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 Post subject: Re: Boot shaft stretching?
New postPosted: October 22nd, 2009, 9:24 am 
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Hey, Roux, there is a shoe repair shop on Terry Parkway right next to an embroidery shop.

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 Post subject: Re: Boot shaft stretching?
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TheMIL wrote:
Hey, Roux, there is a shoe repair shop on Terry Parkway right next to an embroidery shop.


Thanks! i think i know where you mean. I wish i'd have grabbed the boots this morning! I'm about to meet my momanem at Cuco's.

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 Post subject: Re: Boot shaft stretching?
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RouxTheVodka wrote:
Okay, I have "athletic legs" so my calves don't fit in the my knee high boots without using something from the tool box.
I see a neat contraption that is made for such a task, but it's $200! I think I'd get lipo if I were going to spend that!
Has anyone had any success stretching the shaft of boots?

I remember pouring rubbing alcohol on my socks before putting on my saddle oxfords as a kid...this was supposed to have stretched the shoes. In hindsight, maybe the damn things were too small!
Seriously, does that work?


Seriously, that works! I've used it on pumps many times as well as slip on shoes.
Never used it on boots. You could wear some knee highs & wet the shank of the sock with alcohol & try it.
But I'd be concerned it would show marks on the boots because that part is not lined like a shoe would normally be.
Unless they are dark black & then it probably wouldn't matter. Don't oversaturate the socks.
The trick is to wear the shoes/boots with the alcohol wet socks and walk around til the alcohol dries.

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 Post subject: Re: Boot shaft stretching?
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Just an update...2 shoe repair places said "NO CAN DO"....I'm gonna get a piece of 3 or 4 inch PVC pipe from the warehouse and put a sock soaked in alcohol on it and see what happens.
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RouxTheVodka wrote:
Just an update...2 shoe repair places said "NO CAN DO"....I'm gonna get a piece of 3 or 4 inch PVC pipe from the warehouse and put a sock soaked in alcohol on it and see what happens.
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Well aren't choo smawt witcha PVC pipe and all. :idea: I'd say that's pretty brilliant, hopefully the pipe is da same size as ya legs!

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