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    So my Five Fingers have developed a rip in the upper material along the left side of the big toe on the right shoe. It's a "bounded" rip--it can't expand past the inch-and-a-half or so that's already torn, but I'd still like to repair it if I can. Has anyone had luck repairing similar tears in their Five Fingers? Seems kinda tricky to sew it myself. And I'm not sure how a cobbler would react if I stuck a smelly barefoot shoe in his lap...

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    How old are they?

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    I've had them a little over a year. They're in good shape otherwise, though admittedly the tear developed after I started a pretty intense Krav Maga class.

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    Shoo goo works pretty good but it takes a bit of skill to make it look nice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chowza View Post
    So my Five Fingers have developed a rip in the upper material along the left side of the big toe on the right shoe. It's a "bounded" rip--it can't expand past the inch-and-a-half or so that's already torn, but I'd still like to repair it if I can. Has anyone had luck repairing similar tears in their Five Fingers? Seems kinda tricky to sew it myself. And I'm not sure how a cobbler would react if I stuck a smelly barefoot shoe in his lap...

    Can you post a picture? I'm sure I would have ideas but I'm pretty visual for this sort of thing!

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    Quote Originally Posted by chowza View Post
    So my Five Fingers have developed a rip in the upper material along the left side of the big toe on the right shoe. It's a "bounded" rip--it can't expand past the inch-and-a-half or so that's already torn, but I'd still like to repair it if I can. Has anyone had luck repairing similar tears in their Five Fingers? Seems kinda tricky to sew it myself. And I'm not sure how a cobbler would react if I stuck a smelly barefoot shoe in his lap...
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    Haha, thanks, cillakat. Do you cover shipping?

    I can post a pic later today, but I'm pretty sure I don't have the sewing skillz required, so maybe Shoe Goo is the way to go...

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    I would bring it to a tailor.

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