Homemade Insulated Insoles
Posted on vr 20 januari 2023 in blog
I was looking for a way to create insulated insoles. I considered covering a piece of plastic with felt. As I looked around at what I had laying around to use as a felting template, I considered radiator foil.
The foil is made of a layer of foam and a layer of aluminum. I realized I can turn this into insulated insoles quite easily: just cut them into the shape of an insole.
Conclusions after use
The insole changes my perception of heat loss through the sole. I do detect a small difference.
The insole is quite slippery and will have a bit of difficulty staying in place. It's probably a good idea to sow a backing onto it. This probably makes the insole also a bit more resistant to wear and tear with regular use.
I have not used the insoles after my initial experiments with them. The difference in comfort they make is not really big and because they slip they're a bit of a hassle.
Still, I found it an interesting experiment to do. And I have some ideas for further improvements should I feel a need to revisit this experiment at a later date.