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Boots causing grazing on foot

alladin

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Hi,

I have recently bought a pair of Alfred Sargent chukka boots and I have wore them 3 times. On all occasions, the boot top has caused severe grazing on the outside of my foot. Clearly the leather is rubbing against the skin.

I wanted to ask if there anything I can do to prevent this or physically do to the boot to prevent this? I considered applying vaseline on the side of the boot in the hope to soften the leather.

Opinions are greatly appreciated.

Thanks.
 

bengal-stripe

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For the time being, leave the top pair of eyelets undone. That will give your legs some extra wiggle room.
The leather will soften with wear. Soon you’ll be able to close all the eyelets without ‘injury’.
 

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Assuming these are the right size, you should clean them and bag them and put them away for a few weeks. Then get them out and start over.

If a shoe hurts your foot as you are breaking it in, do not continue to wear the shoe every other day. Go back to your other shoes until your feet heal and forget.
 

alladin

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Originally Posted by bengal-stripe
For the time being, leave the top pair of eyelets undone. That will give your legs some extra wiggle room.
The leather will soften with wear. Soon you'll be able to close all the eyelets without "˜injury'.


Thanks, I'll try this.
 

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Put a bandaid over the skin where the boot is rubbing and continue breaking them in. Also put some leather stretcher on the place that's rubbing.
 

Nick V.

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You can also try adding a heel lift. They can be purchased OTC in most shoe repair shops and some large drug stores. It goes inside the boot in the heel area. That will slightly lift your foot away from the irritating area. Once the boots are broken in remove the heel lift.
 

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