I just got a new pair of zip-up leather field boots yesterday and I love them lol but I need some tips for breaking them in! When I bought them I assumed that the process of breaking them in would be less than fun...and I was so right lol. So who has some good tips for me lol? So far I have heard that soaking them in hot water is the best way, but that sounds a little drastic and I would be so afraid that it would ruin the leather or something. I have also heard that wrapping a warm, damp cloth around the ankles/calves and walking in them helps supple the leather. Has anyone on here tried these methods or used any other ones that work?
Another thing, what about putting folds in them? Half of me thinks I should just let the folds form by themselves since I don't have a clue what I'm doing and I don't want to put folds where they shouldn't be or whatever.
What do you guys think?
Thanks in advance for any help!