Tombo wrote:Reglue with what?
sorry Tom, I edited that post because I found my Astrals in the water (part of one, anyway).
I used "Barge Cement" (TM) which is made for gluing soles to water shoes, like felt soles to wading boots.
Possibly other brand names, because I re-glued 2 pairs of the Hood River boots a total of 4 times.
You have to clean everything, like alcohol, put a wood shoe tree inside the shoe (or stuff them tight with newspaper, put glue on both sides, and after you glue them, wrap the whole thing tight with duck tape and leave it alone for a week. Can get another year or better out of them.
I've also re-glued my felt-sole studded river boots (Patagonia) at least once.
(Rutted dolomite plus slime in the Guadalupe can be treacherous. )
Patagonia, btw, quit making those great lightweight wading boots, and now they buy tanks from Danner.
I'm due for a pair of tailwater wading boots, and will probably go with the new Simms Featherweights, felt sole, and add my own studs.
Good news there, my dad shops Madison River Fishing Company, gets their catalog, and they'd be eager to buy me something nice for Christmas.