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Old 01-01-2012, 02:38 PM
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I'm interested in how this goes.
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C'mon. Give us something to work with.

What is the morphology of your foot? Do you have high insteps? Low insteps? Low volume? High volume? Fat foot? Skinny foot? Curved foot? Straight foot?

Do you live in a region that is outlawing felt?

If you can use felt, do you want to use felt or would you rather go with some sort of rubber soled boots.

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MP has made some very pertinent points in question. He is in the business of getting people fitted with the right boot so you should give him some more to work with.
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C'mon. Give us something to work with.

What is the morphology of your foot? Do you have high insteps? Low insteps? Low volume? High volume? Fat foot? Skinny foot? Curved foot? Straight foot?

Do you live in a region that is outlawing felt?

If you can use felt, do you want to use felt or would you rather go with some sort of rubber soled boots.

Dennis
Sorry MP I am very new to this....

I have a wider foot with a little bit higher arch than normal, and it looks straight to me!

I have been reading that some areas around me are advising against felt since it is spreading unwanted algae. I am not sure the difference between the two but I'd rather go with the boot that impacts the least.
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First of all, I'm no longer in the business.

Wider foot, higher arch (I think that you mean instep), straighter foot, preference towards rubber. I'd err towards a Simms Rivershed or Guide Boot. Both have similar fits, but the difference are materials. The Rivershed uses a very durable synthetic material. The Guide Boot uses leather. Because of the materials, the Rivershed is lighter than the Guide Boot.

If you get a chance to try on boots, bring your waders and the sock that you intend on using to get a good real world fit.

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Good deal, thanks for the advice
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I should add that if you want some extra insurance for grip, add the Hard Bite Studs.

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I should add that if you want some extra insurance for grip, add the Hard Bite Studs.

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I will do that...

After reading up on those boots I am curious if felt is really the way to go? I understand the environmental aspect, but I read that you can clean felt in a clorox solution. What do you recommend?
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