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How do you fix the sole of a shoe?

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So to cut a long story short, I left home in the morning and at some point early in the day the front end of the sole of my shoe tore off and the back part under the heel remained attached. If I would try to walk, the sole would bend under my foot and I would end up tearing it off the shoe even more. All that was there was masking tape so I taped up the sole back onto the shoe as best I could and limped around the rest of the day so the tape wouldn't tear. Does anybody know how to fix a shoe with the front end of its sole detached? 

 

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Take shoe to local shoe repair shop..... Those are still a thing right?

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Shoe Goo, not joking. Same adhesive a repair shop will use.

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I've heard about the shoe goo, maybe I'll pick some up at the store and give that a try. Thanks

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Have you tried duck tape, I'm told you can fix anything with duck tape. 

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Have you tried duck tape, I'm told you can fix anything with duck tape. 

 

Sole fall off your shoe? Use duct tape. 

 

Bumper fall off your car? Use duct tape.

 

Wing fall off your plane? Use duct tape.

 

Arm fall off your shoulder? Use duct tape.

 

Head fall off your body? Use a casket.

 

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Have you tried duck tape, I'm told you can fix anything with duck tape. 

 

Duck tape is noisy as heck, even without an echo. You'll have better luck with DUCT tape, aka 200 mph tape.

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I've used superglue before on the soles of some old sneakers and it held'em together for a long while.  

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Shoe Goo, not joking. Same adhesive a repair shop will use.

 

this, can confirm.

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Shoe goo. 

 

If you have access to a plug/patch tire repair kit the long plug strings can be laid between the sole of the shoe and the backing.  Sticky nature and the pressure of walking on it should hold it together for a bit and the long strings and maleable nature will allow you to custom fit the adhesive to where you need it.

 

Last resort, Shoe nail or a nail with a very broad head.  This one is tricky depending on shoe.  I wear motorcycle boots or work boots with a steel shank in the sole so don't have to worry about it much.  On a sneaker which has a compression sole or soft rubber sole a nail is not something you're going to want to use unless it's in a position so that you can put the nail to use but point the tip outwards towards the exterior on an angle away from your foot.  Basically you don't want the sharp point of the nail in any position where stepping can force it deeper into the sole and, ultimately, into you and your foot. 

 

I've had to use two of the three methods in varying circumstances.  Nail was a last resort.  Tire repair method was the easiest, and the shoe goo is now with me in my Motorcycle travel bags, haven't had to use it yet. 

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