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post #11 of 19 Old 03-15-2008, 07:29 PM Thread Starter
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I found some random thing in my dad's workshop that worked the same way:)
Only now I'm in great pain:(
Does anyone have any ideas for making the insides stickier other than just plain use? And for getting them off? The lady at the store said it helps to put baby powder inside and on your socks.
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post #12 of 19 Old 03-15-2008, 10:01 PM
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Congrats on your new boots!! You can use baby powder or you can buy stuff called Boot Slip that helps them come off a little easier. I'm sure baby powder is cheaper.
Have you heard of Saddle-Tite? It looks like a little blue and white thing of deoderant but you smear it on the inside of your boots and it makes them much stickier. My favorite stuff is this German goop called something like Hafty Haf or something in a orange aerosol can but it is amazing. It actually is a little too sticky at first and you can move the flaps of your saddle with just your legs! Either will give you plenty grip until they're broken in properly.
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post #13 of 19 Old 03-16-2008, 08:25 PM Thread Starter
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Ok I was looking at the sadl-tite stuff and it looks pretty good, except I can't find it anywhere except ebay and i am not allowed to get it from there :(
Also, it looks kinda hard to get off. If anyone has any experience with it if they could give me their opinion, that would be great. Or if anyone knows of any other products that do the same thing. I swear there was this cream you could get at greenhawk for making your boots stickier but I can't find it in the cataloge or website
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post #14 of 19 Old 03-18-2008, 10:25 PM
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The best way to get tight boots off is to have a strong partner! Sit down on the ground and make sure you have something unmovable to hang on to. Be sure you point your toes as they pull on the back of the heel only. Pointing your toe and pulling on the back of the heel are the keys to getting tight boots off.
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post #15 of 19 Old 03-21-2008, 06:16 PM Thread Starter
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They feel really big. Like in the foot part. The 8 1/2 was almost inpossible to get on and off, but the 9 feels quite spacey inside. The lady and the store said it would feel a bit big and floppy in the ankle part, but I am concerned that once they stretch out they will be huge!
Are they supposed to fit like this at first?
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post #16 of 19 Old 07-01-2009, 12:26 PM
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I just got a pair of tall boots.

Tall boots are very, very expensive and very, very hard to break in.

If I were to give my advice I would tell you to wait until your feet stop growing, if they haven't already, and buy the best leather pair you can find. Tall boots can serve you for a very long time... specially leather ones.

You said it was painful getting them on. How so? Was it too tight around the calf, pinching? Was it too tall, poking into your leg? Was it pinching your toes? If so, they may be too large or too small. Usually you experience pain only after you've been walking... and then you'll get blisters.

You NEVER want to spend money: on sale or not, on tall boots that are uncomfortable.

One of my instructors suggested that you poor warm water into them, put your feet in them, and walk around the house for a while. Just wear them. You can also buy softening oils.

As for getting them off: all I can suggest are boot pulls.

Good luck!

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post #17 of 19 Old 07-01-2009, 03:56 PM
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I have a pair of Ariat Challenge field boots and I love them. They were also super easy to break blisters at all. They were a bit uncomfortable, but didn't rub so bad that I blistered. The link in your post didn't work for me so I don't know how cheap you were looking for. If you check Dover, they are constantly putting the Ariat Heritage and Challenge on sale. You could get a nice pair of zippered boots for under $300. Definitely break them in before a show because riding in new boots is always so odd. And I would suggest against wearing paddocks and half chaps because yes, if it is between you and another rider at a show, and that rider has nice clean tall boots, she'll take the ribbon.
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post #18 of 19 Old 07-02-2009, 12:03 AM
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I'm wondering the same thing about fit ox-tuff. Just got my first pair of tall boots. It does seem like there's a ton of extra real estate in the heel area, but I guess that's so you can get your heels down and allow for your ankle to be relaxed. I'm also a little concerned that they'll end up huge, but would rather have a 1/2 size too long instead of boots that pinch all day. That would really suck!
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post #19 of 19 Old 07-02-2009, 12:04 PM
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upnover, have you been raiding my tack box, which coincidentally looks like your tack box, again? ;) I also use the orange German stuff to keep my legs from flinging, especially when you have new boots. It's call Sporty-Haft spray from Pharmaka. It works much better than Sadl Tite and it's not messy. I found it at Legacy Tack for $9.

Sit Tite Spray by Pharmaka: Legacy Tack
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