Often there are situations when, after buying new boots, they start to press and rub their legs somewhere. This most often happens when the purchase is made via the Internet, but it is also possible in a situation where football shoes are bought directly after careful fitting. No one is immune from such a nuisance, so our task for today is to answer a rather simple question: how to carry the boots?
Manufacturers do not give any advice on how to spread the boots, since initially it is necessary to correctly select the size and shape of the shoe in relation to the anatomical structure of the feet. Then the materials and technologies with the help of which the boots are made come into play. In general, there are many factors at play, including on what lawn the games / training take place, at what temperature, how often, and so on.
We will use, so to speak, the old-fashioned methods, which, by the way, are still used even by professional footballers. So, we had an unpleasant situation and our new boots do not want to sit perfectly on their feet and are wiping somewhere. The first logical conclusion is that the size is too small. This is quite obvious, but not always true. Everything, again, depends on the materials used and the shape of the structure of the boot, the width of the last and other factors. To begin with, you just need to remove the insoles from a new pair and run for a short time without them. If there is a lot of freedom inside and the foot is poorly fixed, it is better to put insoles from the old boots and train for a short time, changing the boots to an old pair after an hour of training (or even earlier).
In general, you should understand that you can’t just guess exactly the size and take the boots straight from the box and run off the game in them. Any boots need to be worn out a little. Take both pairs to your workout. Run part of the workout in new ones, part in old ones. You can also wear the shoes at home for 15 minutes, which will allow the material to adapt to the structure of your feet.
If it is already very critical and the wear does not help, then it is worth resorting to cardinal methods. We will pull the material with hot water. The bottom line is to make the place that presses more elastic. To do this, turn on the hot water tap to full and heat the pressure point with water. Hot water from the tap will be enough for boots made of genuine leather. For synthetics, it is better to boil the water and then cool it slightly to 80 degrees (for comparison: water flows from the tap with a temperature of about 65 degrees). Leather is more pliable than synthetics, so you need to be as careful with it as possible. Do not forget to knead the place with your hands after exposure to water, and it is best after such a procedure to put on wet boots and walk in them at home or even run off the workout.
And remember that you will do this at your own peril and risk. Each manufacturer uses its own materials, which may behave differently after such manipulations. Therefore, it is better to devote more time to trying on than to suffer and take risks later, trying to answer the question: how to distribute the boots without ruining them? We wish you successful experiences and not rubbed feet!