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Birkenstock Repair?

Started 1367648226.41 in All About Shoes | Last reply 1367897814.827 by kismet

I have a pair of Birkenstock Milano that I purchased several years ago. The leather is separating on the side from the cork. They are not worn out at all. Is there any glue I can get to repair this area. Has anyone used any glue on the cork and leather area? I feel this may be a one time glue opportunity and want something that I know will work. Any suggestions?

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madcity4111367648731.2735005 PostsRegistered 8/11/2007
There is a product called Kelly's Cork Renew. My DH got some for his Birkenstocks from a local shoe store.

kismet1367650911.903740 PostsRegistered 2/6/2005

I do have the cork renew from birkenstock but didn't think that is what holds the leather to the cork. I never used it and still have it. Do you think the birkenstock cork renew is the same as what your husband got?

madcity4111367651898.185005 PostsRegistered 8/11/2007
Not sure if it's same as the product you are using. It sounds like yours is a Birkenstock product, and my husband might be using a generic one.

kismet1367725033.97740 PostsRegistered 2/6/2005

I put some of the birkenstock cork renew between the cork and leather and hope it holds. Will wait until tomorrow to see if it dries and holds. I thought maybe I would need a really strong glue to hold it. My grandfather use to make shoes and repaired shoes and I remember seeing him use glue and it had a really bad smell. I imagine something like that would work. Just don't know what it was. Hopefully what I have will work.

Desi11367728507.0615011 PostsRegistered 6/9/2007Ma

Birkenstock makes a glue sealant in addition to the Cork Renew. I got it but for sealing, the Renew is more pleasant. The glue would be better for you, and shoemakers and probably even Walmart sell a version. However, most of my sandals have separated at the side to some extent, and believe it or not, it doesn't affect a thing. They don't fall aprt, it doesn't change the feel, so if you want to ignore it, it's probably fine.


violann1367752197.9113977 PostsRegistered 12/12/2004
I have an old old old old pair of Birkenstock clogs with a faux leather upper, and crazy as it sounds, my experience has been the same as Desi. For a while I was afraid to wear them, but one day I put them on just to wear around the house and found that they were separating just to a certain point and no farther. Whether faux or not, they're very well made shoes.

I didn't come here to argue.- Peg Bracken

kismet1367897814.827740 PostsRegistered 2/6/2005

I used the birkenstock cork renew on my sandals and it seems to hold. Don't know if it will last.

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