How to swap boot soles??

Discussion in 'Replica Costumes' started by GBrittelleJr, Apr 27, 2012.

  1. GBrittelleJr

    GBrittelleJr Well-Known Member

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    Hello all, does anyone know how to (without the aid of a cobbler) swap a boot sole? These are what I have, the vinyl Batman Gotham 100's
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    And I want to put those soles on these boots
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    I'm thinking I cut the sole off the pirate boots so it's basically a boot cover, then cut the Gothams into basically a slip on with a 2 inch ring of material around the sole, then glue the two together? To anyone with experience in such things, does that sound right? I would like to know exactly what I'm doing before I ruin two pairs of otherwise perfectly good boots. Thanks!

    Greg
     
  2. ONEYE

    ONEYE Sr Member

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    Go to a cobbler before you ruin two pairs of otherwise perfectly good boots. :)
     
  3. Eveningarwen

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    I'm no expert but I was curious as to why you didn't want to take them to a shoe repair store? I've had soles swapped or replaced on shoes before and it's usually not to expensive. Somewhere ranging from $20-$40 depending on how much you're getting done. I just feel I'd rather spend the extra cash to have someone pro do it then ruin two pairs of shoes. I've seen plenty of people who fiddle with their shoes only to have the shoe just fall apart.

    Other then that though I believe that most shoes have something underneath the sole. If it's a fairly well made shoe you should be able to pry the sole off and still have a bottom left to your boot and then just glue the other sole on.

    But by the time you spend money on the tools and materials you need to resole your shoe you're getting close to what it would cost to have a cobbler do it.

    But I'm sure there are people here who make their own shoes who could lead you more in the correct direction with tips and stuff.
     
  4. GBrittelleJr

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    Well, since posting this I got a pretty decent quote in town to do it professionally. I just tend to try things myself, and had previously received quotes of $75 and up to do it. But now, it's settled and am taking them in. Thanks everyone!
     

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