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MB1 Cold Weather Booties(4 posts)

MB1 Cold Weather Bootieskyvdh
Jan 1, 2003 6:38 PM
Just a quick review:
I made a pair of the booties that MB1 outlined with description and photos. Found all the materials and whipped them up in an afternoon. Tried them out today in 34F weather with drizzle. They seemed to work well. I won't say my feet were toasty, but they weren't numb either and for the cost I'd say a success. I am a little worried about the yarn fraying around the cleat opening. I did spray some of the "Grip and Gaurd" around the opening but I don't think I got enough. One side benefit in today's conditions was that it kept the grit and slime off my shoes. The shoes got a tad wet but nothing like they would have without the booties. A quick shake of the booties and hung up on a line to dry and they'll be ready for tomorrow. Ideas like that are great. Thanks for sharing.

Pete
re: MB1 Cold Weather Bootiesabicirider
Jan 2, 2003 1:11 PM
just a thought about the fraying part could you possible take a match or lighter and singe the edges like you do on say shoe laces or rope I would think that would stop the fraying but just a thought.

Ray Still
Mooresville, NC
re: MB1 Cold Weather Bootieskyvdh
Jan 2, 2003 7:31 PM
The socks are a wool blend, mostly wool. If there is enough acrylic you may have a good solution. If not, I may be making my second pair in a few days.

Pete
Hold off on burning your socks.MB1
Jan 3, 2003 3:57 AM
Test on the scrap you cut off first-if you still have it around.

Otherwise turn the sock/bootie inside out and spray the inside with more rubber until the fabric around the hole has a nice thick coat. Then it shouldn't unravel.

Good luck.