Shrinking New Leather Boots

I just bought new leather boots online and the foot part is just slightly too roomy? Can I shrink just the foot and not the calf part?

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February 1, 20140 found this helpful

I doubt it. Leather stretches rather than shrinks. You might be able to wear heavier socks or put in a comfort insole. However, I think you should send them back and order the proper size.

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June 29, 20160 found this helpful

Try half water and rubbing alcohol! The water will make the boot shrink and the alcohol helps to dry it faster!

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February 3, 20140 found this helpful

Google how to get cowboy boots to fit. I believe that they are thoroughly soaked with water, then worn until dry. This way, the leather will shrink as it dries and conform to your foot.

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I'd try just soaking the part you need to fit, and not too long - you don't want to ruin the boots. After dry, definitely waterproof them.

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