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Introduction

When the sole detaches from a shoe, it drastically shortens the lifespan and renders the pair of shoes immediately unwearable. Securely re-attaching the soles will help you get the full value out of a pair of shoes.

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  1. Pull the separated sole away from the bottom of the shoe. Clean the bottom surface of the shoe with a cleaning wipe. Clean the bottom surface of the shoe with a cleaning wipe.
    • Pull the separated sole away from the bottom of the shoe.

    • Clean the bottom surface of the shoe with a cleaning wipe.

  2. Clean the top of the sole. The shoe needs to be clean of all dirt and completely dry before continuing to the next step.
    • Clean the top of the sole.

    • The shoe needs to be clean of all dirt and completely dry before continuing to the next step.

  3. Apply a thin bead of glue along the top edge of the sole and across the interior surface of the sole. Immediately continue to the next step after applying glue. Immediately continue to the next step after applying glue.
    • Apply a thin bead of glue along the top edge of the sole and across the interior surface of the sole.

    • Immediately continue to the next step after applying glue.

  4. Push the sole back to its original position on the bottom of the shoe.
    • Push the sole back to its original position on the bottom of the shoe.

    • Hold the shoe and sole together for 30 seconds.

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Spencer Miskoviak

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Thank you! I have a pair of shoes of a brand i have never seen, Just love the uniqueness of them and want to make them wearable.

Francisco M. Yruegas III - Reply

I have not yet attempted to repair the sole separation on the completely separated soles of the lady's boots I was hoping to. I was looking for guidance here. Yet even the instructions on the glue package tell me it needs 8-12 hours of pressured curing to correctly complete this repair. So if you meant to leave the last step of this tutorial to be “Hold the shoe and sole together for 30 seconds" which is the last step available gor viewing, then at least explain the contradiction.

Stephen Carman - Reply

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