Breaking in your cowboy boots is perhaps the most important part in ownership. After surfing the web, we found a number of crazy ways to break in boots. Hot water, baby powder, cooking oil, rubbing alcohol… What is going on out there???

Although there are many “creative” ways to breaking in boots, we recommend these safe methods to minimize risk of damage.

1. Wear Them.

Yes. It’s that simple. Just wear them. However don’t wear them for an extended period of time in a single day. Wear them around the house and let them adjust to your feet.

2. Wear Them With A Comfortable Sock

Putting on a pair of socks will help stretch your boots out and help prevent blisters from happening. Again, wear your boots for short periods of time throughout the day.

3. Increase The Amount Time Worn

After a few days of walking around in your boots, increase the length of time you wear them by an hour every week.

4. Professional Boot Stretching

If you have no time to spare at all, then we recommend taking them to a professional boot cobbler. There is less risk in damaging your new boots when taking them to a professional.

Have any tips of your own? Leave them in the comments below!

 

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