Sunday, September 25, 2016

How to Repair FILA® Beyond Orange/Gray Men's Running Shoes

The tools are spring clamp, scissors and razor knife
Fig.1 The tools
By Gary Boutin

Tools and Supplies:
Adhesive spray (Loctite® spray adhesive)
Fabric (fuzzy)
Razor knife 
Spring clamp

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.
The repair is on Fila Beyond Men's running shoes
Fig.2 Orange running shoes
Step 2: Fig.3 shows the inside of the running shoe.
This shows the running inside collar is damaged
Fig.3 Hole in shoe heel
Step 3: Fig.4 shows the plastic heel plate that was cutting my foot. This plastic heel plate holds the back of the running shoe up. For this repair the heel plate needs to be removed or cut down so it does not extend outwards. 
This is the plastic heel plate damaging my feet
Fig.4 Plastic heel plate
Step 4: Fig.5 shows the first cut is in the middle of the upper collar lining of the shoe. Cut the center foam until you see the plastic heel plate. On this shoe the heal plate was white in color. 
Cut down the middle of the heel collar
Fig.5 Shoe foam
Step 5: Now remove the black nylon inserts from damaged shoe.  
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.
Cut just above the sole stiches
Fig.6 Back top view
This view shows to cut from the bottom arrow to the top arrow
Fig.7 Side top view
Step 8: Fig.8 shows that on the right shoe only and two little piece of heel plastic was cut off. Fig.9 shows that the left shoe the heel collar plate was completely removed.
These two small plastic heel colar plate was cut out
Fig.8 Heel plastic
On top of the fabric is the white plastic heel plate
Fig.9 Complete heel plate
Step 9: Fig.10 shows that the shoe lining and foam was cut to get to the plastic heel plate.
Step 10: Fig.11 shows that scissors were used to cut this soft fabric.

Step 11: Fig.12 shows the Loctite spray adhesive. Fig.13 shows the adhesive is sprayed on the back of the soft fabric.
Step 12: Fig.14 shows the white fabric was place with the fuzzy forward and the back against the inside of the shoe. Fig.15 shows the spring clamp braced on the top edge of the shoe edge. This clamp was placed all over the fabric edges.
Fig.14 White fabric
Fig.15 Spring clamp
Step 13: Fig.16 shows that the repaired area has dried the black shoe insert needs to be placed back into the shoe prior to wearing it.
Fig.16 Inserts
Step 14: Fig.17 shows the white fabric is now dried in the shoe and is part of the shoe. Fig.18 shows a side view of the shoe.
Fig.17 Ready to wear
Fig.18 Side view
Step 15: Fig.19 shows the shoes are wearable.
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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