We all know the process of getting a shoe that fits you right can be tough. And even the wicked sisters of Cinderella can testify to that fact. And hence the need for the tips below on how to break in boots.
Breaking in boots ensures that you get the glass slipper of your dreams and it actually fits, after a bit of getting used to.
General ways to break in a safety boot
Taking a walk in your new pair of shoes will lead to their expansion and rather too quickly. Therefore, the leather will have cracks.
The best way to prevent this is to ensure that you apply a layer of leather conditioner so as to soften stiff leather. This way the leather, hence the shoes, will easily stretch. This fastens the breaking in process while at the same time protecting both your feet and shoes.
A leather conditioner is also another way to waterproof the shoes which increases their durability.
You definitely know the areas of trouble around your feet and therefore you can use a foot tape. In case you’re not sure where the problem areas are then wear the new shoes for at least half an hour around the house and you will definitely find them.
This is because the wooden insert simply mimics the shape of your foot. And it can be left in the shoe for quite some time. So how does it work once inside a boot?
Once you insert the stretcher inside the shoe you simply crack the bar on the opposite end and it expands the insert which then expands your shoe.
Tie your boots in a snuggly manner and as soon as your boots feel comfortable enough when indoors start wearing them for short outdoor trips. And sooner or later you’ll be strutting the streets.
The heat will make them soft and quickly allow your feet to fit into the shoe so that the leather can hold according to the shape of your feet. Only apply the heat for 30 seconds per area.
This ensures that the softening process continues in areas that you feel have already started molding. Remember the keyword is ‘gently’.
And then make sure that you mimic the motion of your feet with the spoon. This softens the rough leather.
He/she is the master and should come up with a solution for any type of discomfort you may have with your boots. However, you might have to leave your boots with them for about 3 to 7 days.