THIS IS NOT FOR THE WEAK NOSED!!! Worn shoes are often smelly..
It is possible that you’ll get hurt if you are not careful, as you will be using hot glue and maybe a crafting knife.
Please, if you see any spelling mistakes or have questions / ideas, don’t be afraid to leave a post in the comments section.
Please don’t blame me if something goes wrong and your shoes turn out to be uncomfortable.
What you’ll need
Hot glue and a hot glue gun.
Some crafting cardboard (You may get away with aquarelle paper).
A crafting knife.
Time – about 30 minutes, depending on the damage of the shoes you are going to repair.
That’s pretty much it.
Take out and salvage what you can. Arrange the remnants of the insole how it should be. (First picture) Time to take out the glue gun and have some fun. Glue the pieces together piece by piece, if needed remove excess glue with a little piece of cardboard. (Second picture) If you have some holes in your insoles or you see that there will be some in near future, take the cardboard, rip some pieces that are enough to cover the holes and glue them in place. (Third, fourth and fifth picture)
Fixing the main body of the shoe Now on to the main body of the shoe. If you have loose fabric inside the shoe, you should glue it. I slipped my loose threads under the fabric before glueing. If you have holes in the sole, you can easily patch them up with hot glue. Use the piece of cardboard to evenly distribute the glue. If you add many layers, you end up with very strong patching that is even stronger than the sole itself. Example on picture (I didn't have any holes in the sole so I just added one layer of glue for your reference). Insert insoles and lace your shoes. Congratulations, you are done! Now test your freshly repaired shoes out by going to the nearest store and buying ice cream.