How to Break in Tall Riding Boots

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You're going to need to properly break in that new pair of tall riding boots before they'll start to feel comfortable. Break in tall riding boots with help from a fashion and retail professional in this free video clip.

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Hi. I'm Hilary Arthur from, and I'm here today in the studio to talk to you about how to break in your tall riding boots. So if you don't have the patience to slowly break in your riding boots over time, I'm going to tell you about a quick way you can break them in. All you need is a pair of socks, a bucket of water, some Saran Wrap or a plastic Baggie. We're going to take a page out of a Soldier's Book today and talk about the way that they recommend to break in their boots. What many soldiers will do is completely submerge their boots in water and leave them like that over night and wear them the next day. If you're like me and have spent some good money on your fashion boots that you want to break in, you may be a little hesitant to dunk your tall boots into water. So I recommend a modified approach. You start here with your pair of socks. You're going to submerge them in water, get them nice and wet, and then rinse them out. You don't want them to be sopping wet because you don't want to leave a trail of water where you go. You want people to remember you for your style, not your wet feet. So ring out the socks, so they're nice and damp but again, not sopping wet and you're going to place them on your foot. If you don't like the idea of going throughout your day with a wet sock on, you can also place your foot into a plastic Baggie and then put the wet sock over the top of your foot. Or you can also use Saran Wrap over the top of your foot, place the wet sock on top of your foot and then wear your boot throughout the day. So once you have the wet sock on your foot, you're then going to place your foot into your shoe, zip them up and then go about your day. What will happen, is the water from the sock is going to soak into the leather from the inside out. Soften it and as it dries it will form to the shape of your foot. Your boots will be broken in and you will be blister free. I'm Hilary Arthur from, and that's how you break in tall riding boots.


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