Leaky Boot Repair

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We've had some rainy weather in Whitehorse lately and the other day I found myself at our local makerspace, YuKonstruct, with wet socks thanks to leaky boot.

I hung up my socks to dry and set about fixing my boots with what we had on hand.

Step 1: Clean the Boots

Wipe off any dirt and mud with a damp rag or paper towel.

Step 2: Glue

One boot was starting to come apart at the sole, so I glued it back together.

While the glue was drying I held it together with a clamp.

Step 3: Silicone Seams

The water seemed to be getting in at the seams, where the pleather joined the sole.

I used clear silicone to fill the gap and smoothed it out with a tool I made from a tongue depressor.

Step 4: Puddle Proof!

No more wet feet!

I'm not sure how long this repair will last, but for the moment, it is keeping my toes nice and dry.



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