Gear Aid Aquasure+SR Shoe Repair adhesive

Save your shoes, rescue your boots.

Durable, flexible, and shock-absorbing, Aquasure+SR Urethane Formula Shoe Repair is made from the same material as most shoe soles, so it can quickly reattach soles, rebuild worn heel and toe areas, and create tough toe caps. Use Freesole to reattach and rebuild the soles of your boots and shoes. Freesole is part of a comprehensive line of Care and Repair products from Gear Aid. With Gear Aid, anyone can be a master of gear repair.

Works on all types of footwear, including boots, athletic shoes, climbing shoes, rollerblades, and more.

Aquasure+SR Urethane Formula Shoe Repair is a patented urethane rubber repair system designed to restore and rebuild all types of footwear. Unaffected by heat or solvents, Freesole cures to a flexible thermoset rubber product providing superior adhesion, wear resistance, flexibility and waterproofing. The highly concentrated formula has minimal shrinkage: thick repairs can be made with only one permanent application. Ideal for worn heels, toes, sole and ski delaminations and more. Aquasure+SR will not separate with repeated flexing.

Previously known as Freesole

  • Material: thermoset urethane
  • Size: 1 oz
  • Color: clear
  • Adheres To: leather, suede, rubber, neoprene, canvas, and nylon
  • Application Temperature: 60 to 100F (above 40% relative humidity)
  • Cure Time: 8-12 hours
  • Use Temperature: -20 to 180F
  • Storage: store in bag in freezer
  • Made in USA

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Restoring Worn Soles and Heels

PREP: Roughen damaged area with sandpaper or wire brush. Use cloth to clean area with Aquaseal FD Cure Accelerator. Repeat cleaning for best adhesion.

TAPE: For thick repairs at edge of sole or heel, place removable tape (cellophane or masking) around edge to form a dam. Double thickness of tape works best.

APPLY: Squeeze Aquaseal SR Shoe Repair Adhesive onto area to be repaired, level with a stick, toothpick or knife. Keep repair facing up and level until Aquaseal SR becomes solid. Remove tape.

DRY: Allow thin repairs to cure overnight; thick repairs 24-48 hours. Longer times may be needed in dry climates or times of low humidity such as cold winter days.

Protecting Leather Uppers
(Baseball, Soccer, Football, Tennis Shoes/Leather Boots)
Dull area by roughening with sandpaper, or by cleaning with a pre-cleaner, acetone or nail polish remover.
Mask off area to be coated, including sole edge if coating is to be extended to it. Keep area level and upright during application and curing, as for example, by cradling shoe in crumpled newspaper or box.
Squeeze Aquaseal SR onto center or area, allow to self-level, then spread to uniform thickness with toothpick. If it flows onto tape, spread back towards center. High curvature areas may be easier when coated in sections.
Remove tape after Aquaseal SR dries to a soft solid. Allow to cure overnight.

Repairing Sole Separations

Roughen smooth surfaces. Clean surfaces to be joined as noted above. Apply Aquaseal SR to both surfaces. Allow to dry 15 minutes. Join and hold (clamp or tape) surfaces together overnight.

Waterproofing Seams, Stitching & Welts

Clean area as noted above. Apply Aquaseal SR along seam or between sole and upper directly from tube or with toothpick.

Fixing Holes & Tears

Roughen and clean damaged area as noted above. Use removable tape to create a backing. Apply Aquaseal SR to area and 1/4" beyond. Keep level and upright until cured. Remove tape.

Special Notes
TO SPEED UP DRY TIME: Use Cure Accelerator. If it is not used, apply Aquaseal SR then place object into a high-humidity environment. For example, an open box covered with a damp cloth.

CLEAN-UP: To remove Aquaseal SR from hands, use cloth soaked in paint thinner, nail polish remover or 99% isopropyl alcohol.

Many Uses of Aquaseal SR

Re-bonding peeling soles from hiking boots, running shoes, soccer cleats, and more
Re-bonding peeling rands from hiking, and mountaineering boots
Rebuilding worn spots on soles of shoes and boot heels
Making a toe cap to protect boots from abrasive terrain

Manufacturers Product Number MN40
Works on all types of footwear, including boots, athletic shoes, climbing shoes, rollerblades, and more.