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Epoxy or new boots? #4507951
09/05/17 10:08 AM
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shurguywutt Offline OP
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I have an old pair of 6" Timberlands that I retired after 3 years of work and then I adopted them to use for yardwork. They lasted another 2-3 years and the sole finally gave up the ghost. Looking for a comfortable lightweight 6" boot for yardwork.

However, I kinda would hate to take brand new boots and throw them out into dirty yardwork with dirt, grass, and weedeater debris spraying all over them so the other option would be to epoxy my old boots and maybe get a couple more years out of them.

Any recommendations on epoxy or boots?

Oh, and the boots were about $100 brand new.


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Re: Epoxy or new boots? [Re: shurguywutt] #4507952
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Goop seems to work well.

Re: Epoxy or new boots? [Re: shurguywutt] #4507953
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You need to repair the soles ?

You might take them to a boot shop & ask about replacing the soles ?

To DIY the repair , look for Shoe Goo .

https://search.yahoo.com/search?ei=utf-8&fr=tightropetb&p=shoe+goo&type=54431_021017

Or E-6000 .

Best wishes , :-)


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Re: Epoxy or new boots? [Re: shurguywutt] #4507973
09/05/17 10:41 AM
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your repair is only as good as the prep work:
-clean with alcohol
-rough a bit with sandpaper
-clean again, use some compressed air to blow all the dust/bits
-put the goo/flexible glue (epoxy dries too hard/not flexible)
-set it in place and put something heavy on top for 24 hours. make sure nothing shifts!


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Re: Epoxy or new boots? [Re: shurguywutt] #4507993
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I used to think like that then I found myself with all these used boots. I figure they are work boots. Iam not wearing them out or on a date so now when they are shot, I pitch them and press the new boots into service and enjoy them that's what they were bought and made for.
Just a little of the old mindset left over before we realize we are in a disposable lifestyle now and we have to get rid or stuff to keep the world moving. Too many people to make things last I suppose.



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Re: Epoxy or new boots? [Re: shurguywutt] #4508005
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Nothing works better than black windshield urethane adhesive.


"The evidence demands a verdict".
(Re:VOA)"it's nearly impossible to actually know the particular additives that are in there at what concentrations."
Re: Epoxy or new boots? [Re: Panzerman] #4508006
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Originally Posted By: Panzerman
I pitch them and press the new boots into service and enjoy them that's what they were bought and made for.
Just a little of the old mindset left over before we realize we are in a disposable lifestyle now and we have to get rid or stuff to keep the world moving. Too many people to make things last I suppose.


Thank you for making our landfills larger.


"The evidence demands a verdict".
(Re:VOA)"it's nearly impossible to actually know the particular additives that are in there at what concentrations."
Re: Epoxy or new boots? [Re: Linctex] #4508045
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Sometimes these shoe companies have a repair devision. Access to those moulded soles is a big help.

Re: Epoxy or new boots? [Re: shurguywutt] #4508130
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I found a local repair shop that only charges $60 for a new set of Vibram soles. My money stays within a mile of my house, my $250 Red Wings are back in service after a decade and the cobbler's craftsmanship is far above what I've been able to accomplish at home with Goop or Shoe Goo.

Have a looksee on Yelp or whatever other business finder you like. You may be pleasantly surprised.


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Re: Epoxy or new boots? [Re: shurguywutt] #4508169
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Shoe goop works well or take them into a shoe maker, usually they can patch them back together or worst case put a new sole on them.

If they were a $25 pair I'd say pitch them, but it's a quality pair and it'd probably cost $30 to fix them, rather spend $30 than $100.


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Re: Epoxy or new boots? [Re: shurguywutt] #4508181
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What do your current work boots look like, time for new work boots and press the current ones into yard service?


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Re: Epoxy or new boots? [Re: Linctex] #4508418
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Originally Posted By: Linctex
Nothing works better than black windshield urethane adhesive.


Interesting.... Ill have to try that!

I had heard barge cement...

Re: Epoxy or new boots? [Re: shurguywutt] #4508526
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I've repaired several shoe soles with Shoe Goo. Works good for fixing all kinds of things around the house also.


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Re: Epoxy or new boots? [Re: Linctex] #4508654
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Originally Posted By: Linctex
Originally Posted By: Panzerman
I pitch them and press the new boots into service and enjoy them that's what they were bought and made for.
Just a little of the old mindset left over before we realize we are in a disposable lifestyle now and we have to get rid or stuff to keep the world moving. Too many people to make things last I suppose.


Thank you for making our landfills larger.


Not putting anything back in the mother Earth that didn't come from the Mother Earth.
Got keep people working, making stuff to use up.



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Re: Epoxy or new boots? [Re: DuckRyder] #4509228
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Originally Posted By: DuckRyder
What do your current work boots look like, time for new work boots and press the current ones into yard service?


For heavier work I have had some rw 2401s for a few years... Still love them and they are still nice for work. Too nice to retire to the yard yet but I know they are certainly tough enough for the job (these are cemented soles unfortunately cannot be replaced). For light work I have a pair of Iron Rangers.

I wouldnt bring my old busted timberlands to the shop and spend $60 to repair them with new soles, they are just not worth it for $100 brand new. I think I might try the goo because I'm cheap and like reusing stuff.


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