BOOTS-SHOES??????????????????????????????

Discussion in 'San Diego Long Range fishing Reports' started by CMY SIX, Sep 16, 2013.

  1. fishfish

    fishfish I've posted enough I should edit this section

    Location:
    Santee
    Name:
    Gerry
    Boat:
    Sold and Gone!!!
    • Messages:
      (2,638)
    • Likes Received:
      (735)
    I have wide feet and I bought Shimano Evair Boots and had them hot-stretched at a shoe repair shop. They are absolutely awesome, extremely comfortable! I have had major foot surgery on both feet so I dont find many shoes,sneakers,boots that fit me this good!!! I got mine at Anglers Choice in SD, on Rosecrans.
     
  2. Torinogt68

    Torinogt68 Well-Known "Member"

    Location:
    San diego, ca
    Name:
    Aaron McCranie
    Boat:
    Whatever boat I can get on
    • Messages:
      (1,090)
    • Likes Received:
      (148)
    Ya that's what I've been told its just been a little pricey
     
  3. Holi-e-Mackeral

    Holi-e-Mackeral Holi-e-Mackeral

    Location:
    Orange County, CA
    Name:
    Jeff
    Boat:
    Royal Polaris - sold the boat
    • Messages:
      (2,229)
    • Likes Received:
      (1,161)
    Found this online.. I don't know how it would work with fishing boots


    Extra W-i-d-e Feet
    Freeze them. The boots that is. Take two puncture-free produce bags commonly found in a grocery store. Place one bag inside the other. Stuff these doubled-up bags down into your boot, as if you were trying to line the boot with the bags. Lace the boots up with a lacing tension similar to what you would use if your feet were in them. Now carefully add water to the produce bag. Avoid getting water in the boot lining. When the bag contains enough water to fill the entire boot area below the ankle, securely tie off the top of the bag using several wire twist-ties. Now pop the whole set-up -- boot, bags, and water -- into the freezer, where the liquid will solidify overnight and expand. This expansion is your widening tool; you can imagine what this does to the forefoot of your boot. Viola! Your D width is now an E. If you need to drastically widen the boots, use this procedure in multiple stages, using new bags for each width stage.
     
  4. Fishybuzz

    Fishybuzz fishybuzz

    Location:
    Tucson
    Name:
    David Tang
    Boat:
    Intrepid
    • Messages:
      (8,303)
    • Likes Received:
      (7,568)
    what a "cool" idea...........I don't have that problem{wide feet} but really i don't have enough room in my freezer....lol......time to get another freezer.


    QUOTE=Holi-e-Mackeral;3242901]Found this online.. I don't know how it would work with fishing boots


    Extra W-i-d-e Feet
    Freeze them. The boots that is. Take two puncture-free produce bags commonly found in a grocery store. Place one bag inside the other. Stuff these doubled-up bags down into your boot, as if you were trying to line the boot with the bags. Lace the boots up with a lacing tension similar to what you would use if your feet were in them. Now carefully add water to the produce bag. Avoid getting water in the boot lining. When the bag contains enough water to fill the entire boot area below the ankle, securely tie off the top of the bag using several wire twist-ties. Now pop the whole set-up -- boot, bags, and water -- into the freezer, where the liquid will solidify overnight and expand. This expansion is your widening tool; you can imagine what this does to the forefoot of your boot. Viola! Your D width is now an E. If you need to drastically widen the boots, use this procedure in multiple stages, using new bags for each width stage.[/QUOTE]
     
  5. fishfish

    fishfish I've posted enough I should edit this section

    Location:
    Santee
    Name:
    Gerry
    Boat:
    Sold and Gone!!!
    • Messages:
      (2,638)
    • Likes Received:
      (735)
    Here ya go Jeff..... I had the Shimano Evair Boots stretched at Next Step Shoe Repair in Encinitas for a cost of $10, apparently they have some type of stretcher that is heated. More commonly they use this type of stretcher for vinyl shoes but obviously worked well on my "rubberish" Shimano Evair Boots. I had them emphasize the stretch on the top of the foot since that is where I really felt the shoes tight but he did also give me a bit more width (d to e). I am 6'2" at 320 and I have a history of bad feet and I am now happily using a comfy deck boot.
     
  6. conchydong

    conchydong Untitled

    Location:
    Pompano Beach FL
    Name:
    Scott
    Boat:
    Rock Bottom
    • Messages:
      (1,932)
    • Likes Received:
      (154)
    Evairs are good for me also. Very light and fit my feet well. Don't ever want to do back to a "heavy" boot unless I was commercial fishing.
     
  7. Aggro

    Aggro Keepin my pimp hand strong!

    Location:
    Clairemont
    Name:
    AGGRO
    Boat:
    skiff
    • Messages:
      (13,291)
    • Likes Received:
      (2,281)
    Damn, that is old school genius!!
     
  8. CMY SIX

    CMY SIX ASSHOLE #2

    Location:
    Opelika Al USA
    Name:
    quinn
    Boat:
    exel last, next?
    • Messages:
      (604)
    • Likes Received:
      (38)

    I just bought a pair of these, did not see ANY different widths, I bought direct from Servus, For $23 I took a chance, very soft rubber easy on/off still a little narrow but I think I could do a trip in these. could not use the fancy insole but still better then anything I've had so far! might combine these with a pair of the Shimano shoes.
     
  9. hagridfish

    hagridfish I've posted enough I should edit this section

    Location:
    Aurora Colorado
    Name:
    Kevin
    Boat:
    None
    • Messages:
      (1,041)
    • Likes Received:
      (506)
    DAMN! That looks like it really hurt...... NASTY!
     
  10. hotrail20

    hotrail20 Intrepid 200 LB Club

    Location:
    Chino,Ca
    Name:
    Leonard
    Boat:
    Yours
    • Messages:
      (4,088)
    • Likes Received:
      (993)
    CIKANA MUCKS
     
  11. txwoody

    txwoody desperado

    Location:
    in my happy place
    Name:
    Dave
    Boat:
    wood is good
    • Messages:
      (285)
    • Likes Received:
      (19)
    No longer available.
     
  12. finishright

    finishright Well-Known "Member"

    Location:
    Oceanside Ca.
    Name:
    Mike Morris
    Boat:
    prowler kayak
    • Messages:
      (965)
    • Likes Received:
      (380)
    Gill makes a short boot that is wider that most I have 4-E and they are ok made in china so don't expect many tears of use and like it was said if tuff boot makes extra wide order them
     
  13. rickberg

    rickberg Member

    Location:
    saratoga ca
    Name:
    rickberg
    Boat:
    17 montauk bostin whaler
    • Messages:
      (240)
    • Likes Received:
      (123)
    That was me gave you the shoes, think I picked them up at a sports authority
     

Share This Page