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Topic: My bad#%s plum boots have issues, looking for recon ideas!  (Read 2526 times)
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« Reply #10 on: August 20, 2007 05:27:03 PM »

So I guess it's... Boot Hill? Roll Eyes

Funny! I had to wiki that!

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« Reply #11 on: August 20, 2007 07:22:27 PM »

There is a bar in my town called Boot Hill Saloon... it's across the street from a cemetery, and I never understood the name.  Their motto is "You're better off here than across the street", which I think is pretty funny.

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« Reply #12 on: August 21, 2007 08:28:52 AM »

Must put on my former-social-studies-teacher hat:

Boot Hill is a term for a cemetary, in the old American West. Men who died by violence -- with their boots on -- instead of peacefully in bed.

Or at least, that's the Hollywood version.

BTW, "They Died With Thier Boots On" is a terrific old movie.

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« Reply #13 on: August 23, 2007 10:03:36 PM »

I would go ahead and cut off the offending part and replace it with another fabulous hunk of suede. If you can't find any that you like then buy an old used leather garment and take it apart and the sueded side inside is usually great.
I love to do this. I also just throw whatever I find into the washer and dryer. I haven't had a problem with anything I've done it with. It sometimes give it a bit of twisted look but that makes a great texture.
But I also like the fun fur idea!  With this in mind you could cut our the wrecked part and cover with a great piece of zebra print. Or one step further you could add snaps to the top edge and replace the section with a different colour  piece. SO you could have interchangeable cuffs
to match whatever you are wearing at the time!
Don't look at it as great boots with a stinky problem think of them as great boots with awesome potential!

« Reply #14 on: August 26, 2007 09:39:33 PM »

Use a vinegar solution to try to get rid of the smell. I don't know if it'd help the stain (if there is one) but some vinegar and lots of water really knock the scent away.

Also, if you DO have to cut them down.. I saw this super cute pair of Rampage boots in a magazine. They went about four inches above the ankle, I think, or you could fold the tops down and be ten times cuter. I'm having a hard time finding a good picture but I suppose this will do. haha. Good luck with those boots.
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