Muck Boots are a popular choice for people who work outdoors because they are durable and keep your feet warm and dry. However, the soles on muck boots can come loose over time, making them difficult to wear.
This blog post will show you how to reattach the soles on your muck boots. Keep reading to learn more!
Remove the old sole:
To remove the old sole, you will need to insert a flathead screwdriver into each of the holes in the sole. You can then pry the old sole off carefully with the screwdriver. Be sure not to damage the rubber when removing the old sole.
Clean the area where the new sole will be attached:
Before applying adhesive, you need to clean off all dirt and debris from the muck boots. It is especially important to ensure no pebbles or rocks are stuck underneath the old sole before removing it.
These items could become caught in the adhesive during installation and cause the new sole to pop off the boot.
Apply a thin layer of adhesive to the bottom of the new sole:
Use your fingers or a small brush to apply an even, thin coat of adhesive underneath the entire surface area on the new muck boot soles. Make sure there aren’t any bubbles in the adhesive and that it completely covers the bottom of your boot soles.
Once you’ve completed this step, let go of each side of your muck boots and allow them to dry for at least 10 minutes before reattaching them to your boots.
Place the new sole on top of the old one and press down firmly :
Remove any objects inside both layers (the old sole and new rubber sole) of your muck boots. You should then place the new soles on top of the old ones and line up all the edges to fit perfectly.
Next, firmly press down on both sides of each muck boot for at least 30 seconds to ensure a strong bond between the two layers. Wait 24 hours for the adhesive to dry completely before wearing your muck boots again.
If you follow these steps correctly, the new sole should hold up to heavy use for quite some time. Enjoy the many seasons of use you will now get out of your muck boots!
Here are a few frequently asked questions about how to reattach muck boot soles.
What if the new soles are too thick for my boots?
If 2 inches of new muck boot soles are added, you will need to purchase new laces.
What if I end up with adhesive on the bottom of my boots?
Unfortunately, this happens sometimes, but you can use a rag soaked in mineral spirits to rub off any excess adhesive.
Do I need to wait 24 hours before wearing my boots again?
Yes! The adhesive needs a full 24 hours to cure completely.
Why won’t the soles stick when I try to put them on?
You may have used too much or too little glue, so follow the instructions carefully, and you should have no problems.