The Boot Jack

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Recently I purchased a pair of Blundstones, everybody has them and I’m a follower of fashion. Personally, I think the boots look a little weird with all that elastic and I was a little self conscious wearing them – for the first couple weeks. I soon found them to be the most comfortable boots I’ve ever worn. It’s got to be that crazy elastic.

Enough about that…

A few weeks later, my wife purchased a pair of Hunter boots, she also likes to follow trends. To me they look like a pair of common rubber boots but they really can’t be. I examined them closely to see what the $200+ gets you… I’m still looking.

Enter the Boot Jack…

My wife struggled a bit getting those rubber boots off. The sales guy, always on the lookout to help, explained that the easiest way to get them off was to use a boot jack and hey, it will help your husband with his Blundstones too!  A win-win! So I bought the chunk of wood – another $25.

Two fashion conscious people and a chunk of wood…

This past week I finally got a chance to use the ‘jack’. My boots were wet, full of snow and mud – nasty! Then, I remembered the Boot Jack! Put one boot in the v-shape and place the other foot slightly behind, on the wedge, to hold the whole thing down. Right or left – doesn’t matter… the Boot Jack is universal! The boot came off with ease. What a feeling, ecstasy comes to mind. That $25 was looking like the best money I ever spent. I didn’t even have to bend over.

The fatal flaw…

I placed my other boot in the v-shape, a slight giddy feeling came over me, then placed my un-booted, stockinged foot on the wedge portion in all that slush and mud – nasty.

The Boot Jack only works on the first boot.

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