Breaking in new boots

You finally bought the perfect pair of English riding boots, but they feel so stiff on your feet and legs that you can’t keep your heels down! What to do? Here are some expert tips for breaking in tall boots. Before You Get Started Before beginning the process of breaking in a new pair of English riding boots, be sure that you really want to soften the leather. If your boots are for dressage, you’ll want to break them in very minimally at the ankles only, if at all. These show boots are meant to look and feel like stovepipes – thus the nickname! If your boots are ones that do need softening,...
Breaking in new boots takes time, but comfortable boots keep you safe and allow you to focus while riding.