I couldn’t zip my boots over my cankles – I used a beauty tool to stretch them out, it actually worked | The Sun

STRUGGLING to pull too-snug boots over her calves, a woman turned to a clever hack to stretch them out.

Using just a beauty tool, she managed to get her footwear to zip up over her "cankles."

Emely (@reallyemely) filmed herself struggling with the shoes in a video on TikTok.

She shared a common styling issue for women with thicker calves.

"I need help. I've been trying to put on these boots for the past 20 minutes, and I literally cannot zip it up," she said.

"I'm late to my friend's house, I'm supposed to be there, and I just can't zip it up for the life of me.

"OK, so I'm going to first try the hair dryer method, because I have cankles, big fat calves, whatever you want to call it," she said.

The hair dryer method refers to heating up the boots with a hair dryer in order to help the leather form to the calf.

"I heard this helps stretch out like leather. Oh, my god. Wait, it worked.

"Remember when y'all made fun of me because I couldn't zip up my boots? Well, look at me now," she said as she struck several poses for the camera.

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The video drew in many viewers who shared their thoughts in the comment section.

"Fold them down in half slip them on, zip the zipper up as much as you can then pull up the rest and finish zipping up," one suggested

"This is me," another chimed in.

"Girl I feel you," said a third. "I have big calves and I can never wear boots because of it."

"I have the same problem," yet another wrote.

"I have the same issue lol," one more commented. "Cankle team."

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