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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-30-2008, 12:06 PM
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how much do new boots stretch

So I need some new boots.... I like the burton Hail, but they are a little tight across the top. They are good in length, so I wouldn't want a bigger size.

Do new boots stretch at all? Maybe the tight on the top would go away.

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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-30-2008, 12:34 PM
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yeah they will stretch out. its commonly called "packing out". how much depends on the boot and how much use they get i spose.

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B boots pack out a TON. I had a boots pack out almost a full size by the time I was finished with them, and this is already after I downsized. I did have about 80 days on them though, and much of the use was through teaching.
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they'll pack out .5 to 1 size. but i would suggest you try some others before you make your final decision. with so many boots out there, there should be something that you dont have to plan on packing out to fit well. DO NOT SETTLE ON BOOTS THAT DON'T FIT PERFECT

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its not so much that boots stretch, but more that the inside lining compacts down.

this is nice as it conforms to the shape of your foot ie, it gets thinner where your foot presses down more (eg you heel) but less where there is less pressure (eg your foot arch)

the effect is that you can pull the laces as tight as poss, with the result of equal pressure over your whole foot with no painful hot spots

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