Winter is coming so I thought I would share with you repairs I have made on two pairs of boots in the last few days.
In the past I have never known a good way to fix a broke off cleat or eyelet. Sometimes a cleat will break off again. I would repair a boot this way again, it is solid!
In the picture just below, you see that eyelet but also where the seam in the lower right hand corner of the picture was tearing apart I used a product called Barge Cement to seal it! I have had good luck with barge cement before. I put it on just after I polished these so the barge cement might not hold as well, but I believe I would use it again.
It makes these boots a lot warmer for winter. And they are not that much heavier than they were before. I would do this again with other shoes that had clothe tongues and not leather.
Stay warm :)
Copyright 2013 Thomas Paul Murphy
Originally published on 11 08 2013 at: www.themilwaukeeandwisconsinnews.blogspot.com