DH and I both looove our ugly rubber barn boots!
They keep our feet dry while we shovel or blow snow,
do yard work,
and walk in and around our stream.
But they’re not very comfortable or warm. Their soles are quite stiff and they have no lining to speak of.
I have come up with what I hope will be a quick and easy solution! I’m going to make us both wool boot insoles out of this Eddie Bauer sweater I got at Sal’s thrift store.
Someone had already felted the mostly wool sweater for me, yet it was only $2.50 (at half-price)! lol.
We drew around our feet to make paper insole patterns.
It was quick and easy to cut two layers of felt at once with sharp scissors. Good-bye, sweater sleeve!
Turns out I can only fit one layer in my boots,
but DH’s are roomy enough for two. I’m stitching them together so they can’t shift and annoy his toesies!
Emily, as usual, is making sure that I’m doing a really good job.
I have so much felt left!
By spring I assume our boots’ insoles will have compressed from use and we may want to add another layer or at least felt arch supports. We’ll see.
Jumping for Joy
over how much Better his Boots are with wool felt insoles!
He wielded the snow blower for four long hours on Saturday, clearing at least 28″ of snow from our drive, and yet his feet stayed comfy and warm! – thanks to Eddie Bauer and an anonymous felter.