So I'm not totally sure if this is the correct spot to post my question. I was gonna do it in Newbieland but I'm past the post count to create topics there. I have a Little Monica 42cm boy who has a pair of extremely stiff laceup boots. They're easy to slip on, but a nightmare to take off. His feet don't want to slide out of them like they're meant to when they're completely unlaced. I wish I could compare his feet to other minis, but he's my only BJD at the moment. My next doll isn't arriving for a few weeks. But his feet seem a bit wide in my personal opinion, for his kind. (I could be wrong, but the socks I got for him also don't fit his feet correctly.) I don't want to give up the shoes, as they were very nice and a bit pricey, but I thought it was weird that they didn't come with zippers for easy removal. I've even tried peeling them completely inside out to get his foot out, but the soles are too thick and the pleather is too stiff to do that. I checked the search to see if this issue had come up before but couldn't find anything, but if you know of a thread that matches my dilemma, I'd be appreciative. ^-^ Has anyone else had this issue before? What do you do about it? Do you have any tips for me besides forgetting entirely about the shoes and getting him something else? (Because that's last on my list.) I don't feel like it's okay to force his shoes off every time. I feel like the elastic will wear after a few attempts of yanking and I might end up scratching his feet by accident. I'm afraid I need a doll-sized shoe horn.