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The sole on my Doc Martens boot is splitting. Can this be fixed?

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by Douro, Apr 28, 2016.

  1. Douro

    Douro New Member

    Nov 8, 2015
    The sole on my boot is separating from the upper, as you can see here:



    I think this is where the sole was supposed to be heat-sealed together with the upper so I am guessing this is a manufacturing defect. You can watch the process in this video:

    This is a new pair from the For Life line, but I do not have the guarantee papers nor the receipt. Taking them to a Dr. Martens shop is also currently not an option. I do have the option to return them to the person I got them from, but since they were cheap, I am wondering if it is worth keeping them and get them fixed. Could I take it to a cobbler and have it glued together? I am guessing they would not be able to replicate the original heat-sealing process? Does this affect the longevity of the boot?

    Thank you.
    Last edited: Apr 28, 2016

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