Shrinking my cowboy boots
So the Ariat cowboy boots that I got in April have been the only thing I've worn since then. If I'm not barefoot, I'm wearing them.
I haven't been taking care of them either, I know I should be cleaning them now and then, but I haven't done a thing.
Last week, I was stupid and in a hurry and only put my feet halfway in so I was kinda walking along without lifting my feet. I only did this for a few minutes but I think it was enough to stretch them to the point they aren't comfortable to wear because they're so loose around the ankles (and in general) now.
Looking up "how to shrink cowboy boots" basically tells me to soak them in water and then dry them next to a stove/high heat source. I guess I could run the oven with the door open and sit them on the door, but any other recommendations? A dude on IRC recommended throwing them in the dryer?
Can anyone verify that this is the best way to do that or else tell me how?
After I do this I will apply whatever cleaning/care product I need from now on. :p