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people actually used to jump out of planes wearing these things!? wow. they got like no tread on the bottom of them, I nearly broke my neck on the icy walk....


butanywho.. my question, anyopne got any shortcuts on breaking these bad boys in.... everytime I crouch while wearing the blasted things I feel like I am gonna breka my toes.. :(
 

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I broke my combat boots in by filling a tub with hot/warm water and stepping in with the boots laced tight..


Stretch around a bit. Wore wet boots for an afternoon and then let em dry... That was it. I don't know if you'd wanna treat your boots to that though.
 

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I broke my combat boots in by filling a tub with hot/warm water and stepping in with the boots laced tight..


Stretch around a bit. Wore wet boots for an afternoon and then let em dry... That was it. I don't know if you'd wanna treat your boots to that though.

I think that will fuck up the leather...
 

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cover the leather with cheap shaving cream...it will soften the leather a bit then hit them with leather conditioner....make sure you give them a good polishing the next day......that's how I always broke in my boots in the Corps.
 

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ziadel said:
people actually used to jump out of planes wearing these things!? wow. they got like no tread on the bottom of them, I nearly broke my neck on the icy walk....
examine the first part of that statement... they jumped out of planes... probably weren't thinking about little things like tread and THE GROUND!! :laughing

Some decent leather conditioner should help...
 

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Wear them in the shower. Take a nice hot shower with them on than walk around for a little while, that will get them broke in pretty quick. The water wont hurt the leather, when your done fill the insides with news paper and let them dry out a bit than get to work with the kiwi, kiwi them up real good, if your looking to get a nice shine than the best way is too kiwi them up and melt the kiwi on with a lighter, than get a cotton ball and water and goto work. Might take a while the first few times because the boots have no kiwi on them but after a while they will bling without too much work.
I think the boots were made so that they didn't catch and cause your ankle to break when you land.
 

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I'm with Jet. I hardly made any jumps with my Jump boots. It was more comfortable for me to jump with my regular issue "'Cruit" Boots. One thing about shining them though. Using the lighter, cotton ball and water is really alot of work. It is a lot easier to just put a thick coat of Kiwi on them and then rub then with a piece of pantyhose. You get the same result in 3 minutes. As you go through the day you can give them a quick wipe with the piece of panty hose and they will shine as good as ever.
 

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ziadel said:
I think that will fuck up the leather...
Yup. Terrible too, ever see what happens to cows in the rain? Not pretty... :rolleyes


Anyway, yup, take a shower in them.. then take a lil walk. Or you can saddle soap them, and sit there with your hands and actually work them to break them in......
 

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Put em in the over, get em nice and hot and then oil the :shit out of them.
 

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Yup. Terrible too, ever see what happens to cows in the rain? Not pretty... :rolleyes
You're joking around, but those suede cows look terrible after a good rain. Or for that matter, even a misty morning.
 

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I've never walked up to a cow when it rains... :shrug


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Spend the extra money for the Corcoran Field Boots. I got a pair when I was in the Army and still have (and wear) them four years later. The heel and toe are hard and easy to shine, but the rest of the boot is really soft leather and offer instant comfort. In addition, it has really good tread; better than the MI ones they charge $70 for.
 

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Ummm....Z....why are you wearing Jump Boots?
 

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TwoWheeldTerror said:
Ummm....Z....why are you wearing Jump Boots?
To improve his goth look, of course.
DUh!
 

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TwoWheeldTerror said:
Ummm....Z....why are you wearing Jump Boots?
'cuz if he left them in the box, they wouldn't do him much good, now would they? :D

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Those are the ugliest boots I've ever seen.
I say dump 'em for a pair of Redwings or something.
FUGLY!
 

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the corcs are nice boots, never owned a pair of my own though, too expensive for me to just wreck. I'll stick with good ol combat boots and maybe someday get a vibram sole :p
 

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I used WD-40 to soften my new work boots damn things would tear up the top of my foot
 
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