Stick on Soles
No matter how well you take care of them, there will come a time when your favourite pair of shoes is no longer wearable. Whether you've worn down the heel or the tread, your choices are to make a costly trip to the cobbler or throw the shoes away.
There's also a third option which is to repair your shoes at home. You'll find a wide range of stick on soles and stick on heels that can be easily affixed to your shoes with a little glue. Choose from a range of ladies' and men's shapes and sizes from well-known brands such as Boots, eCobbler and Vibram.
You'll find a wide selection of colours to choose from. Some are designed to match the colour of your shoes and come in black, beige, tan, navy and grey, while others are designed to clash and come in pink, purple, orange and yellow. Silver and gold options are available, as are clear see-through sole protectors. If you'd like to imitate the iconic red soles of Christian Louboutin, red stick on soles are also a popular choice.
Choosing the Right Tread Pattern
The majority of soles and heels available are made from thin rubber and can be affixed to any shoes with a rubber, leather or PVC base. They are typically ribbed to provide additional grip and traction and are a great option for prolonging the life of your shoes.
Lumberjack soles can typically be found on workman's boots and are great for hikers and mountaineers. They have an instantly recognisable rugged pattern and are made from thick non-slip rubber and have excellent grip.
Winter tread soles are thick rubber soles with various patterns and are designed for use in icy and slippery conditions. There's a wide range available and they can be affixed to any shoes you'd like to wear in adverse weather conditions.