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Meindle boot break in -need some help-

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Unread 08-30-2005, 04:28 PM
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Re: Meindle boot break in -need some help-

The gor-tex will "wick" away the water on the inside to the outside(leather). Also put them in a bucket filled with water. Your best bet is the neets foot oil, if that doesnt work, the boots just dont fit.
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Unread 08-30-2005, 04:30 PM
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Re: Meindle boot break in -need some help-

Temperatures in Homer are running in the 50s and 60s during the day and 30s and 40s at night. Unless you are going high, frostbite is not an issue

Old Indian trick that goes with the thinner insole trick and the skip the bottom eyelet trick
Get a couple of pairs of of very thin nylon dress sox. In Cabelas they will be called "boot liners" but a Kmart they are called dress sox. Do not get cotton unless you have a preexisting foot problem like atheltes foot which you need to treat right now. Coolmax or ultra max is better than nylon but you probably can't find it in a small town. Polypropelene will also do. just avoid wool and cotton. The nylon sock will not absorb and retain moisture.

The thin nylon will give your foot more room and it is "slick " so you do not get friction blisters. If there is room use two pairs. Take your old trashed boots and a pair of jogging/ trail running or other light weigth quick drying atheletic shoe. Get some foot powder and several different types of bandaids and some duct tape for if and when the blisters do come. What? You have never used duct tape as first aid for blisters? My goodness. What a pilgrim you are. It sticks better than bandaids if water is an issue! (canoeist trick) First thing ever night take care of your feet. Carry a change of socks with you during the day and air your feet when you can (do this down wind or you will scare off all of the game).

When you are 22 miles into a marathon and you start to feel squishing inside your shoe you don't have to look down to know it is your own blood filling up the shoe. You just grit your teeth and run the last 4 and a quarter miles. Bad shoes are no fun anytime anywhwere.

Good luck with your feet and your moose

P.S. Did not mean to call Lewiston a small town. you can probably find cool max sox in a place that size at any store that sell running shoes like foot locker or Atheletes Feet. But I still prefer Sears white nylon dress sox even if they are cheap for what you are talking about.
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Unread 08-30-2005, 06:56 PM
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Re: Meindle boot break in -need some help-

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!

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Next time you are in Spokane, stop by White's Boots and talk to them. I don't have a pair, but everything that I have heard about them is that it will be the last pair of boots that you will buy. I do believe that they will even custom make them to fit your feet.
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Unread 07-12-2010, 01:13 PM
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Re: Meindle boot break in -need some help-

i use to build boots along time ago.i will say this for general knowlege.if you are overweight much then it will be hard to find many boots that will be comfortable.some folks do better with a good boot built for them.i hear all the time my boots slip on my heel when new.they will sometimes until they know where to bend and are broke in.most folks buy boots too insulated for what they are doing.tall boots give more support.i would rather break my boots in way before a hunt or trek,take care of your feet and you will feel better all over.
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