Scott asks: The inside heel of my boot is starting to roll up and create a ridge in the center of the heel counter inside my boot making it very uncomfortable. Is this a repairable problem? These are my favorite boots and[...]
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Happy Feet! A classic Boyer's Bootnshoe TV spot from 2006 starring Slim. It may be silly but it's true, people get Happy Feet in Boots from Boyer's Bootnshoe because we are 5th generation boot cobblers who know footwear[...]
Question for The Boot Guy: The big toe joint in my right foot aches after wearing steel toed shoes. I started out with steel toed dress shoes, tried them without soles. Then I bought a stiffer soled mid ankle workboot with:[...]
Ariat Rambler boots are a number one seller. This video review by a third generation boot cobbler explains why.
The Boot Guy shows How to waterproof your shoes and boots.
In this YouTube video, Slim, the Boot Guy shows how to waterproof your boots and shoes. Different methods and products are explained.
Noleen Asks: I have a pair of new boots and I need to stretch them, The heel part is very narrow and stiff so I can't really get my foot into it even though it feels fine at the toes. I could also use some more leg room .
A boot should fit like a handshake. Ever had someone grab your hand for a handshake and squeeze across the knuckles. Ouch! But if the same person would grab your hand behind the knuckles and squeeze, it wouldn't hurt. That[...]
How can i get a gravy stain out of my shoes? After every Thanksgiving Day, at Boyers BootnShoe, we get several calls asking how to get gravy stains or grease stains out of footwear. Since we are fifth generation shoe[...]
How can I clean mildew off of my shoes? At Boyer's BootnShoe, we get asked this question a lot. The most common reason shoes mildew is because they have been improperly stored in sealed plastic containers or bags. Leather[...]
Tony Lama has been making quality boots since 1911. At Boyer's BootnShoe, We sell and repair Tony Lama boots.
We understand the Tony Lama boot construction inside and out.
Let me give the easy and quick answer first then[...]
Can a Shoe or Boot be Stretched?
Yes, any heel can be raised or lowered.
We do it every day in our shoe repair. But there is a limit to how much can be added or lowered. Every shoe has a balance built in to how the shoe was lasted or in other words,[...]