Lifehack: This is why you should put a potato in your shoe

This is how you do it

Take two potatoes that will just fit in your shoe. This technique is meant to stretch the front of the shoe to give your toes more space. Peel the potatoes and wrap each one in a paper towel or a piece of newspaper. Push the potatoes into the shoes and leave them like that overnight. During the night, the potatoes will dry out and stretch your shoes. Besides stretching your shoes, potatoes can also absorb nasty smells from the shoes. This technique works especially well with leather shoes. If you have shoes made out of fabric, it might be a bit more difficult. With fabric shoes, the smell and moisture from the potato might also be absorbed into the fabric, which isn’t what you want.

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