Re: Meindle boot break in -need some help-
In town we donít have any stores that carry anything decent besides Danners and Iíve never been able to get Danners that fit me good and didnít leave blisters. I looked for something in Spokane a couple months ago, but all I could find were either high top hiking shoes, 600 gram insulated boots and more Danners!
I went to the boot guy in town and asked him. He said the fit on these boots are as good as it gets. This is my third pair from cabelas I tried one size smaller- too small. And one size larger and it was a bit sloppy. He is the one that suggested getting them wet and walking around. It helped the left boot, but the right still pinches.
Maybe I didnít get them wet enough?
What is the correct way to get a boot wet without destroying the Gortex? What would you guys think about soaking them in hot water for an hour then hiking in the hills instead of just walking around? Maybe salty water so it absorbs more into the leather?
Being a taxidermist I do have some special tanning chemicals that I use to soften up tough tanned hides so they give better stretch (mainly African), but I want to reserve that for my last resort when I have nothing to loose. Witch will be Thursday
Brown dog, I tried re lacing them like you suggested, but I still have the same problemÖÖ.
Have you guys noticed that when you find a boot that fits perfect and doesnít leak they quit making them!!!!!! I hate new boots