Re: Felt Soles Revisited
I think maybe my previous post is a little too strong. I am concerned about spreading invasives -- but it hacks me off that a good, safe tool for wading is replaced with worthless vibram **** that is not even 1/3 as effective. The only thing I think vibram works well for is the heavily silted urban streams here in town. Anywhere else they almost worse than nothing.
From what I've read, the metal studded rubber soles are about equal to the felt soles....but (what a surprise) you have to purchase them separately, unlike the felt soles. If that's the case, make these standard issue and quit nickel and diming the only people who support your fisheries! (anglers and hunters by far contribute more to protecting these resources than any other demographic).