How to fix a shoe with the sole detached

How to fix a shoe with the sole detached

How to fix a shoe with the sole detached

If the sole of a shoe is loosening due to daily wear and tear, you can fix it yourself using a little glue. Fixing your shoe will save you money and a trip to the shoemaker. Set aside time and effort to keep the pair of shoes out of the trash and into your closet.

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  1. Cover the work area with newspaper to protect it from the soiled sole of your shoe and also from the glue.
  2. Wipe the sole off with cloth soaked in warm soapy water to remove any debris that may prevent the glue from adhering. Dry the sole with another cloth. Remove any loose glue from the sole to create a smooth surface for the new glue.
  3. Choose the type of glue, such as Cascola, made specifically for shoe repair. Look for these durable and flexible glues at shoemaker or sporting goods stores. Another option is to choose a cyano-acrylate based glue, such as Super Bonder.
  4. Apply a thin line of glue between the bottom of the shoe and the sole.
  5. Spread the glue evenly through the sole using a knife. Press the shoe into the sole to create a secure connection. Place a heavy object, such as the book, on top of the shoe, while the glue dries to create a secure bond. Clean any glue that runs with a cotton swab.
  6. Allow the glue to dry for at least 24 hours, or according to the manufacturer’s recommendations, before using the shoe.

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