The Truth About Feltless Soles

November 24, 2009 By: Marshall Cutchin

Want the truth about “sticky rubber” soles? Phil Monahan lays it bare in this week’s Fine Lines column. “Just because you eschew felt,” he says, “does not make you some sort of environmental hero.”
Question: “I’m looking to buy a new pair of wading boots, and I want to know if I should buy ones with the new feltless soles. I think it’s important to help the environment, but I don’t wanna drown. Are they really as good as felt?