To shrink cowboy boots, first soak the leather with water. Apply heat consistently until the leather dries completely. Apply a conditioning cream to prevent cracking.Continue Reading
Place the boots on a flat surface that will not be damaged by water. Fill a spray bottle with hot water. Hold the bottle about 5 inches from the boots, and spray until the leather is wet. In the absence of a spray bottle, soak a cloth in hot water, and press it against the surface of the boots until the leather is completely saturated. Avoid getting water inside the boots.
Plug in a hair dryer with variable heat settings. Turn the air speed to the lowest speed, and select the highest possible heat output. Hold the hair dryer so that the nozzle is approximately 6 inches from the leather. Aim the dryer at the part of the boot that is loosest on your feet. Hold the dryer in place, moving it slowly around the area until the leather dries. Move to the rest of the boot, continuing to move slowly, until the entire boot is dry. Try the boot on, and repeat steps one and two if necessary.
Rub a generous amount of leather conditioner into the boots to prevent the leather from cracking or splitting. Condition every leather surface on each boot.
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.Full Answer >
A person should check the fit of leather boots while standing. A leather boot should make the entire foot feel snug except for the heel. The ball of the foot should sit at the widest part of the sole of the boot. The instep, or vamp, of the boot should fit more snugly over the top of the arch than a normal shoe or sneaker.Full Answer >
To shrink leather boots, simply spray hot water onto the surface of the boots, dry them completely with a hair dryer, and then condition the leather. You need a spray bottle, access to hot water, a hairdryer and leather conditioner.Full Answer >
Maintain leather boots by treating them with leather conditioner when new, keeping them clean and adding more waterproofing regularly. A few minutes spent treating the boots on a regular basis ensures they last longer.Full Answer >