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HunterChic
Aug. 5, 2009, 02:28 PM
Well last summer I purchased these boots and after show season I put them away and didit ride in them for the whole winter! This show season I went to put them on, and got them on just fine however when I had them on they were squuezzing my calfs. Any suggestions on this? Or am I just going to have to suck it up with the pain of having my field boots squuezing my calfs?:(

Ride2Dreams
Aug. 5, 2009, 02:34 PM
Why not just send them back and exchange for the next size up in the calf?

ExJumper
Aug. 5, 2009, 02:35 PM
Ummm... Did your calf get bigger? I'm not really seeing how this is Ariat's fault...

If you want to stretch them you can use boot stretch spray or use the bathtub method. (Do a search for it and you'll find it.)

Best of luck.

ETA:


Why not just send them back and exchange for the next size up in the calf?

I'm guessing because she bought them last year and wore them for an entire show season.

forestergirl99
Aug. 5, 2009, 02:35 PM
They probably just shrunk back a little. Just wear them around a little, and they should stretch back out. Leather expands and shrinks just like everything else does. :)

HunterChic
Aug. 5, 2009, 02:37 PM
No no no im not blaming ariat at ALL! and I cant send them in?? I wore them last summer. Im thinking if I just wear them around and maybe wet them a bit, hopefully they will stretch out and fit me well again. There is no way that they can completely cut the circulation off in my leg is there?

ExJumper
Aug. 5, 2009, 02:39 PM
No no no im not blaming ariat at ALL!

Sorry. The big "thumbs down" icon next to the brand name made me think you were blaming something on the boots.

As long as you can wiggle your toes I think you'll survive.

IrishWillow
Aug. 5, 2009, 02:41 PM
If you can get them on, I think you'll live! LOL

Ride2Dreams
Aug. 5, 2009, 02:42 PM
Ah, sorry. Somehow I read that as "bought them and put them in the closet" Somehow skimmed over the fact they were used for a show season. Eeh!

HunterChic
Aug. 5, 2009, 02:44 PM
hahah sorry I may have made it seem like i was putting the boot down! Not at all I LOVE my ariats.. never would go to another brand name! Im just hoping the more I wear them the more comfortable they will get. Thank you guys :D

RockinHorse
Aug. 5, 2009, 02:44 PM
Sorry. The big "thumbs down" icon next to the brand name made me think you were blaming something on the boots.



Ditto

Oldenburg99
Aug. 5, 2009, 03:45 PM
Try putting them on first thing in the morning, like wear your breeches to bed. Or to help them slide on better showsheen your legs or wear knee highs.

But I feel your pain ....I purchased a warmblood and now I'm so toned I wear a wide calf. :eek:

mcm7780
Aug. 5, 2009, 05:21 PM
Sorry. The big "thumbs down" icon next to the brand name made me think you were blaming something on the boots.

As long as you can wiggle your toes I think you'll survive.


Ditto

On some computers, the "thumbs down" icon looks more like a question mark. I've noticed quite a few threads that ask questions and have nothing to do with a negative review (ie, warranting a thumbs down) have the "thumbs down" icon in the title.

IsolaBella09
Aug. 5, 2009, 07:56 PM
They probably just shrunk back a little. Just wear them around a little, and they should stretch back out. Leather expands and shrinks just like everything else does. :)

Ditto this. This happens to my boots when I take a break from riding in them. Just continue oiling and wearing them until they supple up again.

AnotherRound
Aug. 5, 2009, 08:20 PM
Your legs also change. Fluid retention at certain times of the month, if you ate alot of salt. A change in the tone or muscling of your legs over the winter is not uncommon. On the occasion I can hardly get mine on (same boot) but if I wear them after about an hour the fluid in my legs goes down and they are fine. Oil them and wear them. You'll be fine.

hegeman
Dec. 5, 2014, 11:42 AM
Does anyone in this thread have these boots in Cognac color? I am having a similar problem but don't know what to use to oil and clean this color of boot.
The gussets and elastic panels along the back of my boots prevent the shape from holding with boot stretchers...do yours have back elastic panels?