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I've got a pair of good quality shoes which have synthetic soles. The uppers are still in remarkeable condition, but both soles have split across the instep. I was wondering how I can best repair these:

 

I already glued the crack with Araldite, but it didn't seem to adhere to the material and it just split again. I thought about taking them to a cobler and having them re-soled, but I think the undelying crack might be a weak point which would cause the new sole to split at the same place.

 

If there is a better glue I can try, I think I would like to try this next. Can anyone recommend what adhesive to use please?

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Hello. Welcome to the forum.

 

To be honest, I wouldn't waste your time trying to glue them yourself. I'd take them to a decent repairer who should be able to resole them for you and cure the problem.

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I'm not an expert. Thats why I posted my question in here. I would have assumed that if the shoes were re-soled, there would be a weak point in the new sole caused by the underlying crack. Is this not the case?

Only if a sole is stuck straight over the top of it.... But most good repairers will grind the damaged area away & repair with a full thickness of material that replicates the original.

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My thoughts are thus:

Looks like Thermoplastic material, this leads to 2 alternatives....... professional repair or DIY.

 

Prof repair, get a written guarantee that the soles will stay on until worn out or the repairer puts the problem right each time. My guess is that these sole units will split at other points where the new sole joins. (there are ways around this but cannot be explained in a simple reply to the post).

 

DIY the adhesive you require would cost in the region of a tenner and would require you to go back over old posts on how to use the stuff. Unless used correctly even this method will fail.

 

Long term prognasis is that whatever method is used there are risks of failure, better to get a guarantee and let someone else worry about it.

 

These views are just my own and should be another view from the ones you already have.

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these are not thermoplastic.

 

They should not me just soled either. they should have a complete unit put on them. post them to me & I'll sort them out. PM me for a price.

 

Lee

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My thoughts are thus:

Looks like Thermoplastic material, this leads to 2 alternatives....... professional repair or DIY.

 

Prof repair, get a written guarantee that the soles will stay on until worn out or the repairer puts the problem right each time. My guess is that these sole units will split at other points where the new sole joins. (there are ways around this but cannot be explained in a simple reply to the post).

 

DIY the adhesive you require would cost in the region of a tenner and would require you to go back over old posts on how to use the stuff. Unless used correctly even this method will fail.

 

Long term prognasis is that whatever method is used there are risks of failure, better to get a guarantee and let someone else worry about it.

 

These views are just my own and should be another view from the ones you already have.

 

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What a load of twoddle... We repair stuff like this on a daily basis it is 100% successful, in fact it's a pretty easy and basic repair.. not wanting to bore everyone with repeat comments, I agree with Lee totally.

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