Best way to break in tall boots + fit questions
Hello! I am new here and have some questions about my new tall boots.
I got them yesterday from my instructor, as I'm showing this Saturday and she has a shed full of free clothes. "Yay me!" I thought. "What a score!" I thought, thinking of the $200 boots that I got for free.
Then I put them on. Ohhhh, boy. I wore them for maybe 45 minutes, and barely walked in them. (Which was a task in itself - they're so stiff and tight that I couldn't bend my knees more than an inch!) When I got home, I had big red scratches behind my knees, and they had ripped skin off my anklebones and rubbed them raw.
From my research, I believe this is normal. (Whhhyyyy must we suffer? D:) They come up over my knee by about an inch - are they too tall? They reach the backs of my knees, hence the angry red scrapes. Could it be a size problem?
Anyway - My instructor says I can wear my normal boots, so no big worry. But how do I break them in without killing my legs and feet? Should I use the bathtub method? Use heel risers? Any other ideas?
Thanks a bunch!