Last year I wrote three posts on invasive species and one on the use of felt vs aquastealth soles to control invasive species spread. New Zealand banned use of felt soles last year to control didymo spread.
All major fly fishing tackle manufacturers have agreed to stop using felt by 2011. In 2009 Simms came out with their soft rubber Vibram wading boot soles. Aquastealth soles have been around for awhile on Korkers boots and seem to work ok in most circumstances.
So what to do with those old comfortable wading shoes that are perfectly good except for the soles. Call up Rocky Mountain Resole at (719) 539-1455 or fill out their order form and send in your boots for a new set of aquastealth or Vibram wading soles. RMS will “last” your boots on special molds to keep the uppers in that comfortable shape while the resoling takes place. Cost is about $70 plus shipping. Turnaround time is 7 to 10 days.
Rocky Mountain Resole, Inc.
211 Oak Street
Salida, CO 81201
Phone: (719) 539-1455
Rocky Mountain Resole also resoles mountaineering and hiking boots and climbing shoes.
The Rocky Mountain Resole people spent some time explaining some of their process to me. And one of the members in my fly fishing club had boots resoled with the Vibram soles. He said they did a good job.
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