How to fix these boots? Lining is torn. Dubarry knock-offs.
I got a pair of Tredstone (not TredSTEP) boots a couple of years ago, and have worn them quite a bit. They're exceedingly comfortable, even for walking miles around NYC.
The only problem is, the inside lining has worn through on both of them, just above the heel where the boot shaft meets the foot (the achilles tendon area).
What it needs is something to stiffen the boot shaft a bit to keep it from sinking down and rubbing the achilles area, plus some type of fix for the lining itself. I've put moleskin over the seam and trimmed out the lining where it was getting rolled up, but it needs a proper repair.
Any suggesions on how or where to get it fixed? I love these boots, they're waterproof and comfy and I don't wanna give 'em up.
I *did* call Tredstone and left a message, but I suppose they were out of power after the storm. I didn't receive a call back and since it's the weekend now, there probably isn't any point in trying them again until Monday.
We have a great local cobbler who would probably be able to fix something like that. I'd look one up in your area - I know some people are wary about sending "riding" boots to cobblers, but really, the good ones should know what they are doing.
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Seems that whenever this comes up in discussion either here or in non-virtual life, the consensus is that real Dubarry's are made that much better and don't suffer the same worries as the various knock-offs. They don't seem to slump, the lining stays in and they stay looking good (unless you completely trash them but that goes without saying). They cost more initially but not in the long run.. Sorry, probably not what you wanted to hear but maybe a Dubarry Christmas?!! :-)