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  • 08/15/2015
  • Jnick

I HAVE A BIT OF A DELEMA…. My boots had a major blowout and my crew goes up on monday…I have a new pair of whites to wear but no time for a good break in……. Any suggestions?????? HELP…….


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  1. GP
    August 15, 2015 Reply

    Fill them with water, wear them until they dry, grease them well, and they should be good to go. There’ll always be someone to disagree but this technique has worked for me more than once with no ill effects.

  2. Johnny Walker
    August 15, 2015 Reply

    I am Industrial, cowboy, Biker….
    Fill with water overnight in 5 gal bucket or tub.
    Wear wet untill broke in, and dry. bring a can of ‘mink oil (lard), slab inside and out liberally.
    Dial antibacterial soap bar rubbed liberally inside your socks saves blisters with new boots, even women’s footys nylons inside sock with this combination has been used for decades by NFL, US Military, Severe duty industrial types… ‘Mole skin’ as a backup in backpack..
    The dude above is correct!!

    Good luck, and ‘God speed’ my friend!! :) :) My Hat off to YOU!!

    Johnny, Montana, USA

  3. CaliforniaFirefighter
    August 16, 2015 Reply

    Buy some Haix Missoula to wear when u get blisters.

  4. klamathman
    August 16, 2015 Reply

    wear em in a creek for 5-10 minutes in the morn and don’t take em off till the evening. They will conform to your feet.

  5. woodsman20
    August 16, 2015 Reply

    the above post’s work but you may want to carry a bottle of rubbing alchol and water. When you feel a hot spot on your feet spay boot with the solution. it breaks the tan on the leather but it lets the leather relax more. then grease them up. don’t use mink oil it will rot the stitching after a while. mink oil rots after time. I perfer obanoffs (?). its made in idaho. good stuff. whish ya luck

  6. Rick
    August 18, 2015 Reply

    It may be too late, but go buy a pair of Scarpa Fuego’s. They need almost no breaking in and are made for hiking mountains, not logging. I did a three mile steep hike the day I bought mine, and had no issues. After 12 years in logging boots, I will never go back.

  7. Tim
    August 18, 2015 Reply

    Put them on and get to work!

  8. Your name...
    August 18, 2015 Reply

    I’ve worn Whites for forty years, never once had to break them in, they should fit perfect out of the box. Mine were custom made, well worth the extra fitting cost

  9. Your name...
    August 19, 2015 Reply

    fill your boots warm water about 4- 6 hrs if you can over night …this put your feet in for 1-2 hrs with the water ….don’t lace them up ……then pour the water out ….and go to work ….good luck and be safe

  10. Joann Lavis
    August 28, 2015 Reply

    For breaking in leather cowbow boots we have used full bottles of rubbing achol and then wore them all day untill nite this like the above comments will let the leather conform to your feet , it does work

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