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    Default Orivs wading boot problem

    My Orvis wading boots have an insole insert. There is (was) a very thin piece of nylon mesh material covering the part of the insert that comes in contact with the foot. That came off of both inserts. The insert itself is fine, other than this thin mesh coming off. What I'm wondering,,,would the insert now damage the stocking foot of my waders ? Doesn't seem overly rough, but I'm not sure.
    Orvis was super nice,,said return'em and they would replace the boots,,but they are so dang heavy that it'll cost a fortune to mail them back.

    What'd ya think ?

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    Hi Mike,

    Is there a shop nearby? If so a little communication with Orvis should enable you to return them to a dealer and pick up new boots. Otherwise shipping them is your only option, they should ship for around 21 dollars if that's the case. Find the smallest box that will hold them to keep costs down. Depending on your boot size you may be able to fit them into a 'Large Flat Rate' Priority mail box for 15.95.

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    Default Re: Orivs wading boot problem

    +1 to what Ard just said. Ovis' warranty is gold plated. Never read a post where they didn't say, "Hand it over and we'll give you a new ...."

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    Default Re: Orivs wading boot problem

    Here's another option. Stock insoles in almost every piece of footwear are junk. You can replace them with drug store quality insoles or better quality insoles from Superfeet or Sole. Your cost could be anywhere from $10 to $45. It beats the time and money that you will lose from not having some boots.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MoscaPescador View Post
    Here's another option. Stock insoles in almost every piece of footwear are junk. You can replace them with drug store quality insoles or better quality insoles from Superfeet or Sole. Your cost could be anywhere from $10 to $45. It beats the time and money that you will lose from not having some boots.

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    As usual Dennis has provided a quick and affordable fix. How bout finishing the season with replacement insoles then sending the boots back so you have a new pair for 2014........ Sounds a bit underhanded perhaps but no one wants to part with critical gear in mid season. Just be sure the replacement will still be available come November or so.

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    Thanks guys. That's exactly my problem....I don't have a replacement pair and fall fishing is coming on. I talked to Orvis and they said no prob on replacement,,,but now my account is noted. I'm gonna call'em back and just lay it out honest...They need replaced but I need them till I can get them replaced at my convience. Hope they will do that.

    OK, you guys that put Soles in yours,,,they don't do any undue wear on the stocking foot of your waders ? I might just go that route and call it good. These inserts are not very forgiving in comfort,,and at 57 I'm entitled to go the comfort route and not be ashamed of it !

    Ard, I did call the Orvis store in Roanoke and they said they would take care of it,,this way,,,,by sending them back for me and I come pick up the replacements. That would save me all mailing cost,,,,,,but it's an hour trip to the Orvis store from my place,,so I'd be a tad better off to mail them in myself when the time comes. If I lived closer,,that's a pretty decent offer.

    I'm not trying to be a 'tight wad' but aren't shipping cost just obscene now ?

    Mike
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    Default Re: Orivs wading boot problem

    No issues whatsoever to report on the waders. They're very soft and lined with a mesh. My wading boots feel like sneakers. Wanting comfort is not anything to be ashamed of at any age! I think mine are Sole brand but they are very similar to these. I have these green ones in some of my sneakers, they're excellent.

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    Mike,

    Any chance Orvis could just send you new inserts? Seems like that would save postage or shipping costs for both of you.

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    Default Re: Orivs wading boot problem

    Ask they that very thing Dakota. They say they don't have inserts. THinking about now just buying me some inserts from the drug store or Walmart,,trim to fit and call it good. As the guys said,,gotta be more comfortable.

    You'd think providing an insert would be cheaper than exchanging and entire pair of boots, eh ? Go figure.

    Mike
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