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Can anyone recommend a glue?


WhiteTruckMan

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I'm looking for a glue. It's for my boots. I dont know if I'm just unlucky, but I'm going through rather a lot of them. Typically up to 6 pairs a year, which is odd as I dont walk very far in them, and spend most of the time driving. The usual failure point is where the leather uppers meet the synthetic soles, they just part company. it's a failure of whatever means is used to atach the two rather than the materials themselves.

There is no pattern to which ones go, seems evenly split (no pun intended) between left and right.

I'm fed up with throwing away otherwise ok safety footwear. I've considered a hot glue gun, but I dont think the result would be flexible enough.

Any ideas?

WTM

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fourm member

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Horsemeat Boots

If you're buying low quality boots from market stalls, how confident are you that the steel toecaps meet the required standard for safety footwear?

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BT

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I think your problem is buying from market stalls.

You can get a quality pair of safety boots from many outlets such as Screwfix for around £40 which will probably outlast many pairs from the market, and you will have a point of contact if they don't last.

Screwfix Boots.

A good pair should last for ages. I used to wear Safety Boots at work in an environment where they were constantly getting wet and covered with various substances and would easily get 6-9 months out of them. I can't remember the make now but they were a well known brand.

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carver

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BT what has Magical Jelly Bean site to do with boots or glue

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john bunyan

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Try here:

Screwfix

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wee eddie

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Market Trader buy their goods from Wholesalers who are shifting Seconds and Fakes.

As others have said: Buy your Boots from someone who will be available to replace them if they fail you. Buy Boots designed specifically for the job that you do and made by a reputable manufacturer.

That'll initially cost you more but should save you money within the year.

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carver

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WTM you will have to sort this problem out before you come to a sticky end, with the amount of people telling you how to spend your money every thing will just boil down to the amount of horse glue you can buy.

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spider9

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WTM

Now, if only you had been driving this lorry.... http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-south-scotland-21545293

all your troubles could have been sorted!!

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Bing.alau

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Sometimes Aldi or Lidl sell steel toe-capped boots. They are also very good at solving complaints.

WTM Some branches of the armed forces wear steel toe-capped boots too. But whether they ever dribble through to surplus stores I know not.

As for Amazon bought goods. What makes you think that the trader's stalls in markets are paying their taxes? I'm not saying you should change your principles. But market stalls are very unreliable for buying from and for returning things are even worse.

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exdragon

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Don't suppose this is any good, is it?

Sugru

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Quickbeam

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Will Blutac do the same as this Sugru stuff? It looks like brown Blutac to me...

And it looks like a complete vote of no confidence in the Trotters Independent Trading Empire type chappies!

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