Sealing shoe stitching

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  1. T4phage

    T4phage Senior member

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    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?
     


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    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
     


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    Thanks for the suggestion FCS, hopefully they sell the product here in Holland.
     


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    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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    Thanks for the email excerpt. I will check out some camping stores this weekend. [​IMG] Hopefully this will help my toes stay dry in my Tod's.
     


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