How to mend a hole on the heel of UGG boots

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How to mend a hole on the heel of UGG boots
Sew a patch onto a hole on the heel of UGG boots. (Hemera Technologies/ Images)

UGG boots are a fashionable, comfortable, casual footwear choice for men, women and children alike. Lined with a fine sheepskin, they are so comfortable that many people wear theirs all the time. This eventually leads to the UGG boots showing signs of wear and tear. If you have a hole in the heel of your UGG boots, you might prefer to mend the hole yourself using a matching fabric patch. This is considerably cheaper than having the boots repaired professionally.

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Things you need

  • UGG boots
  • Stiff shoe brush
  • Damp cloth
  • Fabric patch
  • Needle and thread

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    Remove surface grime and dirt from around the heel of the boot using a stiff shoe brush. Use a damp cloth to remove any remaining dirt. Allow time for the boot to dry.

  2. 2

    Buy a leather, suede or matching fabric patch from a shoe repair shop or from a haberdashery. Use scissors to cut the patch to a size big enough to cover the hole. Place the patch over the hole and sew it in place with a needle and same-colour thread.

  3. 3

    If the patch is adhesive, stick the patch over the hole and press down hard for at least 30 seconds. Work your fingers in circles over the patch, while applying pressure, to ensure that the patch adheres fully.

  4. 4

    Alternatively, you may prefer to send the boots to the professionals who are more likely to be able to repair the boots so they look as good as new. For people living the UK, visit the Ugg Boot (see Resources) and refer to the Tears and Rips section. Most tears and rips can be repaired. But they ask you to email a photo of the damaged boot first so they can quote a price for the repair.

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