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Stretching leather

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A long shot, Bron - my Dad swears that if you bury leather for a week or so, microbes in the soil will soften it. Fill the boots with newspaper first.


He used to do this with Army boots when new, and they would soften enough to be werable (he had arthritis in his feet so whenever he was issued with a new pair they would be very uncomfortable for a while).


You have to give them a really good polish afterwards, but it seems to work.

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