Xtra tuff boots kinked

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  1. umoa

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    So my boots have been in a bag in storage for a couple of years.... took them out and now they are all kinked,lopsided and shit, kind of like a wrinkled shirt that needs to be ironed. Any tips on how make them straight again?

    Dip them in boiling water?
     
  2. Done_Deal

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    I would try filling them with hot water and letting them stand upright for a day.
     
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  3. skipjackrobert

    skipjackrobert I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    How about wearing them? The fish won’t mind. Or put them in the sun..
     
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    FishAcquisition I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Send a picture so that I can recommend the proper solution. Do Not fill them up with water or apply any Heat whatsoever to them as many often try. It only ends up in tiny bumps and awful discoloration. Just a picture from the instep and one from directly above the boot. That is generally enough to go on. I can tell you, you will need a half a bottle of Applecider vinegar and 14 large tongue depressors. Anyhow send the pictures and I will be able to chose the best course of action. Are these the US made or China made boots?
     
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  5. Uglybones

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    Clamp the tops and hang them in the sun. Badabing badaboom.
     
  6. yakdout

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    Put them in your dryer for roughly 7 hours.
     
  7. HookEmDanO

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    wear em out in the desert for a couple days
     
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  8. FishAcquisition

    FishAcquisition I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    I just can’t let this go by. The hanging of Xtra Tuffs along with use of a dryer are extremely detrimental to the long term performance and esthetics of the boot. You put those in the dryer and touch a bait and the Tuna will run from that bait. Dryers smell like barbecues to Tuna. You won’t bring home limits in 5 trips of Wide Open bites. I have seen guys who dryered their boots that went 0 for 10 on fish that were hooked and handed to them. Why do you think you see theses ads here were guys are Selling all of their gear? Dryers It is always dryers. Oh they won’t admit to it but truth be told they did this and are embarrassed to own up to it. Fish are terrified and will bend The strongest super mutu’s to get free. And please don’t think coating them with Mayonnaise will solve your problem because that is a dead end. Again I am more than happy to share my professional expertise but I will need the photos.
     
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    I think you’re wrong. I have a dedicated dryer for my extra tuffs in my kitchen and I catch and keep at least 4 bluefin every time I fish.
     
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    Good on You!! Obviously if you have “dedicated” dryer it will work. 4 BFT per trip!!! That is superior boot performance. DFG will be over to talk to you about the double limits of BFT :-)
     
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    :Smoke_Emoticon: How about a new pair and go kill some fish:hali_olutta:
     
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    Made in USA.

    When i stand them up they will stay for a couple of seconds then kink again.

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  13. Jig Strike

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    OMG, are your feet that fragile? :D
     
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    Why not just stuff some socks in them to keep them up? That's what I do in my 15" USA ones.
     
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    Do they still look like this after you put them on?
     
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    Crush up some viagra, and stuff under the insoles.
     
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    I use an iron when mine get wrinkled.
     
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    Stuff in some old t-shirts/rags to get them upright and set them in the sun until it takes.
     
  19. Northeastfshman

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    Yeah but have you ever tried the Dryer/Mayo combo???


    Add a little bacon and that's the ticket.
     
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    Roll up a couple old magazines and stuff them in the boots. That will keep them upright, until you put your feet in them. They shouldn't fold over after you have your feet in them.
     

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