Felt-soled shoes

October 25, 2010 | 12:00 a.m. CDT
Felt-soled boots are still for sale at Bass Pro Shops in Columbia. The Missouri Department of Conservation could soon ban felt-soled boots because of the alga "rock snot," which can be spread after anglers wearing the boots tread through infected waters. Fragments of the alga become embedded in the boot soles.

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