Freesole® Urethane Formula Shoe Repair
Save your shoes, rescue your boots.
Durable, flexible, and shock-absorbing, Freesole® Urethane Formula Shoe Repair is made from the same material as most shoe soles, so it can quickly reattach soles, rebuild worn heel and toe areas, and create tough toe caps. Use Freesole to reattach and rebuild the soles of your boots and shoes. Freesole is part of a comprehensive line of Care and Repair products from Gear Aid. With Gear Aid, anyone can be a master of gear repair.
Works on all types of footwear, including boots, athletic shoes, climbing shoes, rollerblades, and more.
Freesole® Urethane Formula Shoe Repair is a patented urethane rubber repair system designed to restore and rebuild all types of footwear. Unaffected by heat or solvents, Freesole cures to a flexible thermoset rubber product providing superior adhesion, wear resistance, flexibility and waterproofing. The highly concentrated formula has minimal shrinkage: thick repairs can be made with only one permanent application. Ideal for worn heels, toes, sole and ski delaminations and more. Freesole will not separate with repeated flexing.
Directions For Use:
RESTORING WORN SOLES AND HEELS
PREP: Roughen damaged area with sandpaper or wire brush. Use cloth to clean area with Cotol-240™plus Cure Accelerator/Pre-Cleaner, paint thinner or lighter fluid. Repeat cleaning for best adhesion.
TAPE: For thick repairs at edge of sole or heel, place removable tape (cellophane or masking) around edge to form a dam. Double thickness of tape works best.
APPLY: Squeeze FREESOLE Urethane Formula Shoe Repair onto area to be repaired, level with a stick, toothpick or knife. Keep repair facing up and level until FREESOLE becomes solid. Remove tape.
DRY: Allow thin repairs to cure overnight; thick repairs 24-48 hours. Longer times may be needed in dry climates or times of low humidity such as cold winter days.
FOR 2-4 HOUR DRY TIME: Mix in Cotol-240™plus Cure Accelerator/Pre-Cleaner.
PROTECTING LEATHER UPPERS (BASEBALL, SOCCER, FOOTBALL, TENNIS SHOES/LEATHER BOOTS)
1. Dull area by roughening with sandpaper, or by cleaning with FREESOLE Pre-Cleaner, acetone or nail polish remover.
2. Mask off area to be coated, including sole edge if coating is to be extended to it. Keep area level and upright during application and curing, as for example, by cradling shoe in crumpled newspaper or box.
3. Squeeze FREESOLE onto center or area, allow to self level, then spread to uniform thickness with toothpick. If FREESOLE flows onto tape, spread back towards center. (High curvature areas may be easier when coated in sections.)
4. Remove tape after FREESOLE dries to a soft solid. Allow to cure overnight.
REPAIRING SOLE SEPARATIONS * Roughen smooth surfaces. Clean surfaces to be joined as noted above. Apply FREESOLE to both surfaces. Allow to dry 15 minutes. Join and hold (clamp or tape) surfaces together overnight.
WATERPROOFING SEAMS, STITCHING & WELTS * Clean area as noted above. Apply FREESOLE along seam or between sole and upper directly from tube or with toothpick.
FIXING HOLES & TEARS * Roughen and clean damaged area as noted above. Use removable tape to create a backing. Apply FREESOLE to area and 1/4″ beyond. Keep level and upright until cured. Remove tape. Useful Tips *
TO SPEED UP DRY TIME, use cure accelerator. If cure accelerator is not used, apply FREESOLE then place object into a high-humidity environment. For example, an open box covered with a damp cloth.
CLEAN-UP: To remove FREESOLE from hands, use cloth soaked in paint thinner, nail polish remover or isopropyl alcohol.
What is it?
When cured (dry) Freesole is a tough, urethane rubber that won’t crack.
How it works—
Freesole re-bonds to peeling soles and rands (the strip of rubber that circles the shoe above the sole). It dries to a solid rubber in as little as 2-4 hours if mixed in Cotol-240™plus.
When applied, Freesole cures by reacting with humidity in the air. It doesn’t ‘dry’ the way other glues do. It changes from a moderately thick liquid to a thin, flexible, elastic rubber.
Once cured, it’s permanent. The repair will generally last the life of the item.
Keep partially used tube in freezer.
“Great for extending the life of your kids’ favorite shoes… THIS STUFF WORKS! “-Arkansas
“I’ve used this to repair ripped running and hiking shoes. I fill that gap with Freesole, and smooth the edges. I’ve used Freesole to repair worn spots on the bottom of running shoes. It’s liquid glue, so you have to build a dam, or a form with tape, toothpicks, popsicle sticks, whatever – then use gravity to get the Freesole to flow where you need it. Let dry 24hrs.” -Trevor Francis, Chula Vista, CA
ADDITIONAL USER COMMENTS –
“I have used this product for some time now, and it does what it claims to do – save your boot heels and soles. It does not come off, it is fairly dense and abrasion resistant, and is easy to use. Hot tips: use a permanent magic marker to color the heel edge where the clear Freesole shows, and be sure and get the Primer/Accelerator for a secure bond. I have to wear orthopedic arch inserts, and subsequently grind down the outer edge of each heel in about 2 months. I have paid from $35 to $75 to get them repaired . Now, in about 30 minutes of prep and application time, I can get 3 or 4 patches out of one tube of Freesole.”– J. McSwain, Grapevine, TX