A Basic Guide To UGG Boots Repair For Some Common Issues

In recent years, more and more people are into the idea of upscaling and repurposing to give new life to their old stuff. From clothes to accessories, and even shoes – we are now finding ways to repair, restore, and revamp these items towards a “greener” future.

And this trend also applies to one of the most iconic footwear we have today, the UGG boot.

So if you’re looking for practical and effective ways to fix and revive your old UGG boots, then you’ve come to the right place. Read more about this basic guide to UGG boots repair for some common issues in today’s post.

Because sometimes it all takes one rip to ruin the look of your beloved footwear. And it would be wiser to repair your sad pair and give them a 2nd life (and give proper care after) than to throw them away into the dumpster.


Repairing UGG Boots With Gorilla Glue


Without a doubt, UGG boots provide unmatched warmth and comfort, and it looks fashionable as well. But over time, the sole begins to separate to the point that you won’t be able to wear it anymore. And while stitching the sole may be a practical way of fixing this type of footwear issue, it can ruin the overall look of the boots since the soles of the UGG boots weren’t stitched up together to begin with.

And why Gorilla Glue? As advertised, this type of glue will be able to bond just about anything. Aside from that, Gorilla Glue is waterproof and is able to last longer than other types of glue in the market.

Here are the steps to repairing your UGG boots with Gorilla Glue:

  1. Clean the boots by wiping down the upper, the sole, and the area where the sole has separated using a damp cloth or rag. Lightly scrub the surfaces until any traces of dirt and dust are removed.
  2. Dampen the area to be glued before applying the Gorilla Glue. For best results, follow the instructions found at the back of the bottle.
  3. Remove loose threads (fuzzy lambswool lining) and any debris as this will affect the seal of the surfaces to be bonded. If you fail to do this, then the sole may separate again in the future.
  4. Use a toothpick to apply the Gorilla Glue. You can also use a wooden skewer or ice pick.

Place the glue on the tip of the toothpick and spread it evenly on both lower and upper sections to be bonded. Don’t put too much glue as this will only create a mess (oozing out from in-between the sole once bonded) and affect the quality of the bond.

  1. Wipe away any excess glue before it dries, especially if it reaches the suede material of the boots so the overall aesthetic of the boots won’t be ruined. Make sure no traces of glue can be found on the exterior as much as possible.


Fixing Holes At The Toe Area Of Your UGG Boots

Another common issue of UGG boots is those nasty toe holes. And the reason for this problem is the constant rubbing of your toes from the upper material which wears down the sheepskin and causes it to tear eventually.

So if this happens, we recommend you to mend the hole on your boots by following these repair options:

  1. Patching Up With Shoo Goo – Apply a small amount of Shoo Goo product on the tear and let it sit for a couple of minutes. Then, slowly move both ends of the tear together and hold them for a few minutes more until they are bonded.

This quick-fix solution is only considered as a “rough fix” since it creates a hard surface and you’ll have to do extra work so it’ll look pretty afterward.

  1. Needle Felting – Felted fabrics are great for patching up holes on UGG boots since the natural fibers of the material would blend well with the sheepskin. So for this procedure, prepare a felted fabric and cut it out with the desired pattern. Make sure the size of the pattern is enough to cover the hole, then sew the edges by hand.
  2. Iron-On Technique – If you don’t have sewing skills, then the next best way of patching up holes on your UGG boots is to use an iron-on patch fabric to cover the blemish. To do this, place the patch on the affected area and use a flat iron to bond the iron-on material to the surface of your boots through heat transfer process.

Just make sure the temperature is just enough to let the fabric stick to the upper as too much heat might melt the iron-on patch.

  1. Sheepskin Patching – If you’re not into DIY-ing, then you can take your UGG boots to a professional for a sheepskin patching procedure. All you need to do is take your torn pair of UGG boots to a reputable shoe company like NuShoe and they’ll patch the hole by inserting sheepskin from the inside of the boot to make it look like new again.


Care And Cleaning Tips

Congratulations! Now that your pair of UGG boots is fixed, you have to make sure that it is properly taken care of so you’ll be able to use it for many years more:

  • Wash your boots only by hand. Do not use a washing machine as it will definitely cause the boots to lose their distinct shape.
  • Wash the sheepskin surface using clean and cold water.
  • Gently rub any excess water after the initial wash, then apply a dab of Cleaner and Conditioner product to a wet sponge and scrub the upper of the boots. Don’t put too much pressure as it can damage the surface of the boot.
  • Rinse the upper using clean and cold water, then wipe off excess water using a clean towel.
  • Fill the inside of the boots with paper towels or tissue paper to hold shape during the drying process. Allow the boots to dry in a cool place away from direct sunlight.
  • Once the UGG boots are dry, brush the suede on one side (preferably on the soft side) so they can be ready for your next use.

If you need some help restoring your UGG boots, you can visit NuShoe’s website today and check out their services.