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  Q: I need to get a new sole for my shoes, what options do I have?

  A: updated (02/02/2012)

Historically leather was the most common materials used for shoe soles. Present day shoe soles made of rubber, TPR, PVC, PU or EVA are the most common. Why?, because rubber lasts longer than leather, can be formed into grips and is waterproof.

There is various types of rubber however, Crepe rubber for example is soft and works well as a shock absorber for running shoes. Therefore most cobblers will have a selection of leather or rubber soles to pick from. There are also professional cobblers online who will resole shoes for top branded trainers like Nike. They have exact replicas, or use replacement soles from the manufacturers.


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