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Thanks for the heads up, nevereast. I went ahead and tried, very gently but enough pressure, to scratch off the finish near the big spot and nothing is coming off so that's good. Also, yours with the side finish missing isn't too terribly bad, it adds some nice age to them.
Yes, I did get it earlier this week. I am keeping them regardless since there aren't any structural issues and I've already worn them around. Getting $200 off on a nice boot, so I shouldn't be too picky. I'd probably lean toward the Meltonian shoe cream since it's only $5. Is the Meltonian shoe cream waxy is that why you told me to try the Kiwi instead?
My Wolverine 1ks 2nds from Sierra Trading Post has a big scuff on the side. The other boot is fine. I was thinking of putting some leather oil to darken the spot up? I would need to buy some so I'd thought I'd ask before I do so. Someone recommended a brown shoe cream to apply. It bothers me a little bit but for the price, I would probably keep it. http://i.imgur.com/PKokQIv.jpg
Got a pair of new IRs. The boots fit perfectly, but the cap toe digs into my toes when walking. Is this going to soften up over time when broken into or is it a fit problem?
I just picked these up and I know these will require some breaking in. The cap toe area is digging into my toes as I walk when I bend. Is the leather there going to soften up?
Still breaking in my 8138s and I have another dumb question.   What exactly is heel slip? Is it when your foot slides from the front to the back when you walk or when your heel lifts up and back down not staying in full physical contact with the insole heel?   I notice when I walk, as I lift my foot, my heel lifts up from the heel insole, but not enough where I'm tripping all over the place. My heel does land in the same area of the insole every step (I think), it's...
Oh jeez, I don't think I have the patience to wear them for an entire year before I see a difference in comfort. I know it differs from person to person, but isn't one year a little too long for break in? I was expecting maybe a month or two of moderate usage. I'm normally a 8.5-9 for running shoes and 8 for sneakers. I have the 8138s in a size 8, and I have a question about how it should fit. From what I'm reading, to get the most comfortable boots you have ever owned,...
Thanks, I guess I'll tough it out. After the break in, is it comfortable? Or just something you have gotten used to but isn't the more comfortable, if you know what I mean. I've been wearing running shoes and sneakers and these are my first real boots. $250 is a big upgrade for me so I want instant satisfaction from my purchase, but these are not the most comfortable yet and I can't wait any longer even though I've only worn it for a couple days.
Wore my 8138's some more today and the balls of my foot hurt from the hard leather soles. Is this something that requires breaking in? The rest of the shoe feels fine, a little stiff but that's all. There's no heel slip, and it's not too tight and not too loose. Will they get more comfortable over time or do I need to invest in insoles, but I'm afraid it might be too tight with insoles on top.
Thanks, so I'll give the leather insole a try. How long did it take to soften up?   Also, second question. If I decided to throw in insoles on top of it, it should be no problem right?
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