How to Soften Work Boots

Why soften your boots? It may seem like a silly question, but the answer is actually pretty simple. The rigidity of work boots can be tough on feet and back pain. Softened boots are more comfortable to wear, which means you will be able to work for longer periods without feeling any discomfort. If you’re looking for an easy way to soften your work boots at home, then keep reading!

Tips to Soften Work Boots

  • Place your boots in the sun for a few hours
  • Wear work boot socks to soften them up (they are thicker than regular socks)
  • Apply mink oil or leather conditioner
  • Put your work boot into a pillow case and tie it up tightly then leave them overnight
  • Place your work boots in a bucket of hot water for 30 minutes, but be sure to put something inside so they do not lose their shape. This can also stretch out tight spots as well as soften them up.

Wear thick socks with your work boots

Place newspaper inside the toe box to help stretch out tight spots, paper is slippery so it will not stay in place. You can also use a wet tea bag instead of newspaper if you prefer.

Use common household items like olive oil or cooking spray on them

Using these tips to soften up your harsh work boots should  help make them more comfortable to wear, and will help prevent foot and back pain. If you have any other tips that have worked well for you, be sure to share them in the comments below as told by professional Robert junior from topworkboot.

Boot stretcher

Use boot stretchers to elongate the work boot and help it keep its shape.

There are a few different ways that you can soften your work boots, and each method has its own benefits. By using one or more of these tips, you should be able to make your work boots much more comfortable to wear. And remember, if you have any questions or comments, be sure to leave them in the comments section below.

Use heat

Heat your oven to 200 degrees, and put your boots in there for 20 minutes. After that’s done, grab a pair of thick socks and wear them with your heated up work boots until they feel back to normal (about an hour). This will help stretch out tight spots as well as soften them up. Put newspaper  in your work boots and tie them up tightly with a belt or bungee cord. Leave them overnight, and in the morning they should be nice and soft!

Fill bucket of warm water

Fill a bucket full of warm water and leave the work boot submerged for 30 minutes (put something inside so that it doesn’t lose its shape). This can  also help stretch out tight spots as well as soften the boots. You can also use a blow dryer to heat up your work boots, but be very careful not to overheat them or you will damage them.

Steps to Soften Work Boots with Water!

Fill a tub with warm water and dish soap. Submerge your boots for an hour or two. You can also do this in the shower, just be sure to wear waterproof shoes!

Remove them from the mixture of water and soap (be careful not to slip!)

Use heavy duty tools like hammers, planks of wood, or anything heavy to pound the boots flat.

You can also use a rolling pin if you have one on hand!

Once they are flattened out, let them dry by either laying them down outside in direct sunlight for an afternoon or setting up shop near a sunny window. If your plan is to wear these softened boots, then I highly recommend using the direct sunlight method to let them dry.

The drying time will vary based on how thick your work boot material is, but you should be good to go in a day or two!

Conclusion

There are a few different ways that you can soften your work boots, and each method has its own benefits. By using one or more of these tips, you should be able to make your work boots much more comfortable to wear. And remember, if you have any questions or comments, be sure to leave them in the comments section below.

 

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