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KysaSD

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And just because I am so impressed with myself!
« on: April 05, 2018, 09:15:01 am »

Boots...this is a problem for me right now.  The only store that carried riding boots in my town is no longer in business.  This means I cannot try them on, and nothing seems to ever be the same size.
I wear a 6.5 medium width...and with a narrow heel.
Ariat work boot last fits me well....and is almost not made at all anymore.
Ariat baby anything is way too wide.
I bought a new pair of Ariat Terrains in 2013 for Iceland 1.  They are just too wide. With them laced until the sides touch they are still too wide.  Lots of the fit changed after Ariat was bought by GAP.
For Iceland 2 in 2015, I bought a pair from Duluth Trading company.  Nice boots...discontinued when I bought them.  But they were loosing some stitching, and there is no one near that repairs shoes. 
So, I bought the Bogs, which are too narrow.  Sigh.
So, I went back and tried to sew the Duluth boots.  AND IT WORKED!
Yeah, I am impressed with that skill.
Before and after.
« Last Edit: April 05, 2018, 03:41:07 pm by KysaSD »
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KysaSD

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Re: And just because I am so impressed with myself!
« Reply #1 on: April 05, 2018, 09:15:50 am »

They won’t last forever, but this will keep me in boots for a while this spring.
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Re: And just because I am so impressed with myself!
« Reply #2 on: April 23, 2018, 03:42:03 pm »

Sounds like you may have to make a trip to the city to go boot shopping before too long, but looks like you did a great job with the repair work! Use it up, wear it out, make it do, or do without - this from a pillow my mother -in-law cross stitched!  And she is a believer in that, still!  :)
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Re: And just because I am so impressed with myself!
« Reply #3 on: April 24, 2018, 06:03:51 am »

Lots of the fit changed after Ariat was bought by GAP.


I did not know that. Explains a lot!!
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