Introduction: Quick Fix for Slippery Shoes

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If you don't even know what a cobbler is, this is THE instructable for you! Whether worn out, or horribly constructed, many soles of shoes die out, leaving them (and you!) susceptible to slippage.

In this instructable, I'll show you how to quickly remedy this precarious situation if/ until you can get to a cobbler (shoe fixer guy)

Step 1: Identifying the Right Shoes

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For this method to work, you want to examine the soles of your shoes to make sure they're no holes. It won't really work otherwise.

These are a pair of my favorite European loafers that never had much of a sole to begin with. Overtime, the heels especially began to wear away to near nothingness.

Step 2: Hot Glueing

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Using a hot glue gun, begin to glue even spaced dots or even lines along the sole and heel. Depending on how hot it is where you are, you'll want to wait until the glue is almost completely dry, but not tacky, to put on the shoes. This will help press the glue down and level it.

Step 3: Hop & Skip Away!

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You can now frolic about without worrying about slippage! Remember this is only a temporary solution until you either get the shoes resoled or repurposed!

Comments

Magzzee (author)2016-02-18

Great idea and just what I need, thanks so much!

samuelflagg (author)2015-05-19

those are nice looking shoes. What brand are they?

ToolboxGuy (author)2014-11-18

Make your own treads, write your name and leave your mark as you walk!

tominjose (author)2014-07-30

cool!,how long it will last?

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