Results 1 to 20 of 20

Thread: Felt Sole Boots , Can you just change the sole??

  1. #1
    Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Wasilla
    Posts
    117

    Default Felt Sole Boots , Can you just change the sole??

    Have a pair of felt sole boots that I really love. Is there a way to change just the sole from felt to rubber half way easily? I dont know if its even possible, just thought I would ask.

  2. #2
    Member c6 batmobile's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    Interior
    Posts
    2,101

    Default

    as far as I know you cant but a good shoe repairman may be able to.
    Makin fur fins and feathers fly.

  3. #3
    Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    AK
    Posts
    4,034

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by snowcrab24 View Post
    Have a pair of felt sole boots that I really love. Is there a way to change just the sole from felt to rubber half way easily? I dont know if its even possible, just thought I would ask.
    I plan on trying to shave the felt off of mine with some sort of cutting tool and then glue some old hiking boot soles onto them, may not work but worth a try... Not like they're gonna leak!

  4. #4
    Member salmon_bone's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    Palmer
    Posts
    260

    Default

    A good cobbler can change the soles.

  5. #5
    Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    AK
    Posts
    4,034

    Default

    Any idea where to find one?

  6. #6
    Member RC23's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Chugiak
    Posts
    202

    Default

    What does anyone think of using spray on rubberized undercoating directly onto the existing felt?

  7. #7
    Member salmon_bone's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    Palmer
    Posts
    260

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by limon32 View Post
    Any idea where to find one?
    Anchorage has quite a few cobblers.
    Which one? i have no clue.
    I bit the bullet and bought a pair of simms with boots.

  8. #8

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by RC23 View Post
    What does anyone think of using spray on rubberized undercoating directly onto the existing felt?
    I think you'd have to coat it so that nothing (no water, microorganisms, etc.) could get into/out of the felt.

  9. #9

    Default

    Here is a link to a list of companies that will re-sole wading boots.

    http://www.simmsfishing.com/site/streamtread.html

  10. #10

    Default

    Why don't you just buy a new pair? Have the felt bronzed like baby shoes for keepsakes and be done with it ;-)
    Alaska Outdoors Television ~ Outdoor Channel

  11. #11
    Member Milo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Posts
    1,472

    Wink

    I know a guy who should be able to help
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=za4sTEVYQpg
    Death is like an old whore in a bar--I'll buy her a drink but I won't go upstairs with her.

  12. #12
    Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Wasilla
    Posts
    117

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Milo View Post
    I know a guy who should be able to help
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=za4sTEVYQpg
    now thats funny!

  13. #13
    Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Sarasota, Florida
    Posts
    802

    Default

    Pay attention to the excellent suggustion of RC23 and be done with it...

    Rosenberg; Kodiak, AK / Sarasota, FL
    "Two decades researching and defining fishing opportunities in the Last Frontier!"


  14. #14

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Dban1 View Post
    Here is a link to a list of companies that will re-sole wading boots.

    http://www.simmsfishing.com/site/streamtread.html
    That's a very useful link, and thanks. I bought a pair about a month before I heard it was proposed for Alaska, and kinda hate to hack on them like I've done others. You just can't beat $25 for a resole to Vibrams that are already set up for an assortment of studs and cleats.

    Removing felt is pretty easy to do yourself if you have a bench grinder and are willing to go with yet another "alternate" approach. I ground the felt off some we have around here, then used the wire wheel to rough the exposed rubber. Waaaaaay too slick and thin enough you got rock bruises. Cut out and shoe-gooed a layer of 1/4" rubber (old conveyor belt actually) on the bottom, then screwed in a bunch of ice studs intended for ATV tires. You sound like a high school golf team jogging in place on a parking lot, but they work and hold up well. The shoe goo by itself might eventually peel, but with the screws it's starting to look pretty permantent.

  15. #15
    Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    AK
    Posts
    4,034

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by RC23 View Post
    What does anyone think of using spray on rubberized undercoating directly onto the existing felt?
    Good idea, I wonder what the fish cops would think of it?

  16. #16
    Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    the Break Away Republic of Eagle River
    Posts
    513

    Default

    the fish cops aint gonna care - of course all the liberals will, and will gladly get in your business over it on the river.

    This Felt law is so stupid its not even funny. My felts have never left the state - and I are never going to - So I am exempt.

    Ask some of the fishery experts at F/G....not the liberals over at Trout Unlimited

  17. #17
    Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    the Break Away Republic of Eagle River
    Posts
    513

    Default

    Im sure the Brown shirts are just drooling at the chance to check someone felt soles and write a ticket for it. Not

    Just like the cops want to pull you over for seat belts. Not

    While these guys are out there trying to enforce the no felt ban....the real crimes will be going on with wreckless abandon even more so than now.

    Its all BUNK!

  18. #18
    Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Anchorage, AK
    Posts
    505

    Default

    I just wish retailers would tell folks who buy felt that they will be illegal to use next season.

    My buddy was so proud of the great deal he got on a nice pair of boots he bought at the sportsmans show till I broke the news to him about the ban. Thought he was going to burst a blood vessel he was so angry.
    Just a bitter Alaskan clinging to his guns and religion.....

  19. #19
    Member c6 batmobile's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    Interior
    Posts
    2,101

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by bilder View Post
    I just wish retailers would tell folks who buy felt that they will be illegal to use next season.

    My buddy was so proud of the great deal he got on a nice pair of boots he bought at the sportsmans show till I broke the news to him about the ban. Thought he was going to burst a blood vessel he was so angry.
    Yep the shelves are still stocked with em at the stores. The prices are so good the laymen dont know and just think they are getting a good deal. Ive already told about 3-4 people about the ban and changed their purchase.
    Makin fur fins and feathers fly.

  20. #20
    Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    AK
    Posts
    4,034

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Cutter View Post
    the liberals will, and will gladly get in your business over it
    Fortunately my buisness typically includes a .44mag on the river and they're liberals so you know that don't have one!

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •