How to stretch your football boots at home?
To make your new football boots more flexible and comfortable to wear, it is important to stretch them before playing. Here we explain how to make your boots more flexible.
When you buy a new pair of football boots, it is normal to want to play in them immediately. However, you often find that you are not very comfortable with them when you first try them on. The fault lies with the upper and sometimes the soles, which are too stiff. So how can you avoid this phenomenon?
THE ANSWER IS SIMPLE: “BREAK IN YOUR BOOTS”. Behind this barbaric term, which does not mean destroying your shoes to get them reimbursed, is the notion of making your shoes more flexible to make them more pleasant to wear.
And there are four tips to achieve this:
1. TWIST YOUR BOOTS IN ALL DIRECTIONS:
The first thing to do when buying a new pair of shoes is to twist them in all directions. The purpose of this action is to make them more flexible overall before wearing them. A new pair of shoes tend to be very stiff, so twisting them sideways and bending the sole will gradually reduce this stiffness. You can do this several times a day before wearing your pair.
2. WEAR YOUR PAIR AT HOME:
One of the best ways to get your new shoes to fit naturally is to wear them at home. The goal is to wear your new pair of shoes like you would wear slippers. Wear your new shoes when you’re watching TV, playing video games, or on your computer. Wear your new boots when you’re almost standing still or at rest. The more you wear your shoes, the more you will get used to them. You can do this every day before you wear your boots on the field.
3. WEAR YOUR PAIR GRADUALLY:
To feel completely comfortable in your football boots, it takes time. Therefore, you may want to wear your new boots only during the first few minutes of training. The first few minutes of training are dedicated to warming up. Do some jogging with them, some jogging runs, and then change shoes (take your old football boots with you) for the rest of the training. Once you are completely comfortable with your new boots, then you can officially play in them.
4. SOAK YOUR PAIR IN HOT WATER:
This is a technique used by many players in a hurry to play in their new boots: soak the pair in hot water. Hot water (above 40°) will tend to soften your boot if it has a synthetic upper. All mesh, knit or synthetic leather boots can be soaked in hot water. However, this technique should be avoided for leather boots (kangaroo, calf, bull) as the water will tend to stiffen and harden this type of material. To avoid burning your hands, you can wear your boots on your feet and run hot water over them.
Here are four tips that should make you feel completely comfortable in your new boots. If you have any others, please share them in the comments.