Experiment #1 involves an inner liner for the old style (quality stitched, and superior velcro) gaiter. However I do not want to sacrifice one thing for another (rubs and chafing). So we will attempt an inner liner that rides inside the gaiter. I have some doubts about this staying in place, but there may be ways to get it stuck...haven't thought that far ahead yet. No guarantee it won't bunch up, fall out, or create its own rubbing problem. We shall see.
Here is the proto-type for the gaiter liner:
It is made from a "Sham Wow" material. This stuff is absorbent and very soft to the touch wet or dry.
I'll insert it into the back of the boot leaving a little fabric collar around the top profile.
The small notches allow the fabric to curve around without creasing.
The liner overlaps itself in the front to create a cushion under the velcro attachment point which can also be a source for rubs. Look at that nice wide velcro triple stitched to STAY ON.
I also cut some that slip over the straps and do not extend down into the boot, rather just under the straps. The material I'm using machine washes so I could cut a box of them and always have clean liners on hand.
If this doesn't work....I'm moving on to vet wrap.
If vet wrap doesn't work----I'm buying a heavy duty sewing machine so I can at least make repairs myself.
trying another type boot.
I hate to change boots when the problem "seems" so fixable.