best material for reinforcing elastic?
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Spruce Goose
(SpruceGoose) - F

Locale: New England
best material for reinforcing elastic? on 03/05/2010 20:09:09 MST Print View

I was hoping this post would lead to more discussion, but it appears that I should've just formed my answer in the form of a question.

So I'd like to add some extra strength to the elastic (bottom) portions of my overboot(ie)s. Any material suggestions?

If you don't feel like looking at that link above, here's a picture of the parts I'd like to reinforce. The elastic parts form the "T" along the sole of the shoe.

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Bob Gross
(--B.G.--) - F

Locale: Silicon Valley
elastic on 03/05/2010 20:39:27 MST Print View

You might sew a strip of neoprene decking onto the wear surface of the elastic.

My gaiters have an instep strip of neoprene, and those suckers have been worn for 25 years without fail.

A heavy version of neoprene is what some snowshoe decks are made from.

--B.G.--