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Punkinhead

what kind of glue for boot sole?

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The sole of my Alpinestars came off and I was wondering if anyone has had a similar thing happen. If so, what kind of glue did you use to put it back on? Contact cement?

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Gorilla Glue. You can pick it up at your local Advance Auto Parts!

That stuff is the best :ride:

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Im putting new soles on my Tech-8's tonight with gorilla glue, Ill let you know how it goes.

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Go find a shoe repair shop. My local one was great.

Fixed boots , chest protectors, etc.

Too bad he moved.

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SHOE GOO is the best for any part of the boot that flexes. Gorilla Glue is PVC it gets hard and will either make your sole no longer flex or crack off.

If it's a part that does not flex, Gorilla will work fine.

You can get Shoe Goo at most sporting goods stores. :ride:

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There's a reason manufacturers stitch around the sole of boots. Take them to a cobbler and have them restitched. While you're there ask him why they don't just glue soles back on boots.

Dave

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SHOE GOO!

Bought at wal-mart in small tubes and CVS in large tubes... located in the shoe section next to the shoe paints and polishes.

Also works great to coat the bottom of the boots with, where the pegs contact them. It is strong enough to keep the pegs from eating through the bottom.

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I tried the gorilla glue tonight, and it worked pretty well. I used to much and it foamed out of the sides, but was easy to cut off. I have not tested the boots yet, but I expect them to work just fine (although my plan is to just have them last until I can afford a new set of tech-8's)

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Well, I contacted Alpinestars and they said to send the boots in and they'll take care of it. Now that's customer service. I've got two pairs of Alpinestars in the family and I see more in the future. They fit people like me and my son with weird (or should I say different) feet and the company stands behind their products. I have not run across this lately so this is definitely refreshing to see.

By the way, Alpinestars uses some kind of urethane glue with a primer. Not sure where to get the stuff, but it doesn't sound like your normal hardware store type of glue.

Thanks for all the suggestions. I'll keep them in mind in the future.

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Well, I contacted Alpinestars and they said to send the boots in and they'll take care of it. Now that's customer service. I've got two pairs of Alpinestars in the family and I see more in the future. They fit people like me and my son with weird (or should I say different) feet and the company stands behind their products. I have not run across this lately so this is definitely refreshing to see.

By the way, Alpinestars uses some kind of urethane glue with a primer. Not sure where to get the stuff, but it doesn't sound like your normal hardware store type of glue.

Thanks for all the suggestions. I'll keep them in mind in the future.

Your lucky, I couldnt get those sorry asses to do anything thing for me and my soles ate completely through on one ride. You could tell they had only been ridden one time in, they were mint and I had stock pegs. Now I got f3 pegs and sg10's that dont show a bit of wear at all, and they have been ridden in... believe me!

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The peg of my bike ripped the center of my sole out on a pair of hiking boots. I used Shoe Goo and sprinkled cat litter (clay based) on the top layer to add traction and make it a little tougher. I layed it on thick and spread it out so it's waterproof once again.

Shoe Goo's the schnizzle!

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