Originally Posted by dah328
Interesting. Ron Rider once described that as part of the fitting process for bespoke cowboy boots and a good way of getting the shoe to mold to one's foot. I have noticed that shoes I've worn in unexpected downpours are much more comfortable on the next wearing. Are rusted nails enough of a concern that this process should be avoided? dan
I am erring on the side of caution. I also remember Matadorpoeta mentioning problems with rusted nails in his Bruno Magli restoration writeup. From what I know, typically army boots do not have nails in the heel so it is not an issue. But of course I may well be wrong (trust me, it has happenned before
Anyone have some more info on the safety of the water treatment for boots with nails in them?