Another helpful tip from our pals over at eHow:
It is a terrible feeling when you realize your favorite shoes have worn
out soles. However, you don’t need to throw the shoes out or pay to
have them resoled; you can resole them yourself with a few quick tips.
Things You’ll Need:
- Dishwashing soap
- Utility knife
- Self-sticking soles or soles with shoe-repair contact cement
- New heel
- Shoe-repair contact cement
- Panel nails
To Resole the Shoes
Clean the soles of the shoes to remove all dirt and grease. Dishwashing soap mixed with water will probably be the best cleaner.
Cut off the old soles with a utility knife.
Scuff the area where you cut off the soles with a file so the new sole adheres.
Stick either self-sticking soles onto the shoe or apply a shoe-repair contact cement and glue the new sole onto the shoe.
Walk around in the shoes to help the soles adhere.
Trim any extra bits of the new sole with a utility knife. If needed, use your file to smooth gently any rough edges.
To Resole the Heels
Pull off the old heels with a screwdriver. Remove any nails, if needed, using pliers.
Use shoe-repair contact cement on the new heel to make it stick.
Apply 3 to 5 panel nails with a hammer to make sure the heel stays in
place. Space the nails about 3/8 of an inch away from the edge of the
Smooth any rough edges with your file.
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