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Old 04-06-2019, 06:49 AM   #1
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Boot Insoles

About 6 weeks ago I did some hiking in a pretty muddy area, came home took out laces, insoles etc, did a nice clean up and rubbed in some sno-seal. Wrapped the laces around the insoles and set them aside. Asolo Powermatics.

Long story short, they come up missing. Not a trace.

So I'm in my yard the other day with no snow pack for the first in a long time and I find pieces of the insoles and laces scattered throughout the yard......along with parts of that lime green fake croc, (also missing for a good part of the winter), I couldn't find.

Did I mention I have three dogs......?


So, looking for some suggestions for replacement insoles.


Really no local source here for suitable boot laces either so I'd really like some options there. The boots have the brass pulley lacing system.

Thanks in advance
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Old 04-06-2019, 09:34 AM   #2
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Having lived with plantar fasciitis for years and requiring bilateral open reduction of the calcaneal bone to resolve Achilles tendonitis I've tried various types and manufacturers of insoles and finally settled on these which I have in all my boots and shoes. You might like them even if you don't have feet problems. I think the wool is an added bonus.

https://www.superfeet.com/en-us/inso...als/merinogrey
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Old 04-06-2019, 07:55 PM   #3
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Bioguide,

There is a Fleet Feet locally. My podiatrist recommended the same 4 years ago. Thank you.

I like the idea of the wool, the boots are non GTX so they breath nicely.

Laces...I need laces!!!!!
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Old 04-06-2019, 10:16 PM   #4
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Laces...I need laces!!!!!
Have any para cord?
make your own - lace up the boots, cut to length, melt the ends and shape them with the (cold) handle of a butter knife (or any piece of cold steel with some mass to it)...

PS: rodents are more likely culprits vs your dogs.
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Old 04-07-2019, 08:48 AM   #5
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Laces...I need laces!!!!!
I've replaced the laces that came in my last three pairs of hiking boots with these:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003IJBKJK/

The laces that come with the boots don't stay tied unless I double knot them, and they usually shred within 6-8 months. These actually stay tied without double knotting, and I've yet to break a pair.

At $.99 they're certainly nothing fancy, but they've worked well for me.
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Old 04-07-2019, 09:25 PM   #6
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Boot Laces

I found some excellent boot laces in Walmart referred to as Kiwi "Outdoor Laces". They are a good round nylon lace, not that fabric covered junk. They pull tight and never need double tying. Price around $2.00 and available in different lengths.
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Old 04-08-2019, 06:21 AM   #7
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Hmm, thanks Roy! Will take note of that as well.
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Old 04-08-2019, 11:39 AM   #8
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Think I'll head over as well! But I have some nice pink paracord as well, (for daughter). Might look nice once muddied up!

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