lots of folks seem to ask about repairing boot soles, or having them resoled. the process is exactly the same either way and its really pretty dang easy to do. i did my homework and found out the long time honored glue is barge, its nothing more than a contact cement that remains flexible. i'm sure its slightly different chemicals than rubber cement buts prolly not much. the process is just like a inner tube patch where you apply some glue to each piece and let it dry tack free, then assemble. please excuse the crappy pics,,, i dont know what my phone is trying to focus on. so here goes,,,, everybody likes a project !!! after removing the toe guard simply rip and pry the sole off the boot sanding by hand will work just fine, somewhat course paper, no rocket science here i went with the grinder and flap disc,,,, very light pressure, all you want to do is get to clean surface, old glue is fine as long as its clean and fresh looking, it will be sticky if you do it right and not take off any rubber this is the glue you want,,, BARGE all purpose cement. you wont find this at the box store, ACE prolly wont even have it. it might be an online buy for some of you, for me i found it at my local Tandy leather store. so here's the moment of truth,,,, its really just like a inner tube patch. you apply a thin layer to both surfaces and let it dry tack free (check with your knuckle not fingertip). i spread it with a chip brush, worked fine. i also tried a foam brush, that worked well also. i wanted to try the scotchbrite side of a dish sponge but didnt have one handy,, i think that might be the best way to spread this stuff thin and uniform. cobblers use a brush so nothing wrong with that. when its tack free, carefully aligh the parts,,, you can slide the sole a little bit once its down but you'd be hard pressed to lift it back off the boot, so take your time here and roll it on starting from one side,,, i started at the heel. when its down press firmly all around, i also employed the hammer with firm blows all over the sole to help really press it on and try to get everything adhered well.i also went around the boot edges with a pair of pliers just to really get the edges down and uniform. ta da!! you did it! there ya go,,, i aint no expert cobbler but i did some homework and found the right steps to take and glue to use,,,, its really a simple job.