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My boots are too small

Postby Scottish Lady » Wed Jan 13, 2016 8:50 pm

I'm really aiming this at Tod! I've just got some front lacing boots for WW1 and they're a bit of a snug fit. Has anyone got a simple solutions for stretching them a bit?


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Re: My boots are too small

Postby Scottish Lady » Wed Jan 13, 2016 8:52 pm

Sorry, this probably doesn't come under G History, I got the wrong page, blame the weather here or something!


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Re: My boots are too small

Postby Neil of Ormsheim » Wed Jan 13, 2016 10:31 pm

Late Victorian/Edwardian/Belle Epoch boot stretchers? Akin to glove stretchers but slightly different in application......


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Re: My boots are too small

Postby Scottish Lady » Sat Jan 16, 2016 11:26 am

Thanks Neil, I think what I need is someone with a size bigger feet than me to wear them for a day..!!


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Postby Neil of Ormsheim » Sun Jan 17, 2016 10:46 am

Use a sharp knife and trim feet to size? :D :D :o


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Re: My boots are too small

Postby Mark Griffin » Tue Jan 19, 2016 6:52 pm

soak boots (best done standing in bath and squeeze feet in, leave to dry very slowly. It will only improve things by a small amount but you don;'t say how tight they are.

If it works with bare feet then start adding socks but it will only stretch so far.


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Re: My boots are too small

Postby John Waller » Fri Jan 22, 2016 12:56 pm

I was in a cobblers yesterday and he had bench mounted shoe stretcher which looked like it could do the job. Or you could try what my granddad said they did to break in boots when he was in the army in WWI - pee in them and wear until dry.


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Re: My boots are too small

Postby acecat999 » Fri Jan 22, 2016 1:46 pm

Oh boots.

I thought it was a typo


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Re: My boots are too small

Postby Scottish Lady » Thu Jan 28, 2016 8:01 pm

There's always one..! Next you'll be saying that you didn't know we Scots cook on a girdle rather than a griddle.


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