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Never been asked yet, but yeah I could manage that repair (but that pair in the pic look a bit passed it) I'd bond & blake on some 3mm resin, then a your choice of soleing material can be bonded & outsoled (if required) to that, then topped out with a heel

 

 

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Looking at the condition of the uppers I think I personally would be hesitant to take the repair on.

By the time you have attatched all that fresh material the to bottom of those, it would take away so much of the original flexability I very much doubt the upper would have enough strength to last much more than a week or two before it split.. Then you have a customer returning who's just spent a considerable sum asking you what you will do about it.

 

My personal feeling is that it's a better policy to tell them honestly that shoe shoes are not unrepairable but perhaps the repair would be a little impractical given the overall condition of the shoe.

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Looking at the condition of the uppers I think I personally would be hesitant to take the repair on.

By the time you have attatched all that fresh material the to bottom of those, it would take away so much of the original flexability I very much doubt the upper would have enough strength to last much more than a week or two before it split.. Then you have a customer returning who's just spent a considerable sum asking you what you will do about it.

 

My personal feeling is that it's a better policy to tell them honestly that shoe shoes are not unrepairable but perhaps the repair would be a little impractical given the overall condition of the shoe.

 

I don't agree, that you should ever tell the customer that it is impractical to repair their shoes Andy.

As this could destroy their confidence in the shoe repair industry. (just my thoughts though)

As I believe, If the shoe was made in the first place, then it can be repaired.

Heres what I did with them anyway.. By the way Andy, it was good to meet you at the show. :wink:

 

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First I turned the shoe inside out.

 

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Then we scoured the stitches so we could remove the soles easily.

 

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Then we patched the bad areas.

 

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Then we scoured the moulded patern off the bottom of the unit.

 

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Then we fitted a 3mm micro unit & blake stitched it on. then replaced the original unit inside the shoe to fill the original cavity. finally replacing the boarding.

 

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The customer paid alot of money for the shoes, and claimed she had hardly worn them before the uppers were wearing on the ground. She wanted them for work as she is on her feet all day.

She was over the moon when she collected them.

I charged £19.99... A bit cheap, but it wasn't a long haul job. :D

 

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