|Project by Tooch||posted 02-21-2015 07:26 PM||1069 views||0 times favorited||6 comments|
So here’s a real quick project that has saved me lots of aggrivation during Hunting season with my rubber boots, and the Snow season with my felt pack snowboots. Rather than trying to hop on one foot while pulling off the boot on the other foot, this simple device allows you to pull your foot right out of your boot by using a simple pinch point and your own body weight.
By no means is this a hard project to make, and you surely won’t see this in the pages of FWW, but since we’re in the middle of blizzard in Pittsburgh right now, I have nothing else to do so I figured I’d share it with yinz guys.
here’s how it works…
Step 1. Place the board with the pivot point (2”x2”) down and put one foot near the back.
Step 2. Put the heel of the other boot in the pinch point, then pull your foot right out. (I like to have my slippers right there so my socks don’t get wet)
Step 3. remove the boot and switch feet, putting your other foot on the back. (this is why its nice to have slippers or other shoes readily available)
Step 4. Pull your second foot out and put your other slipper on.
Step 5. Rejoice at how easy it was, and how little you had to curse while taking off your boots!
Like I said… simple yet efficient. There is no exact angle that needs to be cut for the pinch point, as long as it is an acute angle you should be good. I used Melamine for the top, but any plywood/sheet material will work.
For those of you like Tony who live in Florida or other warm states, I guess you won’t really benefit from this for snow purposes, but it also works great for regular rubber boots with narrow ankles, too.
Thanks for looking, comments appreciated!
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