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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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Can you repair an uncomfortable heel counter in boot?

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! at Boyer's BootnShoe

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[...]

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My Big Toe Aches

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:[...]

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Ariat Rambler Boot Review?

Ariat Rambler boots are a number one seller. This video review by a third generation boot cobbler explains why.

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How to waterproof your Boots and Shoes

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.

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Can my boot tops be stretched or can a panel be added?

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 .


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Can UGG Boots be cleaned?

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How should a new boot fit?

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[...]

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How can i get a gravy stain out of my shoes or boots?

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[...]

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How can I clean mildew off of my shoes?

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[...]

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Tony Lama Cushion Comfort, 3R and TLX construction?

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[...]

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Can a Shoe or Boot be Stretched? Can I Stretch a Shoe or Boot Myself?

Can a Shoe or Boot be Stretched?

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Can a heel be raised or lowered?

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,[...]

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My Steel Toe Hurts! What can I do?

What can you do when a steel toe rubs your toes?

There are lots of things you can do to get relief. The answer depends on how it hurts. If a steel toe is rubbing your little or big toe it is probably because the shoe is[...]

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