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Hi there, looking for some advice for ideally a good local cobbler or a mail order service who can help out.

 

My missus has a pair of Magellan and Mulloy leather boots, fully sympatex lined so waterproof and breathable.

 

http://www.magellanmulloy.com/en/ladies ... y-sympatex

 

Unfortunately she cannot wear them as she gets a blister on the back of her heel. I cant feel anything obvious inside the boot that is causing it so think it must just be pinching on her heel slightly, but other than that they are a very good fit for her and very comfortable.

 

I was thinking that a good cobbler might be able to steam the boot a little and stretch the heel cup just a little to ease them, but I don't know any good local cobblers. (Glenrothes, Fife). The only one in town is a Timpson and without being disrespectful they don't fill me with confidence.

 

She sent an email to Magellan & Mulloy customer service dept, but they said find a local guy.

 

Can anybody advise on both someone who could do this and also the best way to go about it.

 

All advice gratefully received, thanks.

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I thought that might be the case Flash, hence wondering who within Fife or the surrounding area would be good to look at this. I imagine that it would be easier for the cobbler if both the boot and the foot that goes in it were together, not so easily achieved via mail order :)

 

The boots are expensive and would hate to damage them by getting the wrong thing done.

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I thought that might be the case Flash, hence wondering who within Fife or the surrounding area would be good to look at this. I imagine that it would be easier for the cobbler if both the boot and the foot that goes in it were together, not so easily achieved via mail order :)

 

The boots are expensive and would hate to damage them by getting the wrong thing done.

Take the boots, along with foot, to any decent independant repairer (preferably a member of the SOMSR) they will be able to sort the problem. It's not difficult to find a solution.

 

Thanks Flash, one of the reasons for this post was to see if anybody could recommend a decent independent repairer. I will search under SOMSR members and see what i can find in the vicinity.

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that was a great post grrclark. the member I suggested you PM (i can't give their details because of data protection) is in the very area you requested, the MSA.SoMSR have no members listed in that area, I already checked.

 

Lee

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tell her not to wear them untill blister has compleatly healed up (no pun intended) and give them another go. footware thats too small or too big causes blisters and people keep putting them on whilst the blister is still there and each time making it worse

That is probably the best bit of self help advice this customer has received.

If the long heel measurement is too big, a simple pair of sock linings could solve the problem, too tight a simple stretch job.

(could be many other causes).

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