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Foot Petals Stiletto Stretcher Reviews

38 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

67%Rated 5 stars

6%Rated 4 stars

11%Rated 3 stars

6%Rated 2 stars

11%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

83% "Felt true to size"

89% "Felt true to width"

92% "Moderate arch support"

26 are "Favorable"

Most Helpful Favorable Review

Posted 6/16/12
Overall Rated:5 stars!
Comfort Rated:5 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

This thing works! It has made two pairs of shoes which were almost unbearable to wear for any length of time comfortable. I had to stretch them way more than the recommended overnight, but it hasn't hurt the shoes. Plus, it's just fun to have something this weird-looking hanging around the house.

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12 are "Critical"

Most Helpful Critical Review

Posted 8/28/12
Overall Rated:1 stars!
Comfort Rated:1 stars!
Style Rated:1 stars!

I tried this to stretch my wedding shoes. It broke the first time I used it. I would definitely not recommend this stretcher.

Additional 18 Stiletto Stretcher Foot Petals Reviews

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June 28, 2013

JANICE

from Washington, DC

This stretcher was too wide/big for my Size 5 shoes which needed just a touch of stretch. Even my boyfriend with all his muscles couldn't get the stretcher into the shoe far enough to be effective for the bridge of the toes to be stretched. It worked a little bit, as far as I could get the stretcher inserted, but the stoppers for bunion/toe areas were completely useless since the stretcher couldn't be positioned right due to the size. I may work great for others, but be forewarned if you have small shoes, this may not work for you.

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 stars!

 

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May 2, 2013

Anonymous

from New Mexico

This item is working great, and for a wooden shoe stretcher, you can't beat the price. So far I am hoping this product will not break as long as I'm gentle with it. Because of other reviews saying this product broke after a couple of uses, I've tried to take care to turn the crank slowly and evenly, just in case. I've used it on a couple of pairs of shoes now, and so far, so good. I have started out with gentle pressure because I don't want to over-stretch my shoes and have them be too loose. Gentle pressure overnight seemed like just enough to loosen up a pair of (not-so-supple) leather flats that were a little tight where I've got a bunion forming. The shoe feels like it was made for my foot now. What a relief! I love the removable bunion/button thingies that you can use to loosen up pressure areas on the shoe. This worked perfectly for what I assume is a tailor's bunion forming on my foot. (This area always rubs against almost any kind of shoe and causes discomfort.) I put a "button" in the hole on the shoe stretcher in that area, and it worked perfectly to give a little extra breathing room to that one small area without stretching out the whole width of the shoe too much. This solves a lot of problems for a lot of otherwise well-fitting pairs of shoes for me. And now I might not be so quick to dismiss shoes that are just a little too narrow in width, because I really feel like this will do the job to stretch out the toebox and help speed up the "break-in period" for new shoes. I only bought one stretcher, but you could certainly buy two if you are in a hurry to stretch out a pair of shoes at once. I have only used it on flats so far, but I like that it is designed for high heels as well. I will definitely be needing to use it for that too. Plus, this item is just cute and girlie, which admittedly, appeals to me. The pink wood stain serves absolutely no functional purpose, of course, but I love that it's pink. Cheers up the process a bit, and makes it easy to spot in your closet when you need it.

Brands I'd also recommend: Aetrex, Clarks, Converse, Bloch, Naot

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

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Moderate arch support

 

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Felt true to width

 

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April 8, 2013

Anonymous

 

I bought a pair of these and while they worked fine the first time I used them, one broke the second time I used them.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

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April 8, 2013

Anonymous

from NJ

This was perfect. I bought two pair of Tom's shoes which I absolutely loved, but they were really tight in the toes. I knew they would stretch over time, but within two days this magic machine did the work for me. Love this.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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April 6, 2013

Cindy

from Pasadena, CA

It really is a shame you only get one of these for this price...but, if you can wait a couple of days to wear the pair of shoes you're stretching you won't need to purchase a second one. I was actually surprised that even on "man made uppers" these stretchers work. The last couple of pair of Nine West shoes I've purchased (have 12 pair in one style) are being cut more narrow and "pinch" at the ball of my foot. This little ditty did the trick! Much more comfortable -- would hate to have to give up the Nine West Rocha style shoe because the Chinese are cutting them down more than they should. You will not regret this purchase if you really need to give yourself just a little more room!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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February 10, 2013

Anonymous

 

I bought two of these because almost all pumps are a tad too tight in the shoe box if I buy a pair that won't slip off my heels when I walk. The first time I used them, they worked perfectly and I though that finally I was going to be able to wear pumps again. The second time I used them, one of them broke. So did my heart, as those heel grips don't work for me. I wish I could send the pieces back for a refund!

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

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January 23, 2013

Kimberly G

 

This thing is amazing! I bought this to stretch out a pair of heels. Very easy to use and worked. Much easier than taking to a shoe repair to have them stretch the shoes. Well worth the price.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 20, 2013

Anonymous

from The Peach State

This was perfect! Provided just enough stretch to a favorite pair of pumps that I had to stop wearing because they were causing blisters. I am going to use these on several problem shoes. Why suffer? Now you don't have to.

Brands I'd also recommend: Calvin Klein

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 2, 2012

Nancy

from Chicago

It really works! This tool is priceless and will now be a staple in my home. I cannot believe that I did mot own one! It has given life to some narrow shoes that I had. Some shoes require a little longer, depending in how narrow they are. It may be a good investment to have two. But if there is no rush, one is just fine!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 28, 2012

Anonymous

from Mission Viejo

This is the stretcher I've been looking all over for! It is especially nice because it has the knobs to place where you might need extra room in the toe box area. I would recommend ordering two so you don't have to just do one shoe at a time. I'm ordering my second one right now!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 2, 2012

Lisa

from Seattle

It broke after two days. It works well unless you need a little extra stretch. I am going to look for a more heavy-duty shoe stretcher.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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October 28, 2012

Shayla

from Vancouver B.C.

My suggestion is to buy two of these so you can do one pair of shoes at a time and not just one shoe at a time...it's great, they really work.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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No arch support

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

October 3, 2012

Heather

from NJ

Love it so much that I came back to buy a second one. I agree with other reviewers that you may need to stretch longer than overnight, but even that amount of time made a noticeable difference for me the first time I used it. I also love that this includes the "buttons" so I can try to put a little more space where I need it. I have bunions that make it really hard to find shoes to fit, so I was thrilled to find that stretching actually works.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

September 18, 2012

Anonymous

from norway

This is a great tool to have in your shoe closet. It has taken many of my shoes from okay to very comfortable. It works great on strappy sandals too.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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4 people found this review helpful  

September 11, 2012

Anonymous

from DC

Fantastic!! I didn't really think these would work, but I needed to stretch the toe box width on some of my heels (new & old). Simply insert stretcher, leave for two days, remove, shoe is magically broken in and loosened up. The little push in buttons are wonderful for that little toe or big toe problem area where high heels seem to always pinch, rub, or feel too tight. I'm glad I bought these.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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August 28, 2012

Anonymous

 

I tried this to stretch my wedding shoes. It broke the first time I used it. I would definitely not recommend this stretcher.

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 stars!

 

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July 28, 2012

Moarinternets

 

This thing does work but if you have several pairs of shoes that you want to stretch, I suggest buying two of these babies so you can do 1 pair at a time instead of 1 shoe at a time.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

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9 people found this review helpful  

June 16, 2012

Anonymous

from Boston, MA

This thing works! It has made two pairs of shoes which were almost unbearable to wear for any length of time comfortable. I had to stretch them way more than the recommended overnight, but it hasn't hurt the shoes. Plus, it's just fun to have something this weird-looking hanging around the house.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

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