Was at LL Bean today to trade in some old leaky waders for brand new leaky waders. The lace loops on my Simms boots are rotting out so I started looking at boots.
Rubber, rubber, 200 dollar rubber, 250 dollar rubber with studs. NO felts--- WHAT???
LL Bean is proudly leading the charge and Simms is about to follow. Felt moves traces of invasive plant species from one body of water to the other.
So I asked if he had used them and how they are. He took a quick look over his shoulder, turned and said, "they suck". They did have some with studs and he hasn't been in them yet.
I will be taking my felt sole Simms to the crazy cobbler in Portsmouth for new loops, I hope to hell he can do it.
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