Quickest way to break assault boots in?

#2
Not giving yourself much time, but you could saturate them and wear them about the house, climb stairs etc.
 
#3
Yeah, no quick way I'm afraid. You could make someone else in your family wear them every day thus giving someone else blisters and leaving you fresh for training!
 
#4
sit in bath with them on til they are soaked through and wear all time
Edited: damn beat me too it

and cover any sores with lots of tape on sunday
 
#5
jonny36 said:
Quickest way to break assault boots in? Need to break a pair in for some fitness I am doing in them on Sunday.
Nowhere near enough time.

Find someone who doesn't need their feet for the next 6 weeks and ask him or her to do about 50 miles in them.
 
#6
Mr_Deputy said:
sounds daft maybe but i used to take a hammer to the supporting strip on heel of Doc Marten boots whenI was in my teens. Used to turn it into calf leather in no time. Without doing that if you ran or walked along way it used to gouge a chunk out of my heel.
The Assault Boot has a smmoth back I think but would probably help. I think they used to kill my heels as well. Blisters etc there aint so much you can do as long as you follow :

clean dry feet, clean dry socks, correct size boot etc.


good luck. (to be honest just go and run about in em alot is the best way.)
Thats not a daft idea i have done that myself,

you might want to cover the hammer with a towel or something to stop you tearing the leather......aparently the Rasman might not like that.
 
#7
You can help things along by a fair bit if you put on a thin layer of Neats Foot oil, found at a good saddlery/horse supply shop. Softens the leather and makes them mould to your feet easier, though dont put on too much (i do mean one layer wiped on with a cloth, no more) or the leather around the laces will stretch meaning they become looser fitting. Also helps soften the support strip on the ankle like Mr_Deputy said.
 
#9
What is the purpose of wetting them and wearing them until dry? Is it so that they shrink and mould to the size/shape of your foot? Is this an effective way of doing it, or an old wives tale?

Some lads in my troop recommend pissing in them, though that idea didn't appeal to me.......
 
#10
whist at Pirbright factory, 1st thing we did with the new boots was go for run through canal, it wasn't very deep then, and kept wearing them until they dried, no problems after a couple of days rather than weeks
 
#12
I heard that something in piss breaks down the leather making them softer or something like that. Even if it worked 100% I wouldn't do it.

J.
 
#14
Kick a Chav to death? It might not break your boots in, but you'll have a lot of fun trying - and you'll be giving something back to the community!

I'll get my coat... :oops:
 
#15
Easy, You'll need:

Water
White wine vinegar
A bic disposable razor
A tin of polish
3 frogs
Some strands of hair from a virgin
3 teaspoons of laughter
Salt and Pepper
A big pot
A moonlight night...

Or, you could just wear them a lot, like stated in the above.

TB
 
#18
johnboyzzz said:
sit in bath with them on til they are soaked through and wear all time
Edited: damn beat me too it

and cover any sores with lots of tape on sunday
Done this it did not help but hey I was 16 and did not know any better.

Mr_Deputy said:
sounds daft maybe but i used to take a hammer to the supporting strip on heel of Doc Marten boots when I was in my teens. Used to turn it into calf leather in no time. Without doing that if you ran or walked along way it used to gouge a chunk out of my heel.
The Assault Boot has a smooth back I think but would probably help. I think they used to kill my heels as well. Blisters etc there aint so much you can do as long as you follow :

clean dry feet, clean dry socks, correct size boot etc.


good luck. (to be honest just go and run about in em alot is the best way.)
This is a very good idea which I also use on new shoes. Usually the first place to cause chaffing when breaking in new footwear.

here_be_mike said:
You can help things along by a fair bit if you put on a thin layer of Neats Foot oil, found at a good saddlery/horse supply shop. Softens the leather and makes them mould to your feet easier, though don't put on too much (i do mean one layer wiped on with a cloth, no more) or the leather around the laces will stretch meaning they become looser fitting. Also helps soften the support strip on the ankle like Mr_Deputy said.
Neats foot oil is also a good idea and you can also use Dubbing if you don't want shiny boots or any decent lanolin based leather cream as this softens the leather and enables you to get a shine on too. I also found elastic laces give you a bit more flexibility but that is personal taste.
 
#19
Never used it on my DMS - only my old soccer boots, but what happened to "Dubbin" do they still sell it. ??

It used to do a bang up job of keeping the leather supple.
 
#20
Busta-Gut said:
Never used it on my DMS - only my old soccer boots, but what happened to "Dubbin" do they still sell it. ??

It used to do a bang up job of keeping the leather supple.
Yup try HERE
 

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