_1621I now own four pairs of Crocs (as seen above) and I can honestly say I rotate and wear them on a daily basis.  I can walk for hours in any of the pair I own.  I love their versatile style and my feet are truly grateful for the rubber cushioned comfort they provide.

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You can Throw Crocs in washing machine when dirty

Also as an added bonus I can throw them into the washing machine when ever they get dirty.  Today however I’m going to talk about how to stretch or shrink Crocs for a better fit.

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My first pair of Crocs: Kadee style

Above is the first pair of Crocs I bought over 2 years ago at TJ Maxx for  $9.99.  The retail price for the Kadee style is around $30.  I usually wear between a size 5 to a 6 depending on the shoe brand and the pair above were a bit snug on me at a size 4 but I couldn’t resist the bargain.  They ended up rubbing and scraping my ankles so I winded up not wearing them for awhile.

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Resize Crocs by putting them in the dryer

I looked online for a solution and was surprised to to learn that I could actually stretch or shrink Crocs by putting them in the dryer.

So this is what worked for me:  I put them in the dryer with towels to help diffuse the heat evenly.  I  recommend leaving them in for about 3 minutes at a time and to keep checking.

IMG_1643Remove them from the dryer while still hot and pliable.  Put them on while wearing thick socks to stretch them out.  Walk around with them for about 5 minute while they cool off.

IMG_1642If they are still tight after taking off your socks then put them back in the dryer for another 3 minutes and repeat stretching them out.  Also if they get too loose throw them back and they will shrink back to size.

This process really worked out for me and I was very happy with the results.  I was able to stretch out the shoes for a more comfortable fit.  If anyone out there has done this before please comment and let me know your results.

Thank you for reading!

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