[Updated on 1 June 2020]
RUBBER SOLE TRACTION TEST
- Tie the shoelace of your shoe to a rubber band.
- Mark a starting line on a smooth floor.
- From a foot away from the shoe, pull the rubber band as close to the floor as possible.
- Measure the distance from the start line where the sole starts to slide.
RUBBER SOLE REPAIR
- Clean the sole of your shoe using water, detergent and an old toothbrush. Let it dry completely.
- Using rough sandpaper, lightly roughen the sole until new rubber is exposed on the surface.
- Rinse off loose particles with water until completely clean. Let it dry and test for improvements. Repeat as needed.