Just grind off the old felt and glue on new felt.
I glued new felt to new midsoles to mine and the then pop riveted aluminum bars to them. I had a shoe shop glue the soles to the boots using the old type Barge cement ( Yellow can) that I couldn't get in the retail stores.
Works great on the Clearwater rocks
Yes, they can be resoled. Just get the new soles, take them to a local cobbler (i.e. shoe repairman), and have him take the old ones off and put the new ones on. The shoe repairman will even sew the new felt soles onto the wading shoe/boot. It will run you around $20.00 or so to get it done.
Like you I had a pair with great uppers and no tred left on the bottom. I bought some felts and took them to Dave Page in Freemont in Seattle. He is about as good as it get and is/was a certified Simmis repair house. $60 for the felt, maybe $40 for the work. They lasted about one trip and ten began to delaminate. I don't like the economics of this.
First, thanks for all of the comments by everybody.
No, the felt is still really stuck on. However, the studs are starting to stick way out.
I was just thinking about getting a new pair of wading boots. The low end Simms are $99 and I'm sure they would last a long time. For $50 it's worth getting the current ones fixed. However, as the price climbs it becomes less worth it.
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