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post #11 of 15 Old 07-17-2013, 01:54 PM
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Oh god, if I remembered I would be more than happy to share. I was a young teen at the time and my mom took them to a local shoe repair store in Cincinnati where we lived and had it done. I will ask her next time we talk and see if she remembers a ballpark, but I doubt she will. I'm sorry! :<
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I had a pair of Ariat zippered boots and they dropped a ton - several inches.
See, that's what I was told would happen by the sizing chart (they gave a guide for both zippered and non-zippered boots), and while they did drop a bit it was nowhere near the few extra inches they said to add to your size!
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post #12 of 15 Old 07-17-2013, 03:32 PM
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See, that's what I was told would happen by the sizing chart (they gave a guide for both zippered and non-zippered boots), and while they did drop a bit it was nowhere near the few extra inches they said to add to your size!
How long have you had them?
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How long have you had them?
In total about 7 years. I haven't ridden in them much since high school, but rode in them regularly in those three years. I highly doubt that they'll drop any more
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In total about 7 years. I haven't ridden in them much since high school, but rode in them regularly in those three years. I highly doubt that they'll drop any more
That's crazy! I swear mine dropped like 4"
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post #15 of 15 Old 07-18-2013, 05:25 PM
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That's crazy! I swear mine dropped like 4"
Not mine!! They did drop some, but only an inch or so, and not in the back where the zippers are.

In more relevant news, I finally broke down and took my boots to the cobbler to be shortened today. I asked my mom if she knew of anyone in the area, and she recommended the place where my dad gets his shoes resoled. Took them in, showed the guy how much I wanted taken off, and he said they'll be ready in a week. He says that they won't have to be rezipped, the snap can be easily mounted in the new location, and that the overall appearance of the boot will be the same. It only cost $30 too, so more affordable than I was expecting! I pick them up next Thursday, so I'll let you know what the final result looks like. Call around and see who you can find in your area!
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