I live in the UK where unfortunately mud/standing water is the norm rather than snow (pretty envious of you guys who live in the snow belt although not sure my wife would agree). Try and do regular walking for many miles where wellingtons are often the only practical option. Want to increase the warmth and cushioning of these rubber boots (Nokian Finntrim) and think felt insoles would do the job. Does anyone have opinions of what thickness is best? Many of the proprietary felt insoles like Lundhags seem to be quite thin whilst others sold as Scandinavian felt insoles are listed at varying between 10-20 millimetres thick. I've also been offered some "very dense and thick wool felt at about 12 millimetres thickness (just under 1/2 inch)". I was wondering if this would do the job or if it would be too uncomfortable owing to it being very dense! I really don't know what density or indeed thickness is best for insoles.
The Lundhags insoles I seem to recall have some form of backing material! My own feeling is that a non backed version made just from Felt would be better, any thoughts please?
Also felt insoles or felt by the roll are offered in 100% wool felt or mixtures of wool felt and some synthetic material. Again any thoughts please based on your own practical experiences.
Hoping for some snow here so I can get my cross country skis out and still using my ancient Alico Super Telemark leather ski boots (felt insoles would be good in these)!
Many thanks and have fun in the snow.