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« on: January 19, 2011, 06:20:25 PM »

I was wearing my VFFs around the house last week and went to dig something out of the garage.  While I was performing a contortionist act over the junk (yeah, I'm a hoarder!) I noticed that my foot was sliding around excessively inside my KSOs.  I pulled my shoe off to see why it was sliding around and noticed that the yellow microfiber footbed was separating from the sole.  It hasn't ripped loose from the stitching yet, but it's getting annoying.  Is there a way to fix this?  Is this normal wear and to be expected once the shoes have been washed a few times?  I've had them since October, wearing pretty frequently, but usually alternate between Sprints, which are starting to separate as well, but not as bad.
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« Reply #1 on: January 20, 2011, 07:03:53 PM »

I am trying out a repair on one of these.

I carefully pulled the rubber base of the shoe away so I could get to the outside fabric.
The went on a sewing expedition with needle and pliers to pull it through shoe exterior,
footbed, and then back out.  It was a bit of an experience in sewing, killed two needles
in the process.

Then used superglue to refix rubber material.  I'm not sure I will ever be able to get it
free again.  It seems to be holding up so far, but I am probably going to have to retire
this pair pretty soon.   Nearly 2 years old of every other day use.

Nick
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