Step 2: The Toe Hole
For this area of the fix I used to pouches of black Sugru to liberally cover the hole and surrounding area. Later on I added even a little more reinforcement to the toe-hole area. You can use soapy water to smooth out the Sugru. I could have also color matched it better the brown but I didn't really want to. I wanted it to look like I fixed, hacked and sooped up these shoes myself.