A while ago, I bought a pair of Tory Burch Reva flats. I tried them on a few times in the store and thought the leather was soft and should be comfortable. A lot of people said the back elastic could hurt the ankles overtime. So I sized up half a size, thinking I am all set and ready to go.
Wow, was I ever wrong. I tried wearing them around the house and they are the first pair of shoes that hurt my feet so bad. I don't have particularly wide feet and I believe these Reva are made for people with narrow feet.
I wore these flats with thick winter socks in the house and I got blisters!! I was heart-broken as they were bought in Toronto on my last trip home a month ago and could not be returned. I love the style of the flats and I'm determined to make them work.
While I was looking for ways to stretch the shoes, came across Michelle Phan(the youtube beauty guru)'s youtube video seen here.
All you need is 2 sandwich-sized ziplog bags and water
and your shoes which are too small/narrow
fill the bags with 1/4 water and position the bags in the shoes where you want to stretch
put shoes in freezer for a few hours until ice is formed
Wait 10 mins after you take the shoes out from the freezer and try them on.
I find my Reva flats are much more tolerable to wear. They are stretched but yet leather is not damaged at all. I'm happy to report that these flats are ready to hit the streets. Don't expect a miracle and I expect some pain involved but not as severe as before. If you have shoes which are half a size or a size smaller, I highly recommend to try this method. Good luck!