Fix the sole on a winter shoe
Don't be so quick throwing shoes out - Make your favourite shine like new.
We all have that favourite pair of shoes we cannot leave with. They're usually not only nice, but also the most comfortable. Well, there’s no need to say goodbye to them just yet, here’s how to do some DIY shoe sole repair.
WHAT YOU NEED
- An all-purpose glue (e.g. UniBond Repair Extreme)
- Wooden sticks
Get the materials
You will need an all-purpose glue (e.g. UniBond Repair Extreme), cloth, brush, wooden sticks and a clamp.
Clean the shoe
Clean the surface of the shoe and sole that are going to be glued together. First clean with the brush to remove excess glue and dirt. Wipe down the whole area with a damp cotton cloth and if possible, remove the sole completely.
Glue the shoe sole
Line up the sole with the bottom of the shoe evenly and push them together. Apply pressure for a few minutes. The better the bond, the longer the shoe will last!
Wipe off excess product
Use a wooden stick to wipe away any excess glue coming from between the shoe and the sole.
Press the shoe sole
If you need to repair the heel area, place a heavy object on top of your shoe to apply pressure for a stronger bond. If the repair area includes the front part of the shoe, clamp them so they are pressed tightly against one another.
Let it dry
Wait 24 hours for the glue to dry and then you can wear your favourite shoes again! Apply this same technique to all of your shoes and save money with the use of one product! After this shoe sole repair you can wear your favourite shoes again and store them in a shoerack!