Fix a Zipper, Make a ‘Beer Can’ hat. Follow these Tips.

Tip #3: Make a Protective Toe-Cap for Leather Boots — Lots of leather boots come with rubber toe caps to protect the leather from abrasion in this vulnerable spot, but many don’t. If your boots fall into the latter category and your precious toes are getting scuffed, try this quick, effective solution, which employs a urethane formula from McNett.

DIY boot toe-cap

Step 1: Mark off the area you want to protect with a piece of tape.

Step 2: Lightly scuff up the toe area with sand paper.

Step 3: Wipe your scuff job down with rubbing alcohol to remove debris.

Step 4: Apply McNett’s Freesole Urethane Formula Shoe Repair to the top of the toe, and then use a foam brush, Popsicle stick, or a toothpick to move the adhesive over the entire section. Don’t worry about evening it out. The Freesole will self-adjust into a nice, smooth sheen.

Step 5: Remove the tape after about 30 minutes, then let your boots cure overnight. Done!

Next Page: “How to Remedy a Slippery Sleeping Pad”. . .

Amy Oberbroeckling

Amy Oberbroeckling, an Iowa native, joined GearJunkie out of college and brought a passion for endurance sports as well as a flawless record in arm wrestling matches against famous rock climbers. Find her biking, trail running, cross-country skiing, camping, or tipping back a cold IPA.