My son LOVES his rubber boots. We searched high and lo for a natural option for rubber boots, and found
His boots are made of natural rubber outside, with a cotton interior, and the sole is really flexible. I like minimulist shoes that mimic barefoot walking. These only cost $14.99 and the sole is really bendy and not too think, so hopefully my son's feet are allowed to feel the ground and are strengthed as he walks.
Anyway, he's had these boots for just under 6 months, and each boot has developed a crack in the rubber, which of course lets in water. The cotton lining is thankfully still intact.
Any ideas on how best to fix these boots so he can get back to merrily splashing in puddles?
I am nearing the same issue with our two year old son. He hasn't raged any shoes enough yet to wear them out but I suspect this will be the year. I wonder about some kind of caulk maybe? I am really not sure but its been on my mind and that is the furthest I've gotten. I'd love to hear others thoughts/ your solution.
I have found that E-6000, an industrial strength rubber cement that can be found in craft stores, works well for this. I have extended the life of shoes and boots by a year or two each time. It will not last forever, but can be reapplied. The areas where you would be using it are the highest stress points anyway, so nothing is going to last forever.