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Old 04-21-10, 05:34 PM
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Shoe Repair

Search function turned up nothing. Any help out there on what to do about a worn heal on a pair of cycling shoes? The shoe repair shop said that they won't do it because the heal won't stick. Any ideas? The heal is not worn down to the sole but almost there.
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yeah, time to get new shoes, they dont last forever and are not designed to be resoled like leather dress shoes
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Originally Posted by sooprvylyn View Post
yeah, time to get new shoes, they dont last forever and are not designed to be resoled like leather dress shoes
You may be suprised but that wasn't very helpful.
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Old 04-21-10, 07:22 PM
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Unless your shoe has replaceable heel pads like Sidi and a few other brands, I'd say it's time for new shoes.
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Shoe Goo -- available at Wal-Mart -- shape it & build up a new heel. Rubbery, but I've seen it work.

I've never worn out a shoe at the heel, so I've never had to do the repair myself.
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Shoe Goo -- available at Wal-Mart -- shape it & build up a new heel. Rubbery, but I've seen it work.
Or you can try a hot glue gun. The glue will dry firmer than shoe goo & I think will be more durable for this purpose. As you put it on, you can use the nozzle of the glue gun to smooth it out & shape it. If you need a lot, put it on in layers, allowing each to cool before putting a new layer on.
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Thanks, I'll try the shoe goo and if that doesn't work the hot glue. I'm not sure why the cobbler won't do it - I have a pair of Time shoes that the same guy repaired some years ago.

The shoe is in good shape with no tears or rips so I'd like to save it. They'd be a spare pair as I have 2 others that I mainly use.
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