The DeBooter is pretty clever (several DeBooter posts now deleted), but basically it's like a western boot horn/yoke. In my case it's not the grip on the boot shell that matters, so the DeBooter solution wouldn't make a difference for me. Even screwing the sole to the floor wouldn't help me get out. In my case my boots are tight and when they're cold the plastic is too stiff to spread the shell wide enough to get the laced-up liner out of the shell (laced onto my feet). I use 2 solutions based on my available time:
1. If I have a half hour available, then I wear them into the bar and in two beer's time of being indoors they will come off with little struggle.
2. If I'm in a rush to get going, then I use the hair dryer I keep in my bag, and about 3 minutes of blasting the lower part of the shells with MAX hot air to the front and sides and they will come off with little struggle.
Getting the laced-up liners (laced onto my feet) into the shells in the morning is yet another challenge, and I'm now using a device called the "Boot Horn" which is a red piece of plastic with a rope attached to it, and that device makes this a lot easier than silicone and other tricks did for me.
Edited by CHRISfromRI - 3/8/16 at 6:42pm