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DIY Teva soles?
« on: July 16, 2013, 10:10:05 AM »
My Tevas are getting pretty worn out at the sole and have fixed it multiple times with "Shoo-goo" and adhesive.  I need to resole them but I don't think Teva will provide new soles (I recall asking years ago). So my challenge to the DYI forum of MMM is what should I resole them with?  I have thought about using tire treads like the sandals in East Africa but thought I'd see if there was an obvious choice I am missing.
Thanks for any input!
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Re: DIY Teva soles?
« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2013, 07:41:41 AM »

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Re: DIY Teva soles?
« Reply #2 on: July 17, 2013, 07:59:56 AM »
Here's an idea
http://www.instructables.com/id/Resole/

That's pretty cool

I know Vibram sells outsoles individually; you might be able to get one close to size and trim it down as in the instructable. That would probably last a good bit longer than the foam pad.

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Re: DIY Teva soles?
« Reply #3 on: July 17, 2013, 09:19:55 AM »
Aren't there any shoe-repair-shops where you live? They're pretty common around here. When I need something resoled, I just bring them there and they take care of the right material and everything. Well, it's not very mustachian I guess, but it has never cost me more than $10 either, and the new soles usually last a lifetime. Meaning that the rest of the shoe wears down first to the point where you can't fix them anymore anyway.

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Re: DIY Teva soles?
« Reply #4 on: July 17, 2013, 07:33:11 PM »
Try Freesole instead of Shoe Goo. It's stronger and lasts longer in my experience.

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Re: DIY Teva soles?
« Reply #5 on: July 18, 2013, 10:47:18 AM »
Thanks everyone for the replies.  I like the idea of using the floor matting for a sole but agree that it may not be as durable.  I will look into this as a base. 
As far as taking them to a shoe repair shop, I could do that but where would the fun and sense of self-reliant, mustachian, accomplishment come from then?
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Re: DIY Teva soles?
« Reply #6 on: July 18, 2013, 10:27:42 PM »
instead of Tevas, buy Chacos... they will resole and repair virtually anything for a fairly reasonable price!

https://www.chacos.com/US/en-US/Secure/Static/Repair.mvc.aspx

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Re: DIY Teva soles?
« Reply #7 on: July 19, 2013, 01:06:33 AM »
http://xeroshoes.com/shop/diy-kits/diy-feeltrue/

You might be able to bond the xero sandals to the bottom of your tevas. Be sure to get the 6 mm connect version (thicker and sturdier). They come with a 5,000 mile warranty.

I have a pair of these for running/walking and I love them. Can't attest to how they work as a sole replacement though.

Good luck!