Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Greenville area / SC
That really is the best way and you shouldn't harm the boots at all. I did it last year on a pair of custom made boots and I can now enjoy them! I had taken them to the shoemaker's twice and still couldn't wear them for more then 1/2 an hour until I did the warm bath process.
I filled a bath tub with warm water and filled my boots with it. Then I let them sit in the water (still filled) for ~10 minutes. I dumped the water out, put them on and kept them on until they dried. It is an odd feeling for a while!
When they were throughly dry, I took them off and left them alone for a day. When I was sure they would be comfortable, I oiled them inside and out. They've been perfect.
Hope that helps.
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