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I recently retrieved a bunch of my 'stuff' from a rented storage-facility, where it has been for a couple years, following a divorce.
A 'casualty' of the storage in two Summers of brutal heat, are an almost new pair of Lowa "Tempest Lo" hiking shoes.
I wore them a couple times this past week, for some 'urban exploration'.
Sadly, the glued-on Lowa (not Vibram) proprietary sole is starting to separate around the toe-rand when striding. No other damage, other than the early separation process.
Before I take the shoes to a cobbler -- who is ONE BLOCK away from me, I was wondering (?) what any of you may have used to repair a similar sole-separation. I showed the shoes to my leather-craftman buddy this morning. He says there is a specific glue for this, but he does not do this kind of repair.
The reason I DID NOT (yet) go to the cobbler ... is that he does not have long-term experience. The owner and his brother/partner both recently died, and the shop closed for a while.
This fellow was an apprentice, and bought out the widow's interest in the shop and the equipment. He only recently hung-out his shingle for doing shoe repair on his own.
As this is not a major repair on an expensive pair of FGL boots, I don't think I would have a problem there.
I was just wondering if anyone here has done this type of repair themselves, with any degree of success.