How to Use Chemistry to Fit Into Ankle Boots

shoesSo, I picked up these Steve Madden ankle boots from TJ Maxx only to find that they would NOT fit when I tried them on at home. Over 20 minutes of pulling and stomping (and admittedly, I threw them once), I put them in my closet to remain until I either A) cut them or B) put a zipper on them. But, an epiphany fluttered into my brain, and I remembered that heat makes things expand. Voila! I blow-dried each shoe for 5 minutes, then quickly put them both on. Piece of Cake.