I dislike Cambrelle lining

4:02 p.m. on October 23, 2013 (EDT)
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I have not done a scientific study but I think that I have had to throw away more shoes because the Cambrelle lining in the heel cup has shredded away than any other reason. 

Is there a better alternative?  Okay, I know,  the 10-ish pound FGL boots in my closet never give me this trouble but lets be real here.  I'm not going on a run in Montagna boots.  I want something light.

 Its as if its a built-in failure point.  The entire shoe is still running strong then the lining shreds and turns into a blister factory. 

So is that the trade; either you get light footwear and fruit fly longevity or FGL mass and boots you can leave in your will? 

Shoe industry hear me!!  If you're out there, shoe makers I want something better!

5:47 p.m. on October 23, 2013 (EDT)
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FromSagetoSnow said:

Shoe industry hear me!!  If you're out there, shoe makers I want something better!

 LOL! I had a vision of shoe makers from across the country suddenly pausing in their tracks, looking up confused, and thinking, "I get the weird feeling someone just said something to me."

8:01 a.m. on October 24, 2013 (EDT)
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Why not put leather heel cups over the Cambrelle? Or you can buy rigid heel cups like this -- http://www.amazon.com/Tulis-Heavy-Duty-Large-175lbs/dp/B000MT3G4Q/ref=sr_1_1?s=hpc&ie=UTF8&qid=1382615956&sr=1-1&keywords=heel+cups

10:49 a.m. on October 24, 2013 (EDT)
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I may have to try these, thanks!

10:41 p.m. on October 24, 2013 (EDT)
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Fruit fly longevity -haha!

I don't know Sage, I have had the same problem. I personally just don't like the feel or durability of Cambrelle, I much prefer a leather lining, it would be nice to have a light trail runner or hiker with a leather liner.

9:01 a.m. on October 25, 2013 (EDT)
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Any cobbler worth anything can repair/replace this type of problem easily. No need to throw away a perfectly good pair of footwear if thats the only issue.

I had a pair of shoes repaired last year for $8.75.

2:49 p.m. on October 30, 2013 (EDT)
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1.  the insides of fivefingers seem incapable of being shredded.

2.  using orthotics significantly reduces this problem.  don't know why, but i have only had one pair of trail runners experience 'heel shred' the past several years.

3.  for hiking boots as opposed to trail runners, a full grain leather lining is a very, very nice thing.  When Merrell decided to use a knit lining in its Wilderness hiking boot, I was disappointed.  so, a big plug for Limmer hiking boots - still made the way they should be. 

4:45 p.m. on October 30, 2013 (EDT)
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I really wish my Asolos had a leather lining. I'm not a big fan of Cambrelle either. In an FGL boot it just tends to hold water, which immediately seeps right into a new pair of socks when you change out the wet ones. So annoying.

6:05 p.m. on October 30, 2013 (EDT)
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so far I have had good luck with my boots. we'll see.

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