How To Protect Rubber Soles From Wear

Written by donna tinus
  • Share
  • Tweet
  • Share
  • Pin
  • Email
How To Protect Rubber Soles From Wear
If you have children, sole protectors can save you money. (Ryan McVay/Photodisc/Getty Images)

Often the soles on a pair of shoes will wear down while the shoes are still in good shape. Children can be especially rough on footwear. You can take your worn soles to a shoe repair shop for new ones. Or you can be proactive and apply sole protectors when the shoes are new and simply replace the protectors when they wear down. This is a more cost-conscious method and it better preserves the integrity of the shoes. Cobblers will apply protectors for you, but to save money you can purchase the sole protectors and apply them yourself.

Skill level:
Easy

Other People Are Reading

Things you need

  • Chalk
  • Pair of sole protectors

Show MoreHide

Instructions

  1. 1

    Wipe the soles of the shoes with a wet cloth to remove dirt and debris.

  2. 2

    Leaving the protective backing on the sole protectors, place one protector in the middle of the bottom of the shoe sole and outline it with chalk. Repeat with the other shoe.

  3. 3

    Peel the protective backing from one sole protector.

  4. 4

    Line it up carefully in the outline you drew on the sole of the shoe. Press it in place. Repeat with the other shoe.

  5. 5

    Take a clean, wet rag and wipe the chalk off the bottom of the shoes.

Tips and warnings

  • Look for sole protectors in shoe stores, discount stores and chemists.
  • Sole protectors will only work with flat footwear.

Don't Miss

Filter:
  • All types
  • Articles
  • Slideshows
  • Videos
Sort:
  • Most relevant
  • Most popular
  • Most recent

No articles available

No slideshows available

No videos available

By using the eHow.co.uk site, you consent to the use of cookies. For more information, please see our Cookie policy.