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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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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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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 .


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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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