How to fix shoe sole

After a while, our shoe soles may wear out. So, it is necessary to equip yourself with knowledge on how to fix worn shoe soles.

There are many types of shoes such as flat shoes, doll shoes, sports shoes, lazy shoes and high heels. Their soles can be worn after a period of use. The most common cause is that the soles of the shoes rub against the road surface or the floor day by day. It is also possible that the quality of the soles is not guaranteed, and the user does have a good walking habit. Failure to lift your feet high enough when walking can cause your shoe soles to wear out quickly.

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Negative effects of worn-out shoe soles

When you are walking or running, the main bearing point of the foot is on the toes, so for most shoes, especially sports shoes, the tips are gradually worn. If you wear such shoes, your speed and flexibility will be reduced, which can cause injury to your body. In addition, if you wear the shoes that have worn-out soles on rainy days, it is very easy for you to slip. Moreover, when you are wearing the worn-out shoes, the muscles on your both legs bear unequal weight, and then, the legs may become deformed.

How to fix worn-out shoe soles

To fix your worn-out shoe soles, you can do the following.

Wash your shoes thoroughly and let them dry completely. Use a glue gun to apply the glue onto the shoe soles and wait for the glue to dry. However, this method does not last long because when the soles will still peel off after you use the shoes for a period of time. In addition, to limit the slippery condition of wearing soles, you could take a piece of sandpaper to rub repeatedly on the sole of the shoe. Do not scrub the entire surface of the sole, but only a certain part to increase the grip of the shoe.

For high heels, to fix worn-out soles you should do the following.

Before using high heels, you should equip your soles with a lining. This lining not only prevents abrasion, it also helps you spread the little heels of the high heels, so you no longer have to worry about cracks in the road or when having to go through muddy puddles. Of course, this lining has its shelf life, but the frequency of changing the lining depends on how often you use your high heels. If you use them often, it’s best to change the lining every season.

Besides, you should have 2-3 pairs of shoes to use alternately to avoid reducing the life of the shoes. You should also clean your shoes regularly to better shoe.

How to fix shoe soles that have sloughed off after rain

Maybe someday we have bad luck: the rain comes when we are walking outside and then our favorite shoes will come out of the soles. Throwing the shoes away is a waste of money; instead, we can fix and recover the shoes. We can do one of the following ways.

1. Use super glue

A man repairing the soles of his sneakers with super glue

Just use a bottle of super glue and a little sand and you can recover your shoes. Put a small amount of sand in the gap. Then, spray the glue evenly and wait for 5 minutes. This is a very quick and effective way.

2. Sew the shoe soles

As mentioned above, if you use glue, the shoe soles can still peel off one day after a period of use. Not using glue, you can use a needle and thread to sew your shoes.

3. Make your own super glue at home

You can make your own glue by mixing dishwashing liquid, laundry detergent, toothpaste and baking soda. So, that’s the glue making part. Very simple, right? And now, let’s start putting that home-made glue on your shoes.


  • Glue you just made
  • An old toothbrush
  • Sandpaper
  • Old newspaper
  • Shoelace

How to do:

Step 1: Wash your shoes, then dry them completely.

Step 2: Use sandpaper to rub the shoe soles, so that the dirt and old glue fall off. Then, use an old toothbrush to scrub the soles clean, leaving no old glue or dirt.

Step 3: Stuff the old newspaper into the shoes so that it will be easy to apply the glue.

Step 4: Apply enough glue, evenly on both sides of the exposed part and wait for 3-4 minutes. You can use sharp objects to get glue and apply glue more easily like scissors and chopsticks. If you have a glue gun, then that’s perfect.

Step 5: Use the shoelaces to tie around the gap to fix the shoes. This is done, but you have to wait for 4-5 hours before removing the shoelaces and reusing the shoes.

Now, your shoes are back in the game! They will continue going with you on future trips.

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  1. Levi Armstrong