So I hate to add this to the wading boot thread being nearly all threads that I post in seem to come to a sudden halt once I have posted. Seriously, have no idea why but I have noticed it’s a trend.
Anyways I am wondering if anyone has ever modified a hiking boot to become a wading boot?
I have thought about it for a while now but have never done it.
Once I started using vibram I see little difference between some of my hiking boots and wading boots.
I figure weight would be the biggest issue?
I have some extra Vasque sundowner summits and have thought that if I tore out the lining and put some drain holes in them they would be very comparable to wading boots.
I’m not looking for fashionable but rather durability, support and longevity.
I currently use the Simms freestone boot, it seems to be one if not the best boots I have ever used.
Still it only last me a year or so.
I know the best way to figure things out is to do it yourself but I hate to ruin a good pair of boots if someone already knows better.
Has anyone ever done this?