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Stretching Muira's quickly

JimboV10
4/05/2009
9:44:22 AM
Hey all,

Bought a new pair of Muiras (lace) on the weekend and while i can get them on my foot and stand a little, the need to stretch a bit more before they will be optimal...

Apart from the old "plastic bag over the shoe" I was wondering if they same theory of breaking in GP boots would work...

Warm/hot water in the shoe, put the shoe one and keep it on until they dry? or would this stuff the glue?

Any other advice/tips would be great! :)
Lee C
4/05/2009
9:49:04 AM
Pretty much-Just dab the tight spots with warm water i.e just over the toes mostly, and they're usually
weapons in no time.

JimboV10
4/05/2009
10:38:54 AM
Choice!

The last pair I had were second hand so had stretched a little bit already...
JohnK
4/05/2009
11:54:13 AM
Or you can try a bit of the DIY shoe stretching method listed here at your own risk!

http://www.chockstone.org/Forum/Forum.asp?Action=Display&ForumID=6&MessageID=497&Replies=1

D.Lodge
4/05/2009
3:35:11 PM
Just harden up Princess and climb in them like we used to do in the old days :-p

JimboV10
4/05/2009
4:16:24 PM
Lol these are over a full size smaller than my already tight Muiras... I feel like a chinese woman.. Dont worry Rich, I have been eating my "Harden Up" every morning with my cereal... So i can kick your ass AGAIN at the next boulder comp ;)
duglash
5/05/2009
5:55:35 PM
Phil at the nati shop has custom shoe-stretching lasts with strap-on bunions that may be able to help.
mikl law
5/05/2009
11:50:46 PM
The basics-
Leather and most midsoles stretch with humidity, wet the shoe and it will get (a bit) wider.
Rand rubber doesn't really stretch, and will contract again when you're not wearing it. This permanently governs the length (and thus the toe crush)

Wet the boot and wear it around the office for a few hours, that's as good as it will get unless you attack the rand.
To loosen the rand you can grind it or make slashes in it. Best to start at the back ( the slingshot) or locally over the toes. This is not reversible, you are much better buying the correct shoes

JimboV10
6/05/2009
8:17:04 AM
Hey all,

Lee's suggestion of spot dabbing them was *ahem* spot on...

Fit excellent now!

foreverabumbly
6/05/2009
9:25:24 AM
On 6/05/2009 JimboV10 wrote:

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>Fit excellent now!

pity I was interested to see how you wold have gone with Phil's S&M contraption.stretched shoes and satisfaction guaranteed

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