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Sealing shoe stitching

post #1 of 5
Thread Starter 
Bengal-Stripe made a very good point why my Tod's (and all other Blake lasted shoes) get wet inside during mild drizzles: the cotton thread acts as a wick to pull moisture inside the shoe. Is it possible to put some sort of glue (I have a silcone glue that dries to a stretchy consistancy) to cover the bottom exposed stitching to help gain some water resistance? Good idea or not?
post #2 of 5
Aquaseal stitch guard might do the trick, however I'm advised by them that it tends to leave a 'shiny trail', which I guess is some sort of glueish residue. I haven't tried the product myself. http://www.aquaseal.com/stitch-guard.html
post #3 of 5
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the suggestion FCS, hopefully they sell the product here in Holland.
post #4 of 5
Here is an e-mail from them, just in case you're interested to try and can't find any dealers there.
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Here are three sure places to purchase Stitch Guard: They are: www.botachtactical.com, www.Gemplers.com, www.shoesuperstore.com and www.rei.com. We make it for REI under the label "Ultra Seal Welt and Seam Guard". We make this second product for REI. It is the exact same as our Aquaseal Stitch Guard. Gemplers carries it under the Aquaseal label.
post #5 of 5
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the email excerpt. I will check out some camping stores this weekend. Hopefully this will help my toes stay dry in my Tod's.
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