Boot Stretcher
Info To Help You Find A Boot Stretcher & Other Related Tidbits
Boot Stretcher

 

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Vamp Stretcher

The vamp is the upper front part of a shoe or boot; this would be the instep area.  A vamp stretcher is made to stretch shoes in the vamp, or instep, area.  This type of stretcher is a handy accessory for anyone with high instep.  Using a vamp stretcher can make many uncomfortable shoes wearable and comfortable.

When shopping for a vamp stretcher, the internet is a good place start.  Searching on Google, Amazon, or Yahoo is an easy way to get information and view a variety of shoe stretchers.  Browsing on the internet is a convenient way to do some comparison shopping, and find the best value.  A few of the best vamp stretchers are:                                                                                                                          
 
The Vamp Raiser (Stretcher):  This well constructed, solid hardwood stretcher will increase space and comfort in the instep area of the shoe.  It is quality constructed with steel mechanisms for durability.  The stretcher is available in men’s medium (8.5 to 11), men’s large (11 to 13), women’s medium (6.5 to 9), and women’s large (9 to 11).  It comes with a free two ounce bottle of Angelus Professional Shoe Stretch.  The Vamp Raiser is available online from shoeshineexpress for $69.95.  
 
The Mallory Combination Upper Boot Shaft & Instep Stretcher Kit:  This dual purpose vamp stretcher will stretch the instep and the shaft of a boot.  This combination stretcher can be used for shoes or boots.  It is quality constructed from heavy duty cast aluminum to last.  The accordion style mechanism design allows for the exact adjustment needed.  The kit comes with a free two ounce bottle of Angelus Professional Shoe Stretch.  The Mallory Combination Upper Boot Shaft & Instep Stretcher Kit can be found online at shoeshineexpress for $149.95.
 
The Mallory Vamps Boot Instep Stretcher Kit:  This vamp stretcher is the perfect solution for people that have a high instep and love boots.  It is made of heavy duty cast aluminum with steel mechanisms for durability and functionality.  The mechanism raises the vamp lifter to stretch the boot to a comfortable fit.  The stretcher can be used for the left and right boot.  The kit includes a two ounce bottle of Angelus Professional Shoe Stretch.  The Mallory Vamps Boot Instep Stretcher Kit is available online from shoeshineexpress for $119.95.

Many manufacturers, shoe repair professionals, and retailers recommend using a shoe stretcher spray with any stretcher to facilitate the stretching process.  This spray is included with some purchases and is sold separately.  The spray costs $4.00 to $7.00 for a two to four ounce bottle.  This shoe stretcher spray can be made at home.  Simply pour some rubbing alcohol into a spray bottle, and shoe stretcher spray is produced.