Rebuilding Heels

Use Freesole®  to rebuild worn heels. Sand worn area then buff with a rag soaked in rubbing alcohol. Make plastic tape “dam” as shown. Set sole level and apply Freesole. Cures in 12-24 hours.


Rebonding Soles

Use Freesole® to permanently re-bond a peeling boot sole. First remove loose dirt and debris, and then clean the area with rubbing alcohol and a stiff brush. Apply Freesole to the sole evenly. Use a filled water bottle, C-clamp or tape to hold sole and upper tightly together overnight.



 Re-bonding Rands

Use Freesole® to permanently re-bond a peeling boot rand. First remove dirt, then clean the bonding area with Cotol-240™ (best) or rubbing alcohol and a stiff brush. Apply Freesole in the gap. Tape or clamp firmly in place and dry overnight. When taping, insert a pen to apply pressure directly on the rand. Ensure glue does not bond to pen!


Repairing Torn Panels

Repair torn leather and fabric panels with Freesole®. Carefully apply Freesole to both sides of torn area with brush. Press to close, and hold in place with clear packing tape overnight.


Tip - Relieve pressure and give your boots a custom fit with these lacing tricks:

Use “Skip Lacing” to take pressure off sensitive areas. Or use the “Double Wrap” to have different levels of tightness on upper and lower sections of the boot (lower image).


Tip - Keep your boot soles away from the campfire. Sitting at the campfire with your feet towards the fire may make you comfortably warm, but your boot soles could be close to melting. This can easily cause failure of the sole’s glue bond. If your boot soles are peeling, use Freesole® Urethane Adhesive for a permanent fix.

Originally Published: Mar 17, 2014

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