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My boot tops are too big for my slim legs

Question: My boot tops are too big for my slim legs. Can you alter the boot shafts?

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How can I change the white stitching on my boots?

You bought a sweet pair of new handcrafted boots , but you don't like the blaring white stitching on the sole. What can you do? It's an easy fix. I'll show you just what to do.

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Take wrinkles out of boot shafts

Question: I have a nice pair of western leather boots but the shafts have wrinkles in them making them uncomfortable. How do I make the shafts stop rubbing my ankles?

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Cobbler's Review: Thorogood Workboot

 

When it comes to workbooks, Thorogood is one of the best in quality, with their line of American Made work boots in the Thorogood Heritage Collection. In this post I will be reviewing the ins an outs of the Thorogood[...]

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What kind of Polish should I use?

 

It can be a little intimidating these days with the wide variety of products used to upkeep your shoes or boots. Using shoe polish is a great way to keep dress shoes or boots looking nice. However, there are so many[...]

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Best way to break in new boots

What is the best way to break in new boots?

Let us Break In your boots for you! You can have your boots custom broken in for free! Yup, at Boyers BootNShoe we are 5th generation boot cobblers. We know boots inside and out.[...]

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A Boot Cobbler's Review: Ariat Mesteno Square Toe Boots

Slim, The Boot Guy's impressions of the Ariat Mesteno Square Toe Boot

The Ariat Mesteno Workhog boot is one of our most popular selling boots at Boyers BootNShoe.  I'll give you my impressions of the boot and tell you about[...]

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Slim and the Boot Elves

Help Slim, the boot guy, search for the Boyers Boot Elves.

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My Boots Rub My Ankles, What Can I Do?

How can I soften the ankles of my boots?

Question for The Boot Guy: I bought my wife some boots last year while I was in Texas. She absolutely loves the boots, but cannot wear them because the sides of the boots near the[...]

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If I use black shoe polish on my brown boots would it make them black?

If you use black shoe polish on brown work boots, the result would be some color in between brown and black. What color you end up with depends on how soft the finish of the leather is on the brown boots that you want to[...]

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What is the best waterproofing to use on my dress boots

Question: What is the best waterproofing to use on my dress boots if I want to be able to put a good shine on them afterward? They're Justins, smooth leather, not suede or anything. I'm afraid that mink oil will hinder shine!

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My heel slips and is too loose in my high heel shoes. What can I do?

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Can a scuff, scrape or gouge in leather be fixed?

Kay asked:

I have a pair of Rios of Mercedes boots belonging to my late husband. One of the boots has a gouge about the size of a dime in the side of the toe. Can this be repaired?

Answer:

Yes, your boots can be fixed.[...]

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Boots are too loose and wearing thick socks doesn't help

 

 

Question for The Boot Guy: I bought a pair of Ariat Dixie boots that were too big. I can't make the boots fit comfortably by wearing thick socks. My foot still slides forward making the boots uncomfortable, which[...]

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