How To Tighten Hey Dude Shoes?

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Tightening your Hey Dude shoes is an important part of the shoe-tying process. A loose shoe will cause you to trip and fall, which could lead to a twisted ankle or worse! In this guide I’ll share the different methods you can use to tighten your Hey Dude Shoes.

Let’s take a look and start with the basics for your new pair of shoes…

Can You Tighten Hey Dude Shoes?

Yes you can tighten Hey Dude shoes. One of the reasons they stretch out is because, over time, the fibers in the material of Hey Dude shoes change from being semicrystalline to amorphous.

Tightening Hey Dude Shoes – The Basics

To tighten Hey Dude styles of shoes, use one hand to hold the laces near where they meet at the top of your foot. Use the other hand to grab the loop that is nearest it on each side and pull them up tightly together. Now take both loops into one hand and tie them in a knot, making sure not to leave any slack in either loop as you do so!

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Methods to Tighten Hey Dude Shoes

Method 01:

If you put your Hey Dude shoes on a hot stove and let them heat up for 2 minutes or so, you are actually crystallizing those fiber molecules again which can make them dissolve back into a more solid-state — making them stiffer and tighter again.

This technique should be used very carefully though as most materials have some kind of melting point where they will combust if heated too much.

For example, with rubber shoes like this, go at a low temperature that won’t damage the shoe — just enough to shrink it without breaking down any components within it like rubber molecules. This is how you tighten Hey Dude shoes! The next time your sneakers are feeling a little loose, try this technique to bring them.

Method 02:

If you have a significant other who can help you, the best way to make Hey Dudes shoes tighter is if they pull the strings on your shoes. If this is not an option for you, it may be possible to tighten them using a needle and thread.

To do this, hold one side of the string tight between your index finger and thumb while looping the needle around that same spot before pulling the thread through in order to cinch the string tightly against itself.

Repeat this process on each loop of string until tightened appropriately for a snug fit at the desired length. Remember all sewing items and tools should be stored away from children!


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How to Tighten Hey Dude Wally Sox Shoes?

The easiest way to tighten your Hey Dude Wally sox is to put them on and lace them up, then insert a toothpick or pencil through the loop before tightening.

You can also wet the string with water before binding it, then pull on both ends of the string to tighten it around your ankles. Lightly tie the string in a knot at the end for decorating purposes if you wish!

Hey Dude Men's Wally Sox Black White, Size 12

Once this process has been completed, you can trim off any excess strings that may be poking out and create a neater result.

If you are unable to do either of those things, try stepping on your Hey Dude Wally Sox rather than lacing. This will allow blood flow from your foot to the rest of your body to be increased, which will accelerate healing.

How to Tighten Hey Dude Wendy Shoes?

There are a variety of different methods for these Hey Dude shoes. The key is that they should be tightened so that the shoes can only be easily put on by one person and not pulled onto someone’s feet without their cooperation.

To tighten closed lacing, just cross the laces, make two loops with each lace end behind the shoe’s tongue, then pull together to tighten.

Cross the first set of strings over the second set and push them down towards you like you’re tieing your shoe and do it again on this site. Grab both sets of crossed strings in your left hand (if right-handed) or in your right hand (if left-handed).

Let go with your thumb and index finger from one end. Then slide all these fingers back to the beginning of the crossed strings, pull again, make sure that these crossed strings didn’t turn into a knot.

Hey Dude Women's Wendy L Linen, Size 8

How to Tighten Hey Dude Laces?

Pull the Hey Dude shoe laces tightly together. To tighten the double laces, follow these steps:

  • Step 1: take one lace end in each hand
  • Step 2: stretch and open up both lace ends
  • Step 3: put one end under the other and around it to make a loop (like tying shoelaces)
  • Step 4: Double back on itself once to create a knot

Repeat four times for each lacing. Take care not to pull too hard as this may damage stitching. For single-laced shoes just follow Step 3 and skip Steps 1~2.

Do Hey Dudes Shoes Shrink?

Hey Dude shoes shrink if you wash them. It’s because of the salt and chlorine content in water, which can also cause the color to fade.

The good news is that as long as you take care of them when drying them out and making sure they stay at room temperature for a few hours after washing they should stay true to size.

That said, it’s always a good idea to buy Hey Dude shoes just a little bigger than what you would normally wear so that they don’t feel like slippers when you put them on. There is nothing worse than not being able to walk properly since your shoes are too big or tight so take precautions!

Hey Dude Men's Wally Woven Carbone, Size 10

Conclusion – How To Tighten Hey Dude Shoes?

We don’t want you to wear shoes that are too tight. It’s important for your feet and the rest of your body! Our team is here to help with any questions or needs you may have about how to properly size a shoe, tighten a pair, or find something new from our wide selection.

If you’re looking for more information on this topic, we’ve got some helpful articles in the blog section that can offer some advice on what types of shoes work best depending on factors like foot shape and pronation type.