Abstract: A very long wearing material to replace regions that erode rapidly in the heels of outdoor shoes. The material is made by embedding relatively large, round, wear-resistant particles in a very hard urethane binder. Applications include both applying the material directly to the heel as a paste with curing in situ and casting in molds for attachment to the heel with an adhesive.
Abstract: A shoe patch device and method of preserving and repairing shoes is disclosed wherein a patch member fabricated of a thin, flexible and durable material is formed to be rapidly adhered to the sole and/or upper of the shoe. The patch member is formed in a suitable configuration and includes a plurality of V-shaped notches extending inwardly from its edges to permit the patch member to readily accommodate all shoe sizes and be positioned at differing locations upon the shoe. Due to the lightweight and flexible properties of the patch member, the function and wear characteristics of the shoe are not altered or impaired, nor is it necessary to disturb the original construction of the shoe to effectuate repair or preservation of the shoe.
Abstract: An apparatus and method for applying an adhesive coated wear portion to the underside of a shoe wherein the wear portion and the underside of the shoe are heated, a first pressure is applied to urge the wear portion and the shoe together, and a second greater pressure is applied in situ to further urge the wear portion and the underside of the shoe together. In one embodiment, a heating element may be provided for transfer between a first location for heating and drying a shoe and a second location directly between the shoe and the wear portion to be applied. The periphery of the wear portion may be trimmed to correspond to the underside of the shoe.