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    Shoe heel stitching cutting foot

    I just picked up a co-signed pair of Solutions that are great except one of the shoes has some rough stitching in the heel where the pull tabs attach to the shoe that is sure to cut me up after a few days.

    Was wondering if anyone has run into this problem and how they fixed it.

    Posting here instead of tech talk for obvious reasons.

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    You tried duct tape already?

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    Quote Originally Posted by east or bust View Post
    I just picked up a co-signed pair of Solutions that are great except one of the shoes has some rough stitching in the heel where the pull tabs attach to the shoe that is sure to cut me up after a few days.

    Was wondering if anyone has run into this problem and how they fixed it.

    Posting here instead of tech talk for obvious reasons.
    Haven't seen one of these around here lately:

    Is it radix panax notoginseng? - splat

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    Quote Originally Posted by Meadow Skipper View Post
    You tried duct tape already?
    First thing I tried, pushed into shoe along with foot. Might have been too small a piece though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by east or bust View Post
    picked up a co-signed pair of Solutions
    Who gets a loan for a pair of shoes?

    Who co-signs a loan for a pair of shoes?

    .... PM Old Larry.
    Quote Originally Posted by powder11 View Post
    if you have to resort to taking advice from the nitwits on this forum, then you're doomed.

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    You guys are old…

    Never heard of gear consignment? Jesus.

    http://gearx.com/consignment

    Was pointing that out so it didn't seem like I bought them new with a defect.

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    Consigned /=/ co-signed.

    But that makes a lot more sense now...
    Quote Originally Posted by powder11 View Post
    if you have to resort to taking advice from the nitwits on this forum, then you're doomed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by El Chupacabra View Post
    Consigned /=/ co-signed.
    True

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    Wasn't climbing shoes, but hiking boots, years ago, and I took sand paper to an offending seam. I'm sure it weakened the thread considerably, but it also smoothed it down, and fuzzed it up, which was enough to solve the problem. After repairing a pack strap once, I had a similar problem, repair was made with some heavy thread, and rested right on my collarbone. I used contact cement to put a piece of suede over the seam.

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    Lightly hammer the seam. For real.

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    maybe your not tough enough to climb, and thats why you bought the solutions, cause youre going bouldering.

    MTFU

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    Quote Originally Posted by christoph benells View Post
    maybe your not tough enough to climb, and thats why you bought the solutions, cause youre going bouldering.

    MTFU
    You're right, climbing is about my 7th favorite thing to do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ksyrium View Post
    Lightly hammer the seam. For real.
    Thanks, this actually worked decently.

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    No problem. That's what the stitchers do when making the shoes anyway.

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    thats my first time doing the talk trash to strangers on tgr thing...went pretty well!

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    Leather stitching.

    I always just increase how long i can wear them until i get a callus. Not the best, but its what has worked for me

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