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    Shoe Protection

    Has anyone had any luck adding extra layers of protective material to their ridding shoes for added durability.

    I recently purchased a 300$ pair of mtb shoes and I was wondering if there was any way for me to add something more durable in the scratch prone areas(toes, the outside corner, heel).

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    Sneaker man
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    Don't sweat it, good thing about mid-high end shoes is they can take a real beating and last for years and years.
    You could get shoe covers, but probably a bit excessive.
    All the gear and no idea.

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    Shoe goo?
    tRump is SCUM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Finch Platte View Post
    Shoe goo?
    Thats an adhesive to glue parts of the shoe back together lol.

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    ^^^ you can spread it on the surface and let it dry. It makes a pretty tough coating. You can build up rubber soles with it too. It doesn't last that long, can peel off and also looks pretty crappy, IMO. Aqua Seal is similar, and maybe better.

    I figure beat up shoes look the part. But, if you do want to protect them, you might try some pieces of clear protective film, like 3M products you can find at the auto store, or helicopter tape, cut as needed to conform to the compound curves.
    Do the math.

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    I didn't think people bought $300 shoes. I buy them at the bike-swap when the bike stores bring all the stuff they can't sell from the previous year. They do look really cool though, like Darth Vader shoes.
    "It's only when you stand over it, you know, when you physically stand over the bike, that then you say 'hey, I don't have much stand over height', you know"-T. Ellsworth

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