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  1. How to Reconnect the Sole of a Shoe, How to Reconnect the Sole of a Shoe: step 1, image 1 of 3 How to Reconnect the Sole of a Shoe, How to Reconnect the Sole of a Shoe: step 1, image 2 of 3 How to Reconnect the Sole of a Shoe, How to Reconnect the Sole of a Shoe: step 1, image 3 of 3
    • Lay several sheets of paper towels down in order to protect the surface you are working on.

    • Take a Clorox Wipe and thoroughly clean the area where the separation has occurred.

    • Make sure the shoe is completely dry before moving to the next step

  2. How to Reconnect the Sole of a Shoe: step 2, image 1 of 3 How to Reconnect the Sole of a Shoe: step 2, image 2 of 3 How to Reconnect the Sole of a Shoe: step 2, image 3 of 3
    • Generously apply glue to both surfaces of the separated shoe.

    • Wait for about 2 minutes to allow the glue to set before reconnecting the sole.

    • Make sure that glue is applied to every surface that is being reconnected

    • When the glue application is done, press and hold the sole and the separated surface together in order for the glue to dry.

  3. How to Reconnect the Sole of a Shoe: step 3, image 1 of 1
    • Clean up any excess glue that has oozed out of the split with a Clorox Wipe.

    • Removing glue is much easier when it is still wet. If some glue oozes out during the drying process, it can still be removed yet it will be more difficult.

  4. How to Reconnect the Sole of a Shoe: step 4, image 1 of 2 How to Reconnect the Sole of a Shoe: step 4, image 2 of 2
    • Stuff an object, such as a 1/2 filled water bottle or newspaper, into the shoe to keep its form.

    • Stack heavy objects on top of the part of the shoe that is being reconnected.

    • The sole of the shoe may shift when stacking the weight. Make sure the sole is inline with the shoe.

    • Due to the shoe's curvature, I had to place an object under the heal of the shoe to get the desired contact.

  5. How to Reconnect the Sole of a Shoe: step 5, image 1 of 2 How to Reconnect the Sole of a Shoe: step 5, image 2 of 2
    • Remove any excess glue with a Wet rag or moist towelette.

    • In order to remove the dried glue, you may need to apply a lot of pressure and scrub rigorously.

    • The shoe is now fixed and ready to use.

Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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What glue do you use

lizasutton1997 - Reply

Inexpensive glue called “Shoe goo”.

J. J -

What would you do if you don't have any type of glue?

Your Mum - Reply

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