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Ask DocSk8 (Expert Indoor Skate Building Advice) This forum is different then the other SkateLog forums in that it is not a discussion forum, but rather a place you can ask skate building expert Fred "DocSk8" Benjamin about building and repairing indoor speed, derby, and jamskate quad roller skates. Please start a new thread for each new question.

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Old September 15th, 2011, 04:26 AM   #1
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Default Stretching boots at home?

Hey Doc, Just wondering if there is any tips on stretching your skate boots at home i am trying stretch a full size or more is that even possible? i can fit my feet in the boots but they are very tight any tips would be greatly appreciated
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Old September 15th, 2011, 05:31 AM   #2
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Hey Doc, Just wondering if there is any tips on stretching your skate boots at home i am trying stretch a full size or more is that even possible? i can fit my feet in the boots but they are very tight any tips would be greatly appreciated
There are tools made to do that and you can do it at home... Check the Bay... One size is about all I would want to try... Unfortunately, once you get that one size the natural stretching over time could split the boot..

Here is a thought... There are almost no sk8 boots that cannot be found in YOUR correct size.. All it takes is time and money.. Do you really want to risk it on what is (I'm guessing here) a high end and rare boot??
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Old September 15th, 2011, 05:21 PM   #3
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Default Not trying to butt in but...

.... how about just working some type of leather softener into them and just wear them around the house a lot to naturally stretch them into the shape of your foot, not the stretching tool's shape.
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Old September 15th, 2011, 06:51 PM   #4
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.... how about just working some type of leather softener into them and just wear them around the house a lot to naturally stretch them into the shape of your foot, not the stretching tool's shape.
Butting in?? OK by me.. I would not have thought of that myself.

Besides, this whole Ask Doc Sk8 thing is all your fault...
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Old September 15th, 2011, 06:58 PM   #5
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.... how about just working some type of leather softener into them and just wear them around the house a lot to naturally stretch them into the shape of your foot, not the stretching tool's shape.
Similar to what I did with 2 pair of boots to break them in.

1. Put boots in bathroom
2. Have a hot shower
3. 2 coats of dubbin/saddle soap/mink oil
4. Put on and wear.

It took a few cycles, but they're nice and soft now.
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Old September 15th, 2011, 10:00 PM   #6
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Besides, this whole Ask Doc Sk8 thing is all your fault...

It didn't take me a lot of effort to talk you into it.
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Old September 17th, 2011, 04:06 PM   #7
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Default One thing that doesn't stretch

Is the footbed. Sure, you can stretch the leather upper and make them less tight, but that doesn't change where your foot rests on the insole, nor does it change the length. How much you can get away with depends entirely on the particular boot and how your foot is made.

Maybe post something in the For Sale? You never know, there could be a forum reader with boots a size too big.
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