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

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.

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.

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.

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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