One of main troubles for tall boots is that after a while they tend to lean — the thinner the material the quicker this may happen — sometimes right out of the box. The fold can cause creases in the leather that can be permanent, and we cannot forget the extra floor space they take when they are sprawled. Here is a quick, easy, and inexpensive solution to keep your boots standing tall. All you need is a swimming noodle ($3 to $5) and a pair of scissors.
Before Boot Shapers
My boots from JJ’s Footwear are beginning to bend but before things got any worse I decided to take things into my own hands, literally.
I picked up a blue swimming noodle from Walmart (they had pink and yellow as well but I am a blue-girl through and through) for about $5. Splurge on your noodle. I find the discount store ones to not be as sturdy and have a smaller circumference — obviously if you have dainty ankles you might need to go with the discount brand so they will fit into your boots.
Make Your Own Boot Shapers
Quick directions: put the noodle in your zipped up boot and press down until it is touching the sole. Make a small cut with your scissors to mark where you want to cut then pull the noodle out and cut all the way around (noodles have a hollow center). You can either line up your new boot shaper to the remaining noodle to cut the second piece the same length or just stick it in the boot and mark like the first one.
After Boot Shapers
Ta-da! For these pictures I cut them a bit tall so you can see the blue noodles but I might cut them a bit lower so the blue is not so noticeable.
This winter give your boots the joy of standing tall.