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  1. How to Resole a Shoe With a Used Tire, Outer Sole: step 1, image 1 of 2 How to Resole a Shoe With a Used Tire, Outer Sole: step 1, image 2 of 2
    • Cut across the tire using a knife creating a groove approximately the width of the tread.

    • Do not cut completely through the tire.

  2. How to Resole a Shoe With a Used Tire: step 2, image 1 of 1
    • Remove the tread from the tire while scraping underneath the top layer with a knife.

    • Peel back the layer, cut the tread, and remove it from the tire.

  3. How to Resole a Shoe With a Used Tire: step 3, image 1 of 1
    • Lay the tire tread flat.

    • External side of tread facing down on the table.

  4. How to Resole a Shoe With a Used Tire: step 4, image 1 of 1
    • Clean the bottom of the sandal with a damp cloth to ensure the surface is free of debris.

  5. How to Resole a Shoe With a Used Tire: step 5, image 1 of 1
    • Place the sandal with the sole facing down on the tire tread.

  6. How to Resole a Shoe With a Used Tire: step 6, image 1 of 2 How to Resole a Shoe With a Used Tire: step 6, image 2 of 2
    • Outline the sandal with a bright colored marker.

    • Remove the sandal.

  7. How to Resole a Shoe With a Used Tire: step 7, image 1 of 1
    • Apply adhesive on the inside of the marker drawn.

  8. How to Resole a Shoe With a Used Tire: step 8, image 1 of 1
    • Place the sandal in the outline.

  9. How to Resole a Shoe With a Used Tire: step 9, image 1 of 1
    • Insert a wood block into the sandal.

    • Clamp the wood block to the tire tread.

    • Allow adhesive to cure according to manufacturer recommendations.

  10. How to Resole a Shoe With a Used Tire: step 10, image 1 of 1
    • Remove the clamps and wood block.

    • Cut the excess tread from the sandal with a utility knife.

    • Never cut toward yourself.

  11. How to Resole a Shoe With a Used Tire: step 11, image 1 of 1
    • Smooth edges of the tread, and remove excess tread/adhesive.

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Your shoes are now ready to wear.

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can I use this on heavy duty shoes like basketball shoes for outdoors?

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What type of glue did you use? I am wanting to fix the soles of my Chaco sandals as the sole is coming apart. If you could give me the best brand I would appreciate it.

Andy

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I was just going to post about fixing Chacos!! To answer your question, I use Barge Cement: it's a'contact cement' so paint both faces with it smoothly, wait about 5 to 15 mins to let it get real tacky then clamp it! I always let this and similar cure for 24 hours, if not 48.

My problem with (two pair) of Chacos is extremely quick wear. I don't get the popularity if I get a half of summer before the heel is worn down to the sandal body.

Rick -

These instructions used what appears to be silicone glue, which will not hold up. What would be much better is contact cement. Barge All Purpose TF cement would be much better. I would also use a rasp or a small sanding disk to try and smooth the rubber before gluing it down as well.

Ron Hargrove - crwdns2853112:0crwdne2853112:0

I used the tread from a lawn tractor tire as it has no steel cords to worry about. It was easy to cut. I ground the inner texture off the tire and abraded it with a sanding disk and glued it on with contact cement. One year later and still going.

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