Friday, August 27, 2010
The felt soles on wading shoes are being replaced by rubber soles, because felt soles are contributing to the spread of invasive species in waters. The felt is providing rides to aquatic invertebrates, mollusks and plants. This problem is spreading worldwide and New Zealand has banned felt soled wading boots. Manufacturers are now replacing the felt with rubber and trying to make the boots as invasive species proof as possible. Click here to read more.