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Is there a good way to shrink leather boots?



I just bought a good pair of Wolverine leather steel-toe work boots. It was the only pair of boots in the style I liked that they had in the store that were close to my size. They're probably about a half size to a size too big.

Is there a way to go about shrinking them to fit my feet better without ruining the leather? The main issue with the way they're fitting is the heel isn't very snug and is causing them to blister.

Any help from the OB gurus would be much appreciated!







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Choirboy
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re: Is there a good way to shrink leather boots?


get them soaking wet then dry them fast





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Tuscaloosa
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get them soaking wet then dry them fast


Should I put them on my feet when I dry them (i.e. hair dryer??), so as to kinda fit them to my feet?



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Ole Mule
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extra thick socks





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Clyde Tipton
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Should I put them on my feet when I dry them (i.e. hair dryer??), so as to kinda fit them to my feet?


Exactly. Then sleep in them for good measure...






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RBWilliams8
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Boil them

That's how they shrink and fit leather.






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Nascar Fan
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get them soaking wet then dry them fast

Rinse & repeat








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Nodust
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Not sure about boots. But a wool dress for Mrs Dust shrunk to Barbie size after I washed it.





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Ole Mule
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did you try to squeeze her in it?





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4X4DEMON
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I know its winter, but my dad used to wear his boots into the pool to make them fit his foot. Might try stompin a mud hole and walking it dry so to speak.





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Nodust
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No. But I was never asked to do laundry after that.





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Ole Mule
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But I was never asked to do laundry after that.






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Cracker
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Order them off the net 1/2 smaller





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Nascar Fan
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But I was never asked to do laundry after that.

Got my never to do laundry after i washed colors with whites
Who'd thunk it?






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KingRanch
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I would have waited and got boots that fit me.







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rsbd
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Go to a Halliburton completion fluids yard, and get some KCL and rub it on your boots.. They will shrink!!





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