Just how handy is a Boot Jack?
A boot jack is PERFECT for you, if you:
● want to remove boots without bending over
● want to keep your hands clean of mud
● need help if there’s no one around to assist you in pulling off your boots
What are they? How do you use them?
What is a boot jack? It’s a boot remover. It makes it a breeze to take off your boots after a day in the garden or in the saddle. You just step down on the base with one boot, slide the other boot into the “hook,” and give a little tug. Off slides the boot. Lather, rinse repeat.
How To Use A Boot Jack
These handy devices are available in wood, plastic and metal. Some people have problems with the “hook” scuffing their boots. If you find that this is a problem, we would suggest adding a piece of felt or rubber to pad the inside of the hook, thereby protecting your boot heel from marks and abrasions.
A boot jack makes it easy to remove cowboy boots, work boots, garden boots, hiking boots, Wellies (rain boots) and shoes.
‘Nuff said. Here are the Top 5 boot jacks.
The Top 5 Boot Jacks (in no particular order)
This one screws to the floor if you want it to stay in one place! The heavy duty construction is strong enough for the toughest of boots.
● Length 9″
● Width 5″
● Made of steel and metal plate
● Length 12.25″
● Width 4″
● Made of solid hardwood
● Length 26.5″
● Width 4.5″
● Made of strong, aromatic red cedar
This brown plastic boot puller may be a little easier on your boot heels than the wooden ones. It has a ridged area for a better grip for your other foot.
● Length unknown
● Width unknown
● Made of plastic
Here’s the classic cast iron boot jack in the form of a beetle. Stick your boot heel between the antennae (feelers). It’s also a great novelty item to place near a boot tray at your door or on the fireplace hearth.
● Length 10-1/4″
● black finish
● Made of cast iron