Just got a first set of "Boots Combat Assault". Read up on some past threads about breaking them in, which seems simple enough. But these boots are creaking like a b*stard! Does this go when they are broken in? If not, how can I make them a bit quieter?!
Why the Army doesn't invest in a good issue boot (based on a civvy hillwalking boot) and give them to every bod (or at the very least the infantry) I will never know. Unfortunately for you pal (I'm assuming you are in training) its going to hurt. Grit your teeth and when you get through training, get a pair of Altbergs.
just put a bit of simple, cheap, nivea hand cream (or anything other- basic, odorfree) inside, directly on leather- around angle and near toes. let it dry overnight, than put it again (just use smaller amount). works fine for me
This is a myth, there is no "cardboard" in the sole og CAB's. Soaking them would work fine, personally, i soaked my for about an hour in warm water, took them out and woren them untill dry. After this a thick layer of dubbin and they were as soft as a soft thing.
Might have to give my boots a bit of a bath then! The creaking has gone, but still feels like some trickster has filled my boots with barbed wire!! Its going slowly and they fit perfectly, so when broken in they should be alreet