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  • How do you break your boots in?

    I just got a pair of Smoke Jumpers and im wondering whats the best way to break them in.

  • #2
    I wear them.
    ?

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    • #3
      Originally posted by slackjawedyokel View Post
      I wear them.
      Pretty much all I do. Put a good coat of boot grease such as Obernauf's on them, let it soak in, then just put them on and go about your daily business.
      IACOJ
      Stopping controlled burning DOES NOT stop the burning, only the control!
      http://www.wy.blm.gov/fireuse/fums.htm

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      • #4
        Put them on, stand in water trough until they are completely soaked, and wear them a FULL day! or until they are dry.
        Courage, Being Scared to Death and Saddling Up anyways.

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        • #5
          I use boot oil and wear them.

          It helps to hike hills so that they get broken in for the type of terrain that causes the worst damage to feet.... ups and downs.
          I am now a past chief and the views, opinions, and comments are mine and mine alone. I do not speak for any department or in any official capacity. Although, they would be smart to listen to me.

          "The last thing I want to do is hurt you. But it's still on the list."

          "When tempted to fight fire with fire, remember that the Fire Department usually uses water."

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          • #6
            Thanks for the input everyone, and any suggestions for what type of socks i should get?

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            • #7
              Originally posted by jmal View Post
              Thanks for the input everyone, and any suggestions for what type of socks i should get?
              Thick wool socks
              Courage, Being Scared to Death and Saddling Up anyways.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Bushwhacker View Post
                Thick wool socks
                I wear two pair of socks... actually, just plain ol' cotton socks.

                Whatever you wear, wear two pair. The socks rub against each other instead of against your skin (at least it reduces it).

                I swear that's the secret of the good condition of my feet in my logger boots.
                I am now a past chief and the views, opinions, and comments are mine and mine alone. I do not speak for any department or in any official capacity. Although, they would be smart to listen to me.

                "The last thing I want to do is hurt you. But it's still on the list."

                "When tempted to fight fire with fire, remember that the Fire Department usually uses water."

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                • #9
                  I like the regular cotton socks with wool or wool blend socks over those for my two pair. Gives a little more cushion for those 16hr days spent entirely on your feet.
                  IACOJ
                  Stopping controlled burning DOES NOT stop the burning, only the control!
                  http://www.wy.blm.gov/fireuse/fums.htm

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                  • #10
                    Brush Boots

                    I just saw this... How I break mine in are I soak them in water and wear them while I'm mucking corrals. Well that's how I did it when we had horses... Works really well, but i suggest that you wash them off before coming back in the house; Mama was upset about the mess.....

                    I break mine in just like I described but I wear thick socks...

                    Once they dry, oil them real good and wear them some more.
                    "Be LOUD, Be PROUD..... It just might save your can someday when goin' through an intersection!!!!!"

                    Life on the Truck (Quint) is good.....

                    Eat til you're sleepy..... Sleep til you're hungry..... And repeat.....

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