If you're wondering if you should break in your Tukano boots, the answer is yes, but don't worry, we'll go over the features of leather to explain why you should.
Leather is an organic material that, in its natural state, protects the animal from insects and objects such as wires, wood, and a variety of other dangers found during the animal's wildlife.
So, suppose this is your first pair of leather boots. In that case, you will note that the textile or fake leather shoes- boots are incredibly soft from the first use, and this is because the fabrics or faux leather fibers are soft. The majority of them are composed of synthetic materials, such as plastic.
Now, once you wear your hand-made leather boots on, you will notice a significant difference, the most noticeable of which is stiffness. Why is this? Because our boots are made entirely of leather, from the insole to the heel block. You shouldn't be concerned because, as an organic material, leather will mold to the shape of your foot once you start using them; this is known as brake-in.
Is the brake-in procedure painful? It depends; it may or may not hurt, and it may or may not hurt a little. But, as I'll explain below, it all depends on how much time you give your boots to wear out. As previously said, leather is an organic material composed of natural fibers that need to be broken in and molded to the foot. The only way of doing this is to use your boots. If you are new to the high-quality boot world, we do not recommend taking extended walks in your boots at first; they will hurt you to the point where you will feel like you made a mistake and got junk. Wear your boots at home at first, give them time, have a BBQ with your friends, go for a short round or random walk near your home, or wear them at your home office.
Why do we recommend this? Well, the leather should begin to assume the shape of your feet, and while this is happening, it will pinch or hurt a little in some places. I'll list a few hot points that you'll notice once you begin to break them in. The most noticeable part of our boots will be part of the vamp, exactly where your instep begins; You will think you bought the wrong size, but you did not; the reason for this is that your boots are new and have been in the last for at least seven weeks; don't worry, it will go away after one or two days of wear.
Another hot spot is the widest part of the forefoot, which will be the big and small toes, but to be honest, this is a rare point because our last has a rounded shape and you don't feel that hot spot very often; another hot spot that can become annoying is on the heel; some people have reported feeling a pinching here, but this is normal; the heel counter will begin to take the shape of your heel and will gradually disappear over time.
All of this is part of the breaking-in process; your boots are composed of leather, a hard material that will become a globe for your feet over time. Some people believe that using mechanical stretchers will help them in the braking process, but this is not the case; instead, it will cause damage to the boot's structure. In the end, you must wear them and break them in from the beginning. Others have recommended that you soak your boots, but this is not recommended as it may cause damage to the leather and insole, as well as the accumulation of fungus and germs, rendering the boot unwearable.
Finally, the only way to break in your boots is to wear them as much as possible, without hurting your feet to the point where you're miserable; once you've broken them in, you'll never go back to cheap shoes again; your boots are made of leather, and leather is an expensive material, so treat them as an investment and care for them properly with natural products such as beeswax or carnauba wax every week.