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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 .

I[...]

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Polish new Tony Lama Cowgirl boots before or after using Water and Stain Protectant?

Doris asks: Should I polish new Tony Lama Cowgirl boots before or after using Water and Stain Protectant?

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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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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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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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