Heavy leather work boots starting to pinch
January 9, 2014 11:30 AM Subscribe
I have heavy, lug-soled leather work boots which are top of the line work boots. They're great boots! I love them. However, over the last two years they have started to rub me in two painful ways. I'm not sure if there is anything I can do to repair this.
posted by arnicae to Grab Bag (8 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
They pinch my ankle (the heel is curving in right at my Achilles tendon just above my heel and rubs hard enough to leave red marks). Additionally, the outside of the toe on each of the boots has pushed down in and also rubs against the tips of my middle toe. I've tried moisturizing the boots with mink oil and boot grease which helps a bit but no major result.
The manufacturer just resoled the boots (I only started to notice this issue after resoling, but it doesn't appear to be related to the resoling- the creases were already there before I sent them in) - they suggested I consider resoling them again but couldn't promise it would fix the problem.
Any suggestions? it sort of seems like I just need the boots to be slightly reshaped but I'm not sure how to do this. Would happily pay for this to get fixed, I love these boots - I just don't want to pay $275 for them to be resoled with no surety the problem will be fixed.