Anthony Cooley wrote:. Another idea I’ve had recently is to make some felted wool shoe inserts to get the plastic/foam ones out. More natural and better at wicking. Also I think it would help my socks last longer. I happen to be hard on shoes and socks. Not intentionally, but if a pair of shoes lasts me 3 years (I have a desk job!) I’ve gotten my money! I feel like that’s not the norm for most people. My wife can wear the same pair of shoes for near a decade.