Padded boot toppers for rubber boots

I have to wear these rubber boots a lot when I’m working at our property and the top always rubs my skin even with socks on. I made these slip on boot toppers by slipping some memory  foam into a pocket on the inside of the boot topper.  I used them a couple days ago while I was digging a pond by our spring and it worked perfectly. No more blisters!  You can make several and slip the piece of foam out to use in all of them.


  • small piece of fabric
  • a piece of foam (I used the memory foam from the bottom of a pair of worn out slippers)
  • velcro

Step 1.

Cut a piece of fabric that is eight inches wide and measures 3 to 4 inches wider than the circumference of the top of your boot.

Step 2.

Narrow hem the top as shown.

Step 3.

Measure 3 inches and fold over, right sides together, as shown.  Before you stitch it down you need to sew a piece of velcro on the edge as shown.  Narrow hem both sides and then fold the top over and stitch along edge.

Step 4.

Sew the other piece of velcro on the other end as shown.

Step 5.

Cut a piece of foam that will fit inside the pocket.

Step 6.

Turn to outside as shown and then slip over the top of your boot.

About Elaine Kazinec

I have never met anyone who can't make wonderful things for their homes, friends, and family, only those who think they can't. The purpose of this blog is to show everyone how really simple most projects for the home are to make. When my husband and I bought our first home we were short on cash so I learned to be long on creativity. I have been told that I can make something wonderful out of nothing and that is true. You can too! Some of my favorite things are items that I found in someone's junk pile. I am going to show you how easy it really is. I hope you find the courage to jump in and attempt some of these projects. You will be amazed at how talented you really are.