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  1. #1
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    Default broken tall boot zippers

    Today the zipper on one of my tall boots broke. The zipper came off the track and separated and I can't fix it. The same thing happened to the other boot and I had the zipper replaced by a shoe repair guy. The problem is that I will be at a horse show on Saturday and the shoe repair guy is closed on Thursdays and Fridays. He has weird hours. Is there anything I can do at this point besides try to find a pair I can borrow or duck tape them together for my ride? It is probably unlikely I can even find a teammates to borrow since I have size 6 feet, super short legs and really wide calves. I swear this Christmas I am sucking it up and buying some nice tall boots for once.



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    Find another shoe guy fast.



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    Quote Originally Posted by trafalgar View Post
    Find another shoe guy fast.
    I go to college in a very small town three hours away from any major city and one hour away from any other shoe repair guy besides the one I use. Oh the joys of going to school in a tiny college town.



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    Quote Originally Posted by saitou_amaya View Post
    I go to college in a very small town three hours away from any major city and one hour away from any other shoe repair guy besides the one I use. Oh the joys of going to school in a tiny college town.
    Worst case scenario: Get black thick-band duct tape and get someone to hold your boot together and wrap it from top to bottom. It'll feel like s***, but it'll hold it together.



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    Quote Originally Posted by saitou_amaya View Post
    Today the zipper on one of my tall boots broke. The zipper came off the track and separated and I can't fix it. The same thing happened to the other boot and I had the zipper replaced by a shoe repair guy. The problem is that I will be at a horse show on Saturday and the shoe repair guy is closed on Thursdays and Fridays. He has weird hours. Is there anything I can do at this point besides try to find a pair I can borrow or duck tape them together for my ride? It is probably unlikely I can even find a teammates to borrow since I have size 6 feet, super short legs and really wide calves. I swear this Christmas I am sucking it up and buying some nice tall boots for once.
    where are you located ?



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    We have a Hakky Instant Shoe Repair franchise store in our Mall. They have put new soles and heals on my field boots and replaced zippers. Done a good job and was fast.

    Google "Hakky Instant Shoe Repair" to see if you have a store within in driving distance.



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    Black electrical tape works well in a pinch and is less obvious than duct tape. I keep a roll in my trailer!!!
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    Breeders of Painted Thoroughbreds and Uniquely Painted Irish Sport Horses in Northeast Oklahoma



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    Black Gorilla Tape till you can get them repaired.
    "I would not beleive her if her tongue came notorized"



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