29Mar | 2013
The daughter of my best friend Autumn, had this very sad Ugg boots she was going to toss to the trash, I immediately saw potential on them and thought I could try to fix them (they were hardly worn and my same shoe size) I always wanted to play with boots, so it was an awesome opportunity =]
If my fix didn’t work at least I knew that they were going to the trash anyways so I had them to explore and play conscience free =] I am happy to report my fix actually worked and I’ve been wearing them for the past year very successfully. I did wanted to wait a see how they worked before I shared this post, I just didn’t imagine it was going to take me 14 months to actually finish the post.
After I fixed the ripped sides, and sealed the seam with glue that whole area got a little darker (because of the glue), so I decided to cover the front part of the boots (my plan was to cover the whole boot, but then I liked them just like this) So if you have a stain thats bugging you, or just want to add some color to your Uggs, this can help you accomplish that =]
I do want to point out something before you try this:
- I am no shoe professional, so if you have a small rip and your boots are fairly new you might want to consider to take them to a professional to have them fixed. Uggs are not cheap so I would hate for anyone to ruin their boots.
- This process was very time consuming, so if you want something fast, this project might not be for you. After applying glue you have to let it sit for a day or so, so if you are fixing rips and covering (you need glue for both) you are looking at minimun 2 days.
So if you are committed to try my fix, I am going to explain how I did this and list all the materials I used =]