Best way of transporting shiny boots.

#1
Just after a bit of advice as I need to catch a plane to a wedding with the ginger fighting suit and my nice shiny boots, and was wondering the best way to stop said boots getting too damaged on the way.

Thanks in advance,

Wee Jock.
 

mattyw

Old-Salt
Kit Reviewer
#2
Tights usaly stop dust from building up but if you rap each of them in a plaastic bag it should stop dammage. use both as it usal works for me.
 
#4
Toe cap wise, an old sock stretched over the toe cap does fine. Anymore than that, wrap in and old t-shirt.

Tights are a bit thin and plastic bags will scratch the surface.
 
#5
I used to transport my Boots Shiney in a cotton travel bag, each times one, then into the case/travel bag and a quick 2 minute going over on arrival
 
#6
Individually in tights to maintain shininess and then socks, green, woolly for protection from knocks.
 
#9
In a blur, all the way to the guardroom, then five times around camp once more in a blur with a shiny hand polished WOMBAT drill round held above your head and your webbing filled with sand.....
 
#11
Military hats always come in a hat box. Handily, a pair of Boots, Gleaming will fit snuggly into the now redundant hat box. The stores bloke will be glad to be rid of at least one of the hat boxes.
 
#12
Mine were usually transported attached to my size 14 plates of meat. They usually started at 120 paces to the minute but generally gathered speed as my destination became confirmed as the Guardroom.

Seriuosly though. You could buy another seat on the plane, wrap your boots in copious amounts of cotton wool and let them travel in luxury. Be sure to take care when fastening their seatbelt. ;-)
 
#13
Individually in tights to maintain shininess and then socks, green, woolly for protection from knocks.
Or save all this body hair you keep removing from 6'.8" blokes and pack them in that.
 
#14
Step 1. Locate a fat American due to join your flight (Follow the smell of sweat and fried chicken)
Step 2. Follow said Fat American in line and start to complain that the man obviously needs two seats and that you refuse to believe it's fair for him to only have to pay for one seat. Fat American will thereby be obliged to buy two seats conveniently next to yous.
Step 3. Lure fat American into a secluded space using Subways Meatball Marina sauce smeared on a Big Mac Meal in a bucket of KFC wings.
Step 4. Dispatch Fat American by jiggling him causing his heart rate to increase, leading to unconsciousness, vomiting or death.
Step 5. Remove tickets, place shiny boots on seat, put feet up on spare seat and relax knowing that nobody (worthwhile) had to suffer for it.
 
#15
I prefer a Sheer 10 Denier stocking deftly slid over the end of each toecap. This will avoid difficult chaffing from a heavier denier opaque material. I, like Johnboyzzz, like to use a cotton covering. My favourite is the Nakeds Hiphugger Range by Victoria's Secret™ Size 10 (about £23 for a 3 pack). I then like to secure them together in a bag. The one I find best is the Louis Vuitton Jorn Man-Bag. Both boots fit in well (BCH that is) and I picked one up from their website for £940. Bargain!!
 
#16
It's important, when transporting Drill Boots, to keep them well padded inside. This stops the boots
being squashed and all the polish flaking off.

This may sound obvious, but the best thing to fit in your Drill Boots is your feet. So, put the boots on,
lace them up tight, then hack off both your feet, just above the level of the boot.

Hey presto, perfectly fitting ''shoe trees'' that will protect your boots from potential squashing trauma.
 
#17
It's important, when transporting Drill Boots, to keep them well padded inside. This stops the boots
being squashed and all the polish flaking off.

This may sound obvious, but the best thing to fit in your Drill Boots is your feet. So, put the boots on,
lace them up tight, then hack off both your feet, just above the level of the boot.

Hey presto, perfectly fitting ''shoe trees'' that will protect your boots from potential squashing trauma.
Thought you lot used sheep feet inside them to keep the shape :)
 
#18
It's important, when transporting Drill Boots, to keep them well padded inside. This stops the boots
being squashed and all the polish flaking off.

This may sound obvious, but the best thing to fit in your Drill Boots is your feet. So, put the boots on,
lace them up tight, then hack off both your feet, just above the level of the boot.

Hey presto, perfectly fitting ''shoe trees'' that will protect your boots from potential squashing trauma.
You don't by any chance write a lot of letters to Viz do you, Guardsman Gumble?
 
#19
It's important, when transporting Drill Boots, to keep them well padded inside. This stops the boots
being squashed and all the polish flaking off.

This may sound obvious, but the best thing to fit in your Drill Boots is your feet. So, put the boots on,
lace them up tight, then hack off both your feet, just above the level of the boot.

Hey presto, perfectly fitting ''shoe trees'' that will protect your boots from potential squashing trauma.
Excellent advice from a master. May I just suggest that just prior to hacking off your feet, you use a Tourniquet, really tight just below each knee should do just fine. The purpose of this isn't to save your life, but to stop blood spurting and spraying all over the boots. Just hobble away from them as quickly as possible on your new stumps, once they're off.
 

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