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Topic: Insoles made from carpet underlay and black fleece  (Read 862 times)
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« on: May 20, 2011 03:25:12 PM »

So I have a pair of shoes that I am very fond of.  They are comfortable but a little bit too large.  I've been wearing them with insoles.  Then my insoles wore out and I couldn't find another pair as good.  I tried cutting insoles from fleece but although they are comfortable they wrinkle up when I walk so that didn't work. 

Then I remembered long ago we'd had some special non-slip underlay for our rugs to prevent them from creeping across the carpet.  There was a small square left over so on Tuesday I cut out two insoles from the underlay - using the old ones as a template - and two from fleece.  I was going to machine them together but we had a 17 hour power cut and I was too impatient to wait for the power to come back on, so I blanket-stitched them together all round the edge with some DMC tapestry cotton.
 
The picture shows the black top and the grey underlay underside of the insoles.

And here they are in the shoes.
They are very comfortable and do not slip or wrinkle when I walk.  I like them better than the bought ones I had before and they are washable.
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« Reply #1 on: May 20, 2011 06:29:53 PM »

Fantastic idea!  Why buy when you can make something even better?
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« Reply #2 on: May 20, 2011 09:26:37 PM »

Very cleaver!
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« Reply #3 on: May 20, 2011 10:40:28 PM »

Love this idea. I need insoles, but am allergic to them......now to find the time...

Thank you for solving a problem I hadn't quite gotten around to yet.  Grin
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