How to I save soles of comfort shoe from disintegrating?

by Herta

I have these rather expensive Wolky sandals. To my horror I discovered that one of the shoe's sole is getting soft and looks like it's starting to crumble. How can I save it. Too late to take them back.

  4 answers
  • Pjo26908388 Pjo26908388 on Sep 01, 2018

    I would contact the manufacturer as wear is one thing and desinigration a defect. Reputable companies stand behind their brands. With a polite manner on your end it will likely be resolved. Especially since it is just one of the shoes.

    A professional shoemaker may be able to re-sole your shoes. It's frustrating to have this happen to a comfortable shoe. I hope you find a solution.

  • Vimarhonor Vimarhonor on Sep 01, 2018

    I have had this happen too, its the compound they are using to make the rubbery soles. Ive had it happen to expensive Blundstone and MBT. I ubderstand some Danskos are crumbling too! Writing to the manufacturer didnt help in my case. I thew my boots out, I hope someone has a solution for you!

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    • Vimarhonor Vimarhonor on Sep 03, 2018

      Kae- It’s frustrating and no consolation when there’s no manufacturers suppport in their product integrity and lifespan.

      I’ve recently seen something I’ve never seen before, on resale sites in listings some sellers are even going so far as stating shoes are in great condition and function now but tomorrow they could fall apart. Thats horrifying and true. Sadly we are not alone this frustration with shoe or boot failure. We need to avoid the PU sole!

  • Cheryl Cheryl on Sep 01, 2018

    Wonder if shoe repair people have dealt with this? Maybe take the shoe to a repair shop, see what they can offer.

    • Herta Herta on Sep 03, 2018

      As this sole is thick and molded, I am sure nothing can be done except not buying that brand anymore. It's really not right, as these shoes were not cheap. It once also happened with a pair from The Walking Company. I wrote to them, but there was no positive response.

  • Mary Mary on May 27, 2023

    Happened to me also. Both soles completely crumbling away.