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Easy Steps to Fix the Sole of Your Schoolgoing Child’s Canvas Shoes

Did the sole of your child’s canvas shoe come off in the playground? Relax, we have an easy solution to fix this.

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Constant running, jumping, and playing can damage your child’s favourite canvas shoes. The soles of the shoes are most prone to damage. We have an easy method to help you fix this problem and keep your child’s shoes in mint condition for a long time. Before you begin mending the shoe, keep an adhesive handy.

Let’s begin.

Step 1: Clean the Shoe

Use an old cloth to clean all dirt and dust from your kid’s shoe. Now, wipe the area clean with a cloth dampened in plain water. Let the area dry completely before moving to the next step.

Step 2: Remove the Sole

To make the process easy, we suggest you remove the sole completely, so you can glue it again. 

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Step 3: Use Sandpaper

Use sandpaper to roughen the bottom of the shoe and the new sole. Rough surfaces will bind together better with glue as opposed to smooth ones. Remember to use coarse sandpaper while doing this step. 

Step 4: Apply the Glue 

Once you have separated the sole from your kid’s shoe, carefully apply the glue on both the bottom of the shoe and the sole. Make sure you cover the entire area with the glue.

Step 5: Attach

Glue both surfaces together and make sure you line up the sole with the shoe for better adhesion. 

Step 6: Clamp the Sole

For this step, you can use either rubber bands, duct tape or rope to hold the shoe together. Press the sole tightly against your shoe for the two surfaces to stick. To secure the sole in place, wrap rubber bands or duct tape around the shoe. Or place it on the ground and set weights on top of it to press the shoe into the sole.

Step 7: Finishing Touch

After you have stuck the sole to the shoe, wipe the excess glue from the sides. 

There you go! Wait 24 hours for the glue to work its magic. Now your child can wear their favourite canvas shoes again. 

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