I'M STUCK ON MY BOOTS..and how to make them bigger

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    09-06-2011, 03:32 PM
Red face I'M STUCK ON MY BOOTS..and how to make them bigger

and can't get out.....

I have a pair of lovely Effingham boots, bought cheaply from ebay, and shockingly were actually to big in the calf for me. Believe me that is a shocker and a half, even when I'm the correct weight I have huge calves, and when I'm fat, well they are HUMUNGOUS

Well these boots had to be taken in to fit me, but I knew when I ordered them the foot was going to be to small, yes I know, I was just so pleased to get big calves OK When I had them take the boots in I had them stretch the foot, it helped but wasn't enough, so this week I've been doing the redneck method, stretching with ice...here is how you do it

Well I've done that twice and it has really helped, I could wear the boots for a couple of hours quite happily, so today is the last stage. I put on a real thick pair of socks, drenched them in rubbing alcohol, and put the boots on, this will give the final tweak so they are custom fitted to my foot. I need to keep them on until the socks have dried out, which will be soon hopefully, but there is no one home to help me pull them off

They have gone to the city and I don't know when they will be home, and I can't pull them straight off with a jack cos it hurts my knee. So it's getting hot and I'm walking around with winter weight breeches and thick socks and long boots, maybe that's sweat, not alcohol in my boots
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    09-06-2011, 03:34 PM

Good luck with getting them off.

I have never heard of this technique. Learn something new every day.
    09-06-2011, 03:44 PM
Pretty cool (snicker) idea, but all I could think of when she opened the freezer door was, 'Dang, they really need to clean out that freezer!'

Too bad it only works on the foot part. My tall boots are the EXTRA WIDE calves, but they could still be looser.
    09-06-2011, 07:22 PM
Hey I'm out, at last

I hope that they fit properly next time I put them on, I managed to get a blister on each heel when I was walking around, which is better than the skinned ankles they gave me last time.

I'll try them tomorrow with the proper socks, hopefully we'll be good to go.

Speed Racer, no reason you couldn't do the legs, you either need a very big zip lock bag, or a balloon, or other rubber tube like thing that has the capacity to hold a lot of water without bursting, can't think what that might be

But go through the same process, or just do the old fashioned one, sit in the tub, or stand in the water trough with them on, then walk around in them until they dry off, should have adapted to fit you.
    09-06-2011, 09:24 PM
SR, what if you took a plastic shopping bag and folded it over the top of the boot so the bottom of the bag sits where you need them stretched and then just put the ziplock in that? If it doesn't stay up maybe you could tie bailing twine to each side of the bag and put in under the heel of the boot.
    09-06-2011, 09:30 PM
SR, could you put a rock or tp roll on the heel and put the icebag on top?
    09-07-2011, 10:07 AM
Thanks for the ideas, ladies.

It's sad that even though they're the zipper back boots and the extra wide calf, I STILL have trouble getting into them.

Some people have thunder thighs; I have thunder CALVES!
    09-07-2011, 10:12 AM
You aren't alone with thunder calves! I got my new mare & after 3 rides in my cc in jeans and my pull on ropers I had some lovely pinch/bruises. Got out my field boots and not a chance I was getting them on!

They are hanging out at the saddle shop getting elastic inserts on the inside lol!
    09-07-2011, 10:52 AM
The first time I did it I put one bag in each, the second go around I put a small bag full in each toe, and rammed the rest of the foot with newspaper, then dropped another one down into the ankle area on each side, and again rammed newspaper on top.

Now to take my half chaps to the menders as I broke the zip getting into them last night, must of been a faulty zip.
    09-07-2011, 10:53 AM
I think tall boots are quite fetching, but when you stick 'em on a short, squat, old broad built like a fire plug, they don't quite look the same as when they're on a willowy young thing!
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