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    11-17-2012, 06:53 AM
Breaking in cowboy boots

My hubby bought our daughter her first pair of cowboy boots a few weeks ago. They are Ariats and when she tried them on and and wore them around the show grounds they were great. Then the other day she said they hurt when she put them on. Is this common? How do you break in your cowboy boots and make them comfy?
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    11-17-2012, 07:39 AM
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    11-17-2012, 08:07 AM
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    11-17-2012, 08:27 AM
I don't know. I have never had to break in a pair. Mine have all been comfortable since the first day I put them on. It is possible your daughter's are the wrong size. Cowboy boots can be strangely sized. I am a size 8 in some, and a 7 in other brands.
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    11-17-2012, 09:00 AM
Originally Posted by corgi    
I don't know. I have never had to break in a pair. Mine have all been comfortable since the first day I put them on. It is possible your daughter's are the wrong size. Cowboy boots can be strangely sized. I am a size 8 in some, and a 7 in other brands.
I guess it could be possible. They fit her a the store and she wore them around that whole weekend and didn't complain once. I also wonder if it was the socks she was wearing that day vs the ones she wore when she tried to wear them again?
    11-17-2012, 09:11 AM
Green Broke
I can only wear my extremely thin one's with my boots, otherwise I get blisters, (have nerve damage on the top of my right foot from "breaking them in" with thick socks on at an all day horse show (not to mention the stirrups were a smidge too small on my BO's saddle since I rode her horse).
She said she's used water on all of hers..stand in a bucket of wate for 2 minutes and let them dry while wearing them. Apparently they conform right to your feet, lol. None of hers look bad or are a different colour, so it must've worked. I just can't fathom walking around and riding in soaked boots xD
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    11-17-2012, 01:22 PM
I had to cross a stream in mine when I first got them, and then they dried on my feet. They now fit like a glove and are so comfy.
    11-19-2012, 01:46 PM
I was going to suggest either getting them wet or cleaning out a really mucky barn. It's always worked for me.
    11-19-2012, 03:48 PM
Green Broke
Im not sure who ariat makes boots for but they all must have pencil thin feet. Ariats are extremly narrow. Id say that's the problem.
    11-19-2012, 06:45 PM
Green Broke
Some boots never break in. I had a pair of Dr Martens (not ridings boots but a pain to break in) and I tried everything. Oils, balms, soaking wet and wearing, wearing for weeks, stuffing with wet newspaper etc. Never fit, my feet and those boots just don't match.

I had my ariat riding boots for years (short ones) and when I walked for more than half an hour in them they'd hurt - just the way they were. With your daughter though, I'd suggest oiling them and wearing them more.

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