Break in new cowboy boots by spraying them liberally with boot stretcher spray. Then, insert a shoe stretcher, and adjust its length and width to apply gentle pressure to the leather.Continue Reading
Try on your boots to determine the most painful spots. Common problem areas include a tight toe box and a length that is slightly too small but not so much that it requires a larger size.
Buy a boot stretcher spray that is safe for use on leather. When in doubt, ask a shoe store representative for advice because some stretcher sprays are not appropriate for all types of leather. Apply the spray to the tight spots on the boot.
Slide an adjustable stretcher into the boot while the spray is still wet. If the boot is too tight on your heel or toe, adjust the stretcher length so that it provides gentle pressure. For a tight toe box, adjust the width of the stretcher. Start with a very small increment because once you stretch the boot, it cannot be reversed.
When you have stretched the boots to a more comfortable fit, heat a large pot of water to a boil. Hold the boots over the steaming pot until they are heated but not saturated with condensation. Put them on immediately, and walk around until they dry. This shapes them to the curves of your foot.