Great Price "Cast Aluminum Combination Boot Instep and Shaft Stretcher" for $149.95 Today
At the beginning, the price of this item was a large deterrent, but I figured this is something you only want to buy once. There are plastic alternatives at a fraction of the price, but they didn't give the impression they would stand up to the job. There are some major forces at work to stretch a boot, so an all-metal device seemed the logical option. I decided to make this a Christmas gift to my wife (but hey, guess who gets the job of doing the actual work), which helped overcome some of my reservations on the hefty price tag. I'd rather go for overkill than be disappointed by some flimsy apparatus that broke after a few weeks of use. And my wife has several pairs of expensive boots she can no longer wear in comfort (no honey, I'm sure it's the boots that have gotten smaller over the years), so it seemed like a wise investment.
If anything, the stretcher was even heavier and more robust than I'd expected. I've only tried it on a pair of synthetic boots so far, but it seems to have done the job well. Getting the boot onto the stretcher wasn't easy. My wife takes a size 6 1/2 shoe, and even at the smallest setting, getting the boot zipped up over the lower part of the stretcher took some effort. I also got it on the wrong way round to begin with, until I realised it was assymetrical at the heel, and that there's a right and wrong way to fit it. But once on, it worked well and tightening was self-explanatory - a good thing as it came with no instructions. There are upper and lower expanders, and the handle pulls up and down to engage into the different screws for each. You can't go too far at the top without expanding the lower crank a turn, otherwise you'll seize up the screw, but this wasn't a problem in use. Next job is to move on to some leather boots, after first spaying them with shoe stretch spray Kiwi SELECT Universal Shoe Stretchto make them supple. I have no doubts that the stretcher will work just as well on these. I'd certainly recommend it to anyone who's prepared to pay the price for a professional device that should last a lifetime.
Cast Aluminum Combination Boot Instep and Shaft Stretcher Features
- Not sold in pairs
Price : $190.99
Offer Price : $149.95
Cast Aluminum Combination Boot Instep and Shaft Stretcher Overviews
The Cast Aluminum Combination Boot Instep and Shaft Stretcher is a high-performance, professional device for stretching the instep of your boot and the shaft. The instep and shaft can both be stretched in one process, or each area can be stretched separately. The Cast Aluminum Combination Boot Instep and Shaft Stretcher gradually stretches the boot shaft and / or the instep and relieves tightness around calf muscles. This heavy-duty product is perfect for the use on Western, Work, and Riding Boots.
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Excellent Quality Shoe Shaft Stretcher - Kathy V. - Chicago, IL
I purchased a beautiful pair of tall Taryn Rose Boots. The shaft needed to be stretched about 2 inches. I stretched it from a 15" to 17" with no problem. I purchased this Cast Aluminum Shaft Stretcher and it really worked. I use stretching spray and left the shaft shretcher on for 48 hours. It really works. You have to purchase stretching spray to use along with this shaft stretcher. I am so glad I purchased this. I am sure I can use it on other boots that I buy since I have larger calves.
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