Cowboy boots are fun to wear when going out to have fun or hiking. Most boots are expensive and accidentally buying shoes that are slightly larger than one's feet is not fun either. Whether your job requires you to work in your shoes the whole day or you usually wear your boots during special fun days, being uncomfortable in your boots is the last thing you want to hear. Uncomfortable boots hurt our feet, affect the way we walk, and can even make us develop blisters on our toes.
Luckily, all hope is not lost because the practical magic tips explained below can save someone the hustle of going back to the stores to look for a new pair of boots. Most cowboy boots are made of rubber which is a natural and flexible material.
The inherent elastic nature of rubber means that it can be squeezed or stretched into different sizes and shapes by using temperature together with the application of a small force. Therefore, read on and discover how to make cowboy boots fit you tighter and better than before.
The shrinking process can be achieved through either of the following two ways:
Method 1- Using a Bucket of Water and a Pair of Socks
1. The first step is to submerge the boots in a basin or bucket that is full of water. Another better option would be to immerse the cowboy boots in a bathtub that is full of water. It is essential to note at this point that the water should entirely cover the shoes.
2. The second step is to leave the boots in water for approximately an hour or an hour and a half so that they can be fully soaked with the water. Even though water usually adversely affects rubber, soaking the shoes for just one hour would not cause any significant changes or damages to the leather material of the boots.
3. The third step is to look for socks that will fit you well. The soaks should then be socked in water for around 5 minutes until they are completely saturated.
4. The fourth step is to put on the wet socks then wearing the wet cowboy shoes. The boots usually take approximately a whole day to dry in this condition, so patience is essential.
5. The fifth step is to go on with your regular daily routine in the boots until they dry completely. Going around in the shoes helps to ensure that the boots experience the different angles of your feet as you walk around. It also ensures that you will be comfortable with the shoes once they have thoroughly dried. After the cowboy boots dry fully, the leather material shrinks and tighten.
Method 2- Shrinking the Shoes Using a Blowdryer Machine
The second method involves filling hot water in a spray bottle then spraying the leather surfaces of the cowboy boots uniformly with the hot water. After the boots have been sprayed well and they are well soaked with the hot water, use a lower dryer speed to blow dry the outer surfaces of the shoes. As the boots dry up, they will shrink, and this will make them tighter than before. Suede can be applied to the shoes to make them shine again.
In conclusion, the above two methods on how to make cowboy boots fit tighter are essential because they can save someone the dollars that could have been spent on purchasing a new pair of boots.
In addition to that, the procedures are straightforward, easy to follow, and do not require some specialized knowledge to implement.