So here is an easy, quick and surprisingly comfortable way to alter them without damaging them.
Step 1: You Will Need:
Yarn and Yarn Needle
1" wide elastic. ( used for pajama waistbands)
If you have black elastic, that would be even better, but all I had was white.
You might ask:
Why not just poke a new hole?
- I know these will fit after the pregnancy, and I didn't want to do any permanent damage, because they are brand new. That's also why I didn't just order a bigger size.
Why just not buckle them?
- I tried wearing them not buckled, and almost wiped out. Too hard to balance and not loose your shoes.
Step 2: Sew the Elastic
Start by coming up through the elastic and up through the first hole.
Go back down the second hole, and tie the end of the yarn so that it doesn't come undone.
(see pictures) Don't worry about the knots. You don't feel them, or see them.
Continue to go up and down in and out of the holes, and fasten off.
Step 3: Get the Right Fit.
Tuck the elastic under the buckle, as if it were the original strap. Trim it so it doesn't hang out too much. The original strap rests over the buckle.
You can also do this for the strap over the toe. Mine fit okay, so I didn't need too.
Step 4: Have Comfy Feet.