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Breaking In a pair of boots.

Posted by on Mar. 8, 2013 at 10:12 AM
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I got a super cute pair of 'cowboy' boots yesterday. I had to have them ordered in because the size I tried on in the store was way too big and now this pair, I can't get the right one on, can't get my foot all the way I (gets stuck about where my foot would change angles to sit flat). Anyone have any tips on how to stretch it a bit. I know it will fit otherwise because the left one goes on and fits. Thanks!!!
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a_and_j_momma
by on Mar. 8, 2013 at 10:28 AM
Stuff lots of balled up newspaper in them. That's what my grandma used to do
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Mommyto2LilMen
by Member on Mar. 8, 2013 at 10:39 AM
I tried a can of soup!! Will see how that works. I know once its on and broke in it will be fine b

Quoting a_and_j_momma:

Stuff lots of balled up newspaper in them. That's what my grandma used to do
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specialwingz
by on Mar. 8, 2013 at 10:45 AM

Actually, the way they do it at the store is to wedge a regular-sized can of tuna in its side between the sole and the upper portion.  Let it sit for a few hours and try it on.  If you need more stretching, wedge it back in for a few more hours.  It really does work.  I have extremely high arches and have to do this with every pair of cowboy boots I buy.  I learned this trick waaaay back when I managed a ranch and animal supply.  Ranchers can teach you some of the niftiest and thriftiest tricks!  =)

Mommyto2LilMen
by Member on Mar. 8, 2013 at 1:10 PM
So maybe my soup can will work! If not I think I have a can of tuna here.

Quoting specialwingz:

Actually, the way they do it at the store is to wedge a regular-sized can of tuna in its side between the sole and the upper portion.  Let it sit for a few hours and try it on.  If you need more stretching, wedge it back in for a few more hours.  It really does work.  I have extremely high arches and have to do this with every pair of cowboy boots I buy.  I learned this trick waaaay back when I managed a ranch and animal supply.  Ranchers can teach you some of the niftiest and thriftiest tricks!  =)

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specialwingz
by on Mar. 8, 2013 at 1:18 PM

The thing with the tuna can is that it is wider and shorter than a soup can.  This allows for more pressure on the upper portion and for more range of motion (for angle).

Quoting Mommyto2LilMen:

So maybe my soup can will work! If not I think I have a can of tuna here.

Quoting specialwingz:

Actually, the way they do it at the store is to wedge a regular-sized can of tuna in its side between the sole and the upper portion.  Let it sit for a few hours and try it on.  If you need more stretching, wedge it back in for a few more hours.  It really does work.  I have extremely high arches and have to do this with every pair of cowboy boots I buy.  I learned this trick waaaay back when I managed a ranch and animal supply.  Ranchers can teach you some of the niftiest and thriftiest tricks!  =)


Mommyto2LilMen
by Member on Mar. 8, 2013 at 2:10 PM
Soup can helped some. Tuna can in now!!

Quoting specialwingz:

The thing with the tuna can is that it is wider and shorter than a soup can.  This allows for more pressure on the upper portion and for more range of motion (for angle).

Quoting Mommyto2LilMen:

So maybe my soup can will work! If not I think I have a can of tuna here.



Quoting specialwingz:

Actually, the way they do it at the store is to wedge a regular-sized can of tuna in its side between the sole and the upper portion.  Let it sit for a few hours and try it on.  If you need more stretching, wedge it back in for a few more hours.  It really does work.  I have extremely high arches and have to do this with every pair of cowboy boots I buy.  I learned this trick waaaay back when I managed a ranch and animal supply.  Ranchers can teach you some of the niftiest and thriftiest tricks!  =)


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chicken13
by Silver Member on Mar. 8, 2013 at 2:12 PM
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Wicked good to know.

specialwingz
by on Mar. 8, 2013 at 2:12 PM
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LOL.  Glad it's working.  =)

Quoting Mommyto2LilMen:

Soup can helped some. Tuna can in now!!

Quoting specialwingz:

The thing with the tuna can is that it is wider and shorter than a soup can.  This allows for more pressure on the upper portion and for more range of motion (for angle).

Quoting Mommyto2LilMen:

So maybe my soup can will work! If not I think I have a can of tuna here.



Quoting specialwingz:

Actually, the way they do it at the store is to wedge a regular-sized can of tuna in its side between the sole and the upper portion.  Let it sit for a few hours and try it on.  If you need more stretching, wedge it back in for a few more hours.  It really does work.  I have extremely high arches and have to do this with every pair of cowboy boots I buy.  I learned this trick waaaay back when I managed a ranch and animal supply.  Ranchers can teach you some of the niftiest and thriftiest tricks!  =)



Mommyto2LilMen
by Member on Mar. 9, 2013 at 12:17 AM
It worked. Thanks for the advice!! I got to wear them tonight.

Quoting specialwingz:

LOL.  Glad it's working.  =)

Quoting Mommyto2LilMen:

Soup can helped some. Tuna can in now!!



Quoting specialwingz:

The thing with the tuna can is that it is wider and shorter than a soup can.  This allows for more pressure on the upper portion and for more range of motion (for angle).

Quoting Mommyto2LilMen:

So maybe my soup can will work! If not I think I have a can of tuna here.





Quoting specialwingz:

Actually, the way they do it at the store is to wedge a regular-sized can of tuna in its side between the sole and the upper portion.  Let it sit for a few hours and try it on.  If you need more stretching, wedge it back in for a few more hours.  It really does work.  I have extremely high arches and have to do this with every pair of cowboy boots I buy.  I learned this trick waaaay back when I managed a ranch and animal supply.  Ranchers can teach you some of the niftiest and thriftiest tricks!  =)



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matreshka
by on Mar. 9, 2013 at 7:36 AM

Excellent!  I always had that problem with boots too.  Now I know what to do.

Quoting Mommyto2LilMen:

It worked. Thanks for the advice!! I got to wear them tonight.

Quoting specialwingz:

LOL.  Glad it's working.  =)

Quoting Mommyto2LilMen:

Soup can helped some. Tuna can in now!!



Quoting specialwingz:

The thing with the tuna can is that it is wider and shorter than a soup can.  This allows for more pressure on the upper portion and for more range of motion (for angle).

Quoting Mommyto2LilMen:

So maybe my soup can will work! If not I think I have a can of tuna here.





Quoting specialwingz:

Actually, the way they do it at the store is to wedge a regular-sized can of tuna in its side between the sole and the upper portion.  Let it sit for a few hours and try it on.  If you need more stretching, wedge it back in for a few more hours.  It really does work.  I have extremely high arches and have to do this with every pair of cowboy boots I buy.  I learned this trick waaaay back when I managed a ranch and animal supply.  Ranchers can teach you some of the niftiest and thriftiest tricks!  =)




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