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UK shoe accessories - stick on soles

Kingstonian

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Are there any UK manufacturers of stick on soles who read this board?

Since Woolworth's closed sized stick on soles are now impossible to source even on eBay.
All you can get are the one size stick ons that have to be trimmed to fit. These do not make as neat a job as the sized stick ons. Wilkinsons used to sell the one size soles and they are available on eBay.
 

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Googling for 'stick on soles' shows that Timpson sell them. Surely you'd be better off getting Topys or similar though?
 

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Originally Posted by Sanguis Mortuum
Googling for 'stick on soles' shows that Timpson sell them. Surely you'd be better off getting Topys or similar though?

Those are 'one size' stick ons. I would prefer the sized versions. It is a simple DIY job that only costs a few quid. Topy would not be necessary.
 

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I'll put money on this being the first mention of Wilko on SF. How about any of this lot?
 

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Originally Posted by bigbris1
Woolworth's?


Woolworths in the UK was very different from woolworths overseas. Used to sell a lot of home stuff / hardware / tool etc. I used to get all my shoelaces / polish from there many moons ago.

Was closed down a few years ago.
 

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Originally Posted by Kentishman
I'll put money on this being the first mention of Wilko on SF.

How about any of this lot?



The Woolworth's sized soles are the blue packets. Unfortunately size 7 is no good to me. If you read the others the dimensions are the same for many sizes and you have to trim them.

Sized soles were thinner at the edges for a nicer finish.
 

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