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    MYOG: Stalking Sandals.... yup.

    Hahahah... These are probably the silliest thing I've made in recent years...
    I'm a weight-weenie, and was trying to decide on what I wanted out of a camp shoe that could double as some foot protection for stalking in close on my upcoming backcountry archery hunt(first one!!!). I can never justify the bulk of packing the Crocs, and knew they wouldn't fill the void for a stalking shoe. The idea of just slipping on another sock didn't sound that ideal either... So, I got to work...
    I pulled the leather insole out of some shoes I bought for wet-wading/floating. Then fitted some elastic straps, and ran the elastic all the way under the insole for a bit of extra cushion on the ball and heel of my foot. Then sewed some felt to the bottom for noise dampening and a bit of traction. They look ridiculous, but I think they'll be perfect for around camp, when crawling out of the tent for the middle of the night bathroom break, and for the potential final 100 yards of a stalk. They weigh in at under 4 oz, so really not much penalty over the additional thick wool socks that many opt for.




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    Haha. Nice!


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    Quote Originally Posted by JReeves View Post
    Hahahah... These are probably the silliest thing I've made in recent years...
    I'm a weight-weenie, and was trying to decide on what I wanted out of a camp shoe that could double as some foot protection for stalking in close on my upcoming backcountry archery hunt(first one!!!). I can never justify the bulk of packing the Crocs, and knew they wouldn't fill the void for a stalking shoe. The idea of just slipping on another sock didn't sound that ideal either... So, I got to work...
    I pulled the leather insole out of some shoes I bought for wet-wading/floating. Then fitted some elastic straps, and ran the elastic all the way under the insole for a bit of extra cushion on the ball and heel of my foot. Then sewed some felt to the bottom for noise dampening and a bit of traction. They look ridiculous, but I think they'll be perfect for around camp, when crawling out of the tent for the middle of the night bathroom break, and for the potential final 100 yards of a stalk. They weigh in at under 4 oz, so really not much penalty over the additional thick wool socks that many opt for.



    if they work they work! where did you get the elastic and felt?

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    I've got a few boxes of materials I've accumulated over the years. Most of it is from RockyWoods and OWFinc... Of course I had to make sure the sandals matched the pack... couldn't use black elastic... LOL

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    Very nice

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    Need a tie dyed bag to sell those in to the hippie hikers and a camo bag for the hunters. Of course the ones in the camo bag sell for 25% more. 😎

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    I really like them. You did well.

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