Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Greenville area / SC
Welcome to the forum!
First I would say that 7 rides is not a lot of break in time but there are several things I would suggest.
You can try wetting the boot and wearing it until it dries then conditioning the leather. I've done this on several pairs of rather expensive Western boots without a problem. It's a little nerve racking to soak an expensive boot in hot water but it's caused no harm on any boot I've done it to.
My wife once had to have a gusset put into a pair of boots she had that no longer fit. A good shoe maker (not a simple shoe repair shop) can do it for you and have it come out looking like factory.
Perhaps the first thing I would try, though, would be to contact the maker (Ariat I believe). Tell them your problem and the solution the boot shop told you to do when they were tight at the store.
(I don't understand the putting it under your bed thing that was suggested to you)
I'm not arguing with you, I'm just explaining why I'm right.
Nothing sucks more than that moment during an argument when you realize you're wrong.
It's not always what you say but what they hear.
Last edited by iridehorses; 04-17-2010 at 08:42 AM.