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Mike Sharpmack
(drumalways) - F
Down slippers on 11/11/2007 19:50:23 MST Print View

does anybody know what kind of rubber or sole to put on some backpacking slippers(down)???

David Wills
(willspower3) - F
Re: Down slippers on 11/12/2007 09:33:59 MST Print View

I've heard of people putting heavy cordura on the bottom with a ccf insole. 1000 D would probably be good.

Paul Tree
(Paul_Tree) - F

Locale: Wowwww
liquid rubber stuff on 11/12/2007 11:54:32 MST Print View

You could put on some thin strips of seam grip or shoe goo or some type of caulk. Could prevent a glissade on the stairs at least.

Sam Haraldson
(sharalds) - MLife

Locale: Gallatin Range
Down slippers on 11/12/2007 12:19:52 MST Print View

My girlfriend made me a pair what she likes to call toe caps or toe cozies for my thru hike this summer. She made the base out of cordura and then also made a pocket for my toes of Momentum 90 with Dupont Thermolite insulation inside. She captured the whole process in photos but they're aren't posted anywhere.

Fred Stevenson
(FredS) - F

Locale: Montana
sole site on 11/13/2007 03:34:27 MST Print View

www.walkinglibertymocs.com/generic.html?pid=12
http://www.practicalbackpacking.com/forums/showthread.php?t=3698

Edited by FredS on 11/13/2007 04:07:34 MST.

Bill Fornshell
(bfornshell) - MLife

Locale: Southern Texas
Climashield Combat Toe Cozies on 11/13/2007 09:19:22 MST Print View

This is how I made my insulated Toe Cozies. This was done on a hike and all I had to sew with was a neddle and some thread and an extra piece of tarp cord.


Toe Cozies



Edited by bfornshell on 11/13/2007 09:21:50 MST.

Justin Ling
(ling_jd) - F

Locale: columbus ohio
Re: Down slippers on 11/23/2007 14:31:52 MST Print View

Hey guys. i was inspired by this thread when I saw how simple bill's toe cozies were. I wanted a really light sleep sock. I made a pair of super thick fleese socks with toe caps for extra warmth, but they came to 4 oz. total. WAAYYYY too heavy! so about an hour later i sat back down and sewed these puppies out of some ~1oz. ripstop fabric i have around and some down from an old eddie bauer jacket. I wanted something for mid winter use with a pair of heavier weight smartwool socks for sleeping without adding too much weight.

These have a differential cut, and a one inch baffel that extends all the way around the silhouette of the foot, which keeps the down in separate top and bottom compartments. With the minimal elastic band attached, they weigh in at 1.2 oz for the pair. I'm super excited about them since I couldn't find anything like them on the market. so I'm happy to share some pics with you all.

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Edited by ling_jd on 11/23/2007 14:33:34 MST.

Steven Evans
(Steve_Evans) - MLife

Locale: Canada
Re: Down slippers on 11/23/2007 17:18:36 MST Print View

Justin,
Nice work. For 1.2 oz, I would gladly bring those along. Suits me well too, as my heels never really get cold, only my toes. Very slick.