How can I repair a hole on my shoe sole?
I've had a pair of leather Skechers shoes for years. Over time, one of the shoe soles developed a quarter-sized hole through wear and tear, and I had to throw the shoes away. I purchased another pair of the same shoes, and now they're developing the same hole after being used for a couple of years.
The rest of the shoes look fine. Is there a viable way to repair the soles so that the shoes can last another couple of years?
I used to have shoes resoled at a local cobbler. Cost a fraction of buying new shoes and made the old shoes feel brand new. But this site is called "i" fixit -- so here's a link from howstuffworks.c
Sounds like normal wear and tear, a simple solution would be to just replace the soles, as the rest of the shoe is fine.
As for repair- there are kits to repair soles, however usually they're meant for quick fixes and not to be lasting repair, some searches can show you a few:
however as stated before, these are usually just for quick crude fixes.
There is a product just for this purpose ! It was "Bison Marathon", it then became "Bison Liquid Sole", and I think its now called "Bison Liquid Rubber". (Don't they love confusing us ?)
It flexibly fills the hole, and extended the life of a pair of my particular favourite shoes for a couple of years. Make sure the worn part of your shoe sole is as clean as you can possibly make it before applying. If the hole is right through, duct tape the inside first. Their web address is www.bison.net
A similar product is "Shoe Goo"
Try Googling these names for hardware stores in your area.