Introduction: ●FIX HOLES IN LEATHER BOOTS●

This is how I fixed my leather boots.

I hope they are going to last me for way longer now, because I really like them…

I'm wearing them from quite a while now and seam this method worked really well.

Step 1: WHAT YOU NEED

You need:

-waterproof leather glue, a good brand that dry flexible and clear,

-a scrap piece of nice leather of the same color (or not!) of your boots,

-sand paper.

-(a pair of holed boots).

Step 2: CLEAN THE BOOTS

Clean your boots really well around the broken part.

Allow to dry completely.

Step 3: ROUGH THE SURFACE

With the sand paper rough the surface of your boots around the holes, only and everywhere under where you are going to patch them, from one side to the other of your boot.

Step 4: CUT a STRIPE OF LEATHER

Place the leather on top of your boots and cut a stripe that cover the holes, going from one side of the other of your boots.

Step 5: PUT THE GLUE

Put the glue allover the behind of the leather stripe you cut.

Spread it really well and deep everywhere, especially on the edges.

Step 6: PLACE THE STRIP

Place the strip and clean off the left over glue.

Press hard on the strip everywhere, placing one hand inside of the boot. I did this operation for few minutes on each boot, to make sure the leather strip was stick really well on the boot.

Step 7: DONE!

Done, let them dry over a night or until your leather glue need.

The stripe is noticeable, but I don't think it look so bad!

Now you can polish them and make them look nice whit a bees wax lotion: https://www.instructables.com/id/BEES-WAX-LOTION-for-hands-boots-and-wood/

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dgrant1 made it! (author)2016-03-15

my fave boots that have survied 8 years of club pubs and the odd festival (and have gone through a fair number of heels and tread) finally wore some holes in the leather. I overlaid the midsection and the tongue with some vintage leather from an old jacket that does not fit me. sole life in the old stompers yet

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PsychoticHatter made it! (author)2014-06-05

Something else you could use instead of the leather glue is Neoprene liquid seal cement. That's what we use at the leather/shoe repair shop I work at.

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marcellahella made it! (author)marcellahella2014-06-05

Thanks for writing it, good tip!

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PsychoticHatter made it! (author)PsychoticHatter2014-06-06

I have another tip if you skive the long edges so that they thin downward at an angle it will help blend the two pieces, that way it's less noticeable.

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marcellahella made it! (author)marcellahella2014-06-06

That is also a really good idea, Thanks!

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Eldalote made it! (author)2014-05-31

Thanks for sharing! But do you have any idea, how to repair red steels? :D I don't want to paint them because I'm scared it would be worse

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marcellahella made it! (author)marcellahella2014-06-02

Maybe using red leather...

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Eldalote made it! (author)Eldalote2014-06-03

Well yeah... but I'm afraid it would look weird, because they have stired black paint over it. And it would be also hard to find the same color. I'll try to figure out what to do with them :)

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PsychoticHatter made it! (author)PsychoticHatter2014-06-06

If the paint wasn't intentional you could always try a leather dye to match the two colors.

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ilsejohanna made it! (author)2014-06-01

Great Job!

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marcellahella made it! (author)marcellahella2014-06-02

Thanks!

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craftclarity made it! (author)2014-05-29

Gonna have to do this for my old motorcycle leathers.....thanks for this

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marcellahella made it! (author)marcellahella2014-05-29

You are welcome!

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shazni made it! (author)2014-05-14

Ah...is this the start?? I'm expecting more from you ;-) very nice idea

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snoopindaweb made it! (author)snoopindaweb2014-05-18

Ditto. : - }

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marcellahella made it! (author)marcellahella2014-05-14

Thanks!

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snoopindaweb made it! (author)2014-05-18

I've got boots with the left side of the left toe worn to the steel toe from rubbing on the "Dog Leg" while driving truck, while the right side is fine as it was holding the pedal to the floor of a 318 Detroit Diesel 2 axle Semi. Since I'm retired I like them that way, but I can think of many ways to use Your advice. Thanks again. : - }

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Tarun Upadhyaya made it! (author)2014-05-16

I wish I had known this technique during my school days :), Thank you so much for sharing.

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rimar2000 made it! (author)2014-05-15

Very good work, congrtulations.

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marcellahella made it! (author)marcellahella2014-05-15

Thanks!

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Danger is my middle name made it! (author)2014-05-14

Nice job! A good pair of leather boots can last forever if you take care of them properly :) How is the glue holding up?

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marcellahella made it! (author)marcellahella2014-05-14

Thanks! It is till now, but I'm wearing them just from few days, I going to write back how is working in few weeks.

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