Re: Reattaching rubber soles to hiking boots
I'd go with a pro as well. The problem is finding a cobbler who knows what he is doing. I had a delam issue with my "new to me" pair of Asolo Yukons. I took them to a cobbler I'd had decent luck with before. He repaired them, and then the same thing happened a week later. I tried the other cobbler in town, who immediately said "oh, this is the harder italian vibram, you've gotta use a different glue than you use on american vibram". He used the diff glue, and then sewed on the sole for me as well. No issues since then. Guess who always gets my business now?
I did repair a pair of vasque norwegian welt boots that delaminated on me my first fire season. I didn't have money for whites to start, so I wore what I had. We were on the road and I was out of commission without boots. I repaired them with shoe goo and short drywall screws. The sole was still firmly attached when I retired them in favor of whites 3 weeks later.
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