I was reading in a previous post about Red Wing boots that some of you soak them in water and wear them to speed up the break in. Im looking at a new pair of Red Wings but am hesitant to soak a $180 pair of boots in water. So is this true or what???
I bought a pair and I didn't have to do anything to them. They have inserts that mold to your feet pretty quickly - or you can heat them up to speed up the process (they'll help you with this at the store).
I didn't have to speed up the fit. They were extremely comfortable Day One.
I keep saddle soap, mink oil, etc. on mine to keep them soft and looking good. They are far and away the best boots I have ever owned.
No need to soak them. I bought a pair off ebay which were a bit to short?? for my high arches. After a few days of wear, they are the most comfortable boots ever. They break in pretty fast. BTW, water won't hurt them. Did 300 + miles in the rain and they look as good as ever. Poured out a 1/2 cup of water each, dryed them and they did not show any adverse effects. I have had them over a year and ridden and walked in them quite a bit, and they have held up well.