How to Put Boots On

Two Methods:Putting On Cowboy BootsPutting On Zippered Boots

Some boots have a narrow space in which to fit your feet. This often means that they are tailored to your foot and more comfortable to wear while walking. At first, a tight boot can feel as if it doesn’t fit; however, you may need to use sit/stand method to put them on correctly.

Method 1
Putting On Cowboy Boots

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    Put your socks on. Make sure they are tight fitting across your feet, ankles and shins.
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    Sit down on a chair or bench. It will be easier to start the process with your knees bent.
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    Slide your fingers into the bootstraps on the sides of the boots. Insert your index fingers from the front toward the back. If you don’t have bootstraps or loops on the sides of your boots, grasp the sides of the boots with your hands.
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    Place the foot in the upper portion of the boot. Pull the boots up by pulling on the straps. They may go on all the way, or they may stop before your ankle is flush with the heel.
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    Stand up and put the boot heel on the floor, while keeping your fingers in the loops. Use your body weight to step down as you pull the boot up by the loops. Your foot should slide into place.[1]

Method 2
Putting On Zippered Boots

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    Wear thin, elastic socks if you know the boots will be tight in the calf. Don’t try to wear jeans under them if they are extremely tight. They are likely to stretch out with time.
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    Sit down. Unzip the side of the boot.
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    Place your foot inside the boot. Press your heel down so that it is flush.
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    Start the zipper by bringing it up past your ankle.
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    Stick your leg out straight. It will cause the leg to stretch out slightly. Attempt to zip the boot the rest of the way up your leg.
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    Stand up if it won’t go all the way. As your muscle flexes, it might allow you to zip the tight boot all the way.
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    Repeat with the opposite boot.
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    Finished.

Tips

  • Choose boots that contain elastic panels around the boot upper. They will stretch and allow you to zip the boots tight.
  • Use a pair of pliers to pull the zipper up if you can’t hold onto the zipper as you pull.
  • Leather boots will stretch slightly and mold to fit your feet over time.

Things You'll Need

  • Bench/chair
  • Boot straps
  • Pliers


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Categories: Footwear