How To Tighten Hey Dude Shoes

A nice pair of shoes is great as long as they are well fitted and maintained. If you wear a branded pair and they are putting you in trouble regarding its size, then there is no doubt that you have spoilt the money purchasing it.

It is very important to make your shoes look fit on your feet. In that case, tightening your shoes is essential. Here in this article, we will describe how you must follow to tighten your hey dude shoes.

Hey Dude Shoes That Contain Laces

So How To Tighten Hey Dude Shoes

First of all, there are various models of hey dude shoes. Some models don’t contain laces. Some of them do, and some carry plastic clippers attached to the laces. We will narrate them step by step:

Shoes That Contain Laces

The shoes that contain laces in them are very easy to tighten. Just put your feet inside them and pull the laces up as much as you think your feet are comfortable.

Tie the knot without letting any of its parts loosen that you just pulled up before. Sometimes they might get loosened up. It happens due to a lack of friction while you are walking.

Don’t worry; just untie the knot and tie it again. You can also rub some sandpaper to make the lace surface rough. It will increase the friction and stop the lace from loosening up.

Shoes Without Laces

Hey Dude Shoes Without Laces

Some Hey Dude shoes don’t contain laces. In that case, we must tell you that you can’t tighten them in random cases. You have to purchase a shoe with a perfect match to your feet size.

You don’t need to tighten your feet as long as they fit your feet. But sometimes, when shoes get old and shabby, they become loose. In that case, you have to purchase a new pair.

These shoes don’t contain any lace holes. You can’t buy extra laces and use them. So keep this in mind before buying them.

Another thing to remember is you can wear a pair of soft cotton socks to make the shoe adjust to your feet.

Shoes With Plastic Lace Clippers

Plastic clippers are used in modern shoe brands. They are much more convenient and easy to tie. These clippers are located at the edge of the laces, and you can just move them by pulling them up and down.

You have to put some pressure on the button located in the clippers while moving them. Once you are happy with the tightening, just release the pressure from the clip, and the lace will not loosen anymore.


Do Hey Dudes Stretch After Wearing?

We suggest choosing the next size up if you usually wear half sizes. The Wally and Wendy Hey Dude styles are woven cotton, meaning they can stretch out. So if you enjoy a more snug fit, try sizing down.

Do You Wear Socks With Hey Dude Shoes?

You can wear your Hey Dude sneakers with or without socks. They feature a flexible and cushioned footbed that holds your feet firmly whether they are both sockless or not.

Can I Put My Hey Dudes In The Dryer?

No. It’s not a good idea. If you do, the shoes will smell and get ruined. Dry the items outside or indoors, but keep them out of the direct sun to avoid staining or damaging the fabric.
Disclaimer: Washing instructions are a suggestion. After a machine wash, shoes are no longer eligible for a return or warranty policy.


There are some rare cases when these tips will not work out. When you have an old or torn pair, or you have already made a mistake while purchasing and bought a bigger one than your feet size, these will not be applicable.

You better change the pair or purchase a new one. After getting a new pair of hey dude shoes, follow the instructions above to tighten them.

By the way, if anyone knows why hey dude comes with extra laces, please let me know in the comment.

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Michel Tcherevkoff
Michel Tcherevkoff
Michel Tcherevkoff is a commercial photographer. Working as the creative eye for essential clients, Tcherevkoff has created a dress made from toothbrushes for Johnson & Johnson, a massive "sensorium" where visitors could experience fragrance visually for Firmenich morphed a salad spinner into an amusement park ride for Bed Bath and Beyond.

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