Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: On the banks of the Red Cedar...
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I second getting them wet. Warm water works best, and you need to get both the inside and outside wet for it to work really well.
The downside is that once you get them wet, you're going to want to wear them until they're completely dry - it's even better if you can wear them while moving around, to really break in the leather. I've done this and know a handful of people who have done the same, and it's the quickest (and least painful) way I know to really break in boots.
After they dry, they should be pretty well molded to your legs and nicely broken in. If you're worried about the water hurting the leather (which it really won't, this method has been used even on really nice boots), you can just condition it afterward.
Also, I'd recommend investing in some moleskin patches to put on your ankles/heels for the first few rides to prevent rubbing.
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