Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: St. Louis, Missouri
Thanks for the help everyone!
I tried a spray product called "Shoe Stretch", apparently you spray it in the shoe where ever the leather is tight, put the boots on, and the leather will stretch. I tried that, and it worked, but I was scared about them getting tight again if I got them wet (i know I am not suppose to hose the horse in my boots, but it happens). It did give me more room though. I would use it again to help break in a new pair of boots.
So I ended up taking them to a cobbler who charged me only $8 to stretch the calves! I get them back on wednesday, keep your fingers crossed!! I'll probably put a bunch of baby powder in there for good measure also.
And Coffee Junk and Saddlebag: I gained a few pounds earlier this year when I sprained my ankle (dang horse fall) and had to lay off the the gym, so then I started running to take the weight off, so the fat calves could be from the extra weight or from the running! Who knows! :) The important thing is that I get these suckers into my show boots! :)