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    Hello all,

    I have a question about rubber boot chafing around the calf. I know that many of you will say go out and get a set of leathers but at this point that is not an opption. I was wondering if anyone has any ideas about how to stop this chaffing. Little backround is that in the summer our uniform is shorts and white short socks. I have been getting chafing from around the top and was wondering if anyone has found a way to battle this. I know high socks will solve this but does not make for quick donning of bunker pants when you have to put on another set of socks.
    Just thought I would ask and see if anyone found a way to fix this.
    Thanks for the input.
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    Cut up a pair of socks and line the top of your boot with the sock pieces where the chafing is happening (you can use duct tape). This way your leg will rub against sock rather than rubber.

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    When you store your boots put a small coffee can in the top to hold the boots open. This will make the rubber have an open memory instead of partially closed.

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    Could you get away with longer socks, just keep them neatly folded down? Pull them up as you don.
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    As long as you get all of the tape to stick well, just run the edge of the top with duct tape. It works fine, I've done it before. Otherwise just wear a longer sock folded over like Fire304 suggested.
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    I've never tried it but baby powder inside the boot MAY (may being the key word) help with the chafing.
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    Find a ladies silk scarf (black, if possible...It'll keep the comments to a minimum ). Fold an inch or so over the back half of the boot and tape it in place. Drape enough (8"-10") into the inside of the boot so that it comes close to the insole without touching it...DO NOT tape the inside.

    When you are wearing the boots, the scarf will allow your calf to slide and it will not ride up, or bunch up. When you doff the boots, simply tuck the scarf back inside.

    It will work like a champ!




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    Quote Originally Posted by fireman4949
    Find a ladies silk scarf (black, if possible...It'll keep the comments to a minimum ). Fold an inch or so over the back half of the boot and tape it in place. Drape enough (8"-10") into the inside of the boot so that it comes close to the insole without touching it...DO NOT tape the inside.

    When you are wearing the boots, the scarf will allow your calf to slide and it will not ride up, or bunch up. When you doff the boots, simply tuck the scarf back inside.

    It will work like a champ!




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    Quote Originally Posted by pfd4life
    Not only that....but it will keep you in touch with your feminine side.
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    Thanks for the info everyone. I will be sure to use a black scarf and not one of my girls flower print ones. I think that would be getting to close to my feminine side.
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    Well, they are called rub-her boots... if you're not a her then it must be a fluke.

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