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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
shoes(http://www.extremeoutfitters.us/feelmaxpankamensblacksilver.aspx).
The Feelmax shoes have fabric sole that is made of a special Kevlar
impregnated with something.

Thanks!

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:
http://www.vibramfivefingers.com/