Recycling Mouse Pads Into Shoe Insoles

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The durable foam material in mouse pads make them a great free source for making your own boot insoles.

By recycling mouse pads into shoe insoles you get a much more comfortable insole than is usually available in stores.

The durable foam material in mouse pads make them a great
free source for making your own boot insoles. Recycling mouse pads for shoe insoles is easy. Simply trace
around each foot while standing on a pad, then allow for a
bit more material all around. Trim to fit with scissors.

My relatively small Size 8s mean two pads are generally
just right. Larger-footed folks will probably need a third
pad in order to have enough material to piece together.

R. Himes
Vienna, Ohio