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    Hey folks. I've had a nice pair of Bean Boots for years now and always neglect them because they don't fit right. They feel a bit large and have a lot of room.

    This is great I guess for winter time. I can layer up the socks but the boot never feels snug and comfortable.

    Any suggestions on what kind of insoles I can buy that won't just fold up under my feet while walking? I've had a problem with that and these boots. Not sure if it's the felt like material in the boots but insoles always move on me.
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    I think Beans makes two different liners... plain fleece and fleece with arch support. My wife wears the ones with arch support and has had no problem.

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    What kind of insoles have you tried?
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    The stock ones they had in the boot, and a couple different cheapo brands. I'll be near a walmart today. Are those Doc Sholes fancy pants ones any good?
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    I'm assuming you aren't looking for orthotic support. You can make your own from stiff foam like what fresh meat comes in. Just add layers for thickness.

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    Good idea. Right I'm not looking for support really. Just to take the floppiness out of them. Just a lot of room in there. I've had em for over 7 years so I doubt they'd swap em for a smaller.
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    I like the Superfeet green insoles. Cost more then Dr. Shcoll. The boots being too large is a hard thing to fix. Are they too long or too much volume?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Adahy View Post
    Good idea. Right I'm not looking for support really. Just to take the floppiness out of them. Just a lot of room in there. I've had em for over 7 years so I doubt they'd swap em for a smaller.
    LL Bean told me I could return a 30+ year old canoe if I wanted to. Bring them in and get the right size. I would imagine it's the best answer.

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    you can try stuffing the open spaces with paper towels. After you walk around in them, it will get compacted and help keep your feet from slipping.

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    Default Filson cork insoles

    Love my bean boots for those days when the trail is muddy and I'm without a pack. . The filson cork insoles are a perfect combo with the bean boots, light weight, great feel thru the bottoms of the boot, really pliable and flexible like the boot. www.filson.com/products/cork-insole.55100.html

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