Breaking in cowboy boots - The Horse Forum
 1Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 15 Old 11-17-2012, 07:53 AM Thread Starter
Weanling
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Michigan, but my heart is in FL!
Posts: 281
• Horses: 0
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?
uflrh9y is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 15 Old 11-17-2012, 08:39 AM
Trained
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: southern Arizona
Posts: 9,360
• Horses: 4
Neatsfoot oil.

"Make the right thing easy and the wrong thing...well, ignore it mostly."
bsms is online now  
post #3 of 15 Old 11-17-2012, 09:07 AM
Foal
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: in nc
Posts: 15
• Horses: 1
Just a straight cooking oil is what I use on boots and all my saddles works great and want trurn the color
Posted via Mobile Device
shawn is offline  
post #4 of 15 Old 11-17-2012, 09:27 AM
Started
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Virginia, USA
Posts: 1,607
• Horses: 2
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.
bsms likes this.
corgi is offline  
post #5 of 15 Old 11-17-2012, 10:00 AM Thread Starter
Weanling
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Michigan, but my heart is in FL!
Posts: 281
• Horses: 0
Quote:
Originally Posted by corgi View Post
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?
uflrh9y is offline  
post #6 of 15 Old 11-17-2012, 10:11 AM
Green Broke
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Western Pennsylvania
Posts: 2,789
• Horses: 1
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
Posted via Mobile Device
Iseul is offline  
post #7 of 15 Old 11-17-2012, 02:22 PM
Banned
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Southeastern PA
Posts: 9,420
• Horses: 1
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.
AlexS is offline  
post #8 of 15 Old 11-19-2012, 02:46 PM
Weanling
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 346
• Horses: 2
I was going to suggest either getting them wet or cleaning out a really mucky barn. It's always worked for me.
BigGreyHorse is offline  
post #9 of 15 Old 11-19-2012, 04:48 PM
Green Broke
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Surry, Va
Posts: 4,712
• Horses: 0
Im not sure who ariat makes boots for but they all must have pencil thin feet. Ariats are extremly narrow. Id say thats the problem.
Joe4d is offline  
post #10 of 15 Old 11-19-2012, 07:45 PM
Green Broke
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: New South Wales, Australia
Posts: 4,806
• Horses: 1
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.
Saskia is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.



User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
For Sale: SMB's - Neoprene Splint Boots -Rear Gallop Boots -Justin Cowboy Boots rodeogirl309 Tack and Equipment Classifieds 1 08-01-2011 05:26 PM
cowboy boots/paddock boots help please? Cheyennes mom Horse Talk 43 05-19-2011 06:02 PM
can't decide cowboy boots or work boots :/ OnlySamwise Horse Tack and Equipment 10 04-27-2011 07:25 PM
Boots, boots, & more boots. Ariat lacers, cowboy boots, rubber boots; Mens/kids/women Seattle Tack and Equipment Classifieds 1 12-09-2009 08:32 PM
Breaking in boots koomy56 Horse Tack and Equipment 13 04-21-2009 02:41 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome