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Posted: 4/11/2002 12:58:52 PM EDT
The jungle boots I just bought don’t fit quite as well as my regular combat boots which are the same size. The length is fine, but I still can’t lace them as tight as I would like (even with two insoles in). The problem is that when I tighten the laces the eyelets touch (so it is impossible to tighten any further). If I put the fabric part in HOT water, any chance the fabric will shrink, and making the boot fit tighter through the ankle and shin? Any other ideas on how to make your jungles fit better? Thanks for the help
Link Posted: 4/11/2002 1:12:07 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/11/2002 1:15:35 PM EDT by AndyTN]
I guess that you didn't hear the old axiom of "buy a half-size smaller than your normal size" when it came to jungles? If it's too late to send them back, try this. Yank the issue black laces. Cut some extra long 550 cord, and use that instead (you can lace it up tighter that way, without sacrificing comfort). Even if the boots are a little big, the 550 cord should help you. I cut mine about 40" long, tie a knot in the middle, and burn the ends closed. If you can return them, get a refund and order a pair from [url]www.wellco.com[/url] I can personally vouch for their boots - they're the best out there, and are very affordable.
Link Posted: 4/11/2002 1:26:12 PM EDT
These are Wellco's, but I did not hear about the "buy a half size smaller" rule. I will try to return these, but don't think that is likely since I have wore them a couple days...crap! Oh well, they were cheap...
Link Posted: 4/11/2002 2:06:28 PM EDT
Get the boots completely soaked and walk them dry. The leather will mold to your feet as it dries, and will shrink somewhat. If you're not going to be doing a lot of hard and heavy hiking in your JBs, buy 1/2 size smaller. If forced ruck marches are likely, buy your regular size to allow your feet to swell.
Link Posted: 4/11/2002 5:36:45 PM EDT
HKer, Feet swell in hot, humid climates, thus jungles are made a little big. You can also double or triple up on the socks, but that's only appropriate for cold jungles [;)]
Link Posted: 4/11/2002 6:02:49 PM EDT
Try one or two pairs of Dr Scholls in them bad boys...
Link Posted: 4/11/2002 7:02:27 PM EDT
Eat your Weaties ![8D]
Link Posted: 4/12/2002 3:57:55 PM EDT
Let my sister wash them. GG
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