If you’ve ever worn khussa, you know how tight they can be, especially at first. The good news is that you can do some simple things to make them fit more comfortably! It’s not uncommon to see men and women walking around in pairs of khussa, with varying degrees of comfort.
If your feet have been crying out in pain as you wear your favorite pair of khussas, it’s high time you stretch them out just a little so that they fit you better, and don’t pinch your feet anymore!
Let Them Rest in Warm Water
Warm water is one of the simplest and most effective ways to stretch your khussa shoes. Fill up a tub with water, then place your shoes in it. You can also do this by placing them in the sink or bathtub and letting the warm water rise past them.
The natural heat of the water will help loosen the leather and make it more malleable. Leave them there for about fifteen minutes, remove them from the tub and let them dry out overnight.
Heat them with a Blow Dryer
If your khussas are tight, you can heat them with a blow dryer, and they should fit better. To do this, turn on the blow dryer and hold it about two inches away from the shoe. Make sure not to touch the shoe with the hot air because it could damage it. Slowly move the hot air over all parts of the shoe.
Break Out the Shoe Stretcher
You’ll need some shoe stretchers to stretch your khussa shoes for a comfortable fit. You can find one at most craft stores or online. Once you’ve got one, follow these steps:
- Put the shoe stretcher in the shape of the shoe that needs stretching.
- Please place it in the shoe section where it needs stretching and use an object like a hammer or screwdriver to gently tap the top of the stretcher, so it stays put.
Strap the Laces
Tie the laces of your shoes as tightly as possible and then take them off.
Get a shoe stretcher and place it inside the back heel of your shoe. The stretcher should fit snugly against the inside back part of your heel, but be sure not to pinch your toes.
Put on the shoe again, ensuring that the stretcher is tucked securely into the back heel of your shoe. This will keep them from slipping out while you wear them.
Wear Damp Socks Around the House
Many people wear khussas without socks, which can numb the feet and toes. The good news is that you can stretch your khussas by wearing damp socks around the house.
Soak Them in Saltwater
Saltwater is the most natural way of softening leather and removing any stiffness from new shoes. To loosen up your khussas, fill a bowl with water and salt. Submerge your shoes in the water and leave them for about 15 minutes. When you take them out, your shoes should be more pliable and comfortable.