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Abrasion Resistant Fabric for Moccasin/BareFoot Shoe Soles
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greg randall
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Abrasion Resistant Fabric for Moccasin/BareFoot Shoe Soles on 08/27/2009 22:42:56 MDT Print View

I've really taken to hiking in moccasin/barefoot style shoes, and I'm
interested in making some myself.

I need advice on what kind of fabric to use for the soles of the
shoes. I need something that is _very_ abrasion resistant. Any
thoughts? How about Kevlar? What about Dyneema? Leather?

I'm planning on modeling the shoes off of Feelmax Panka
The Feelmax shoes have fabric sole that is made of a special Kevlar
impregnated with something.


Greg R.

Kier Selinsky
(Kieran) - F

Locale: Seattle, WA
Vibram Five Fingers on 08/28/2009 10:04:49 MDT Print View

While I can't answer your question directly, you may be interested in checking out the design of the Vibram Five Fingers shoes. My wife has a pair and swears by them - they're the most comfty shoes she's ever worn: