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shades

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shades says:

New boots

 Hi , just brought a new pair of meindl burma pro walking boots , ( most expensive i have bought )however i have a 36 mile ( 60km ) walk coming up in 3 weeks time , honestly thought i would be able to have broke them in by then , but after a week of wearing them to work and doing at least 4 miles everyday they are still very stiff and unforgiving so to speak , how long does it usually take you to break your boots in 

Await your thought fellow walkers 

 
RamblingJack

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RamblingJack says:

RE: New boots

I cant remember the last time I broke any boots in, even 2 pairs of B2 boots I wore straight out of the box

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drg andy

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drg andy says:

RE: New boots

Likewise - if they don't feel good when I try 'em on I don't buy 'em. Generally breaking boots in means plain breaking your feet!!

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alteredego

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alteredego says:

RE: New boots

Sadly, I think there may be one of two problems

a) they just won't meet your expectations for being pliable

b) they are just the wrong boots for you.

I had a pair of Bruma pros which were one of the most comfortable pairs of boots I've ever had.  I literally bought them one Saturday and 7 days later set off on the 100 mile Lleyn peninsula path, which I completed with no discomfort, no blisters. The boots were just great.

 

These days with softer leathers, breaking in should be a thing of the past 

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Stuey

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Stuey says:

RE: New boots

If there wrong now they always will be

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Guinness

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Guinness says:

RE: New boots

I have a pair of Burma pros. I have had them a few years now and I don't think they have got any softer. If they had I wouldn't be very impressed as I bought them because I read they were a semi-stiff boot.

I doubt very much yours will get any softer, as the others have said - they shouldn't need breaking in, they should be ready to wear out of the box.

shades

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shades says:

RE: New boots

Thanks for your thoughts so far lads / poss lasses , they are very soft but have a stiffish sole , this may well feel stiff though as may last pair ( the make / model escapes me ) had become well worn and quite thin , so it may well be the new thickness of the sole which i am coming to terms with , i will report later on next week on how i feel about them ,

Shades

Stuey

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Stuey says:

RE: New boots

Changing the insoles on the burmas will help as the ones they come with are rather hard

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alteredego

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alteredego says:

RE: New boots

shades said:

Thanks for your thoughts so far lads / poss lasses , they are very soft but have a stiffish sole , this may well feel stiff though as may last pair ( the make / model escapes me ) had become well worn and quite thin , so it may well be the new thickness of the sole which i am coming to terms with , i will report later on next week on how i feel about them ,

Shades


 

Ah.

When I bought my Burma pros, I went into the wonderful Hitch and Hike in Hope (and also in hope) and said

"I like a leather boot, with a stiff sole, and I have very wide feet"

"Sir, you need a pair of Meindl Burma Pros"

I fear the stiff soles do rather come with the territory

 

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cragman

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cragman says:

RE: New boots

I bought some Burmas recently and they've been fine. I always change the insole as I have high arches. Keep them well waxed and they will pay you back. I shopped around and found them at SportsDirect for £125. I did a price comparison jobby with GoOutDoors and got them even cheaper

 

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chrisandmarika

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RE: New boots

never had a pair of burma pro's but as everyone else says generally you do not need to break boots in today - apart from stiff 4 season mountian boots (and not always then). try new insoles and also if you need to soften the leather nikwax do products for this and i have always found dubbin to be good just let it soak in overnight, may also be worth trying different socks. hope you get sorted out and happy hiking.

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