This product is based on Polyurethane and leather dust. Once applied and left to dry for 24 hours, it turns into a very flexible, abrasion-resistant layer, which can then be sanded, dyed, painted, polished – you name it. Originally developed to fill holes in soles, it can be used for quite a few additional applications:
• Heel repair: in some cases, it is necessary to first create a level and even surface before a replacement heel can be put on. This is where QuickSohl can come in handy: instead of completely rebuilding the heel, or trying to glue on a wedge of material that might or might not fit really well, just use this paste to lay the groundwork for the final heel repair. The edges can then be dyed and polished, so that the repair is barely noticeable.
• Reinforcing shoe uppers: in certain cases, shoe uppers will be put under a lot of strain, more than what they are intended to withstand – e.g. people with health conditions that make them drag their feet, or someone who sits in a wheelchair and bumps his feet into things a lot. QuickSohl can be used to create a much more resistant layer on top of the actual shoe upper, and thereby make those shoes last a lot longer.
• Repairing safety shoes and boots: these often come with a steel cap, and that ends up being exposed more often than not. Think of people who do work like roofing or loading – any sort of job where they spend a lot of time on their knees, and scrape the other shoe over asphalt or concrete. Not the least problem here: how safe is a safety boot with an exposed steel cap? A nice source for sparks – just what you need when you are e.g. refuelling a 747 airplane … QuickSohl covers the steel cap again, and creates a sturdy layer that protects the upper leather of the boot. Maybe not quite as good as new – but it beats buying new boots every other month!