|Fig.1 The tools|
Tools and Supplies:
Adhesive spray (Loctite® spray adhesive)
This blog is another post on repairing shoes. This post will address how the shoe was repair and whether it was worth the time. In a hurry to slide on the orange running shoes, the back plastic heal plate bent and creased over thus making uncomfortable to wear.
This post shows the fifteen steps on repairing these FILA® Beyond Men's running shoes.
Step 1: Fig.1 shows the tools needed to repair these shoes. Fig.2 shows the orange shoes that need repair.
|Fig.2 Orange running shoes|
|Fig.3 Hole in shoe heel|
|Fig.4 Plastic heel plate|
|Fig.5 Shoe foam|
Step 6: The laces must be removed from the eyelets of the running shoe. The tongue must be pulled back all the way to the toe box if possible. The tongue needs to be pulled back to get the razor knife in the repair area. Click here to see the parts of the running shoe.
Step 7: Fig.6 shows that the side of the shoe must be 1/8 inch (3.175000 millimeters) cut above the middle stitching (middle arrow). Cut the bottom using a sharp razor knife from the middle arrow to the last arrow which will be the middle of the foam collar. Fig.7 shows another view of the cut needed above the shoe stitches.
|Fig.6 Back top view|
|Fig.7 Side top view|
|Fig.8 Heel plastic|
|Fig.9 Complete heel plate|
Step 11: Fig.12 shows the Loctite spray adhesive. Fig.13 shows the adhesive is sprayed on the back of the soft fabric.
|Fig.14 White fabric|
|Fig.15 Spring clamp|
|Fig.17 Ready to wear|
|Fig.18 Side view|
|Fig.19 This was|
a 30-day repair
This job was not worth doing again if the shoes were in the same conditions. Checking the shoes there were cracks in the soles of the shoes. If this happens to your shoes, and depending on your finances, it might be better to just purchase new shoes. This patch lasted for 30-days then it fell off and the shoes were no longer comfortable.
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