Repairing worn Soles

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  1. B A Y

    B A Y Rookie

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    Good Day Chaps

    I just wanted to find out if and what a few of you use to repair your tennis shoe soles to prolong their usage. I own a few pairs of Vapor 5's and 6's where the uppers are in pretty good nick but the toe area is wearing thin. In South Africa we used to have this stuff called Liquisole which was incredible and would take and age to wear off but you just don't get it anymore. I have been using Shoe Goo for a while but it basically only lasts one session.

    Are there any other suggestions?

    Thanks for any feedback.

    Cheers
     
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  2. jayserinos99

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    I had this same problem for my dad's shoes and so instead of Shoe Goo, I used FreeSole but I haven't heard anything from my dad if it really helps repair the soles. I bought it because of the favorable reviews from these boards; the one kit I hoped I could still find was the Eternal Toe repair kit but the company that made it stopped a while back.
     
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  3. kcmiser

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    I've started taking my older trashed shoes, cutting off the soles and all the foam glued to the rubber (what a pain! I use a razor blade to get most of it, then a rotary sanding device attached to a drill to get the rest off). I then cut small patch pieces and superglue them to the toe area of my current shoes. It's worked great. I also find that the Shoe Goo itself isn't durable, but can help the patches hold together better. They don't wear thin so much as little chunks break away, and the Shoe Goo all around the patch helps keep them together.
     
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  4. flashfire276

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    I personally used Shoe Goo, and it was a rather weak solution compared to what you can get out there.

    I've had some good results with just liquid silicone. Just spread it on the soles (a REALLY big pain to do though).
     
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