Introduction

This tutorial shows the general steps to take for reattaching the sole of your shoe. Before you start this repair, purchase some shoe repair glue online or from your local shoe store. You should be able to find the other materials around your house.

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
  • 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

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Liberally 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
  • Liberally 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

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Clean up any excess glue that has oozed out of the split with a Clorox Wipe.
  • 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, though difficult, it can still be removed.

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Stuff a 2/3 full water bottle into the shoe. Stack heavy objects on top of the part of the shoe that is being reconnected.
  • Stuff a 2/3 full water bottle into the shoe.

  • 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.

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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.
  • 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.

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Conclusion

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

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