~whine~ My feet hurt. I've been wearing my boots around the house to stretch them out and I feel more like I've had my feet bound rather than seeing the leather expanding. A friend of mine sugested standing in a tub of water and then wearing the soggy things around all day to stretch them out. My knowledge of leather says that after I take them off that they'll harden and shrink during the drying process (and may not smell very nice - eeew). I was "smart" enough to get two pairs of these (in different colors, of course ) a couple years ago (so they're not returnable). I figure it's time to break them in. I've decided that they will fit comfortably, I'm just not sure how yet . What do you Monkeys do with a new pair of boots? How long does it take?