Cowboy boot heel peeling off?

Discussion in 'General discussions' started by BayouHuguenot, Nov 19, 2019.

  1. BayouHuguenot

    BayouHuguenot Puritan Board Doctor

    I just inherited a pair of cowboy boots. They have rubber soles/heels. The heel on one pair is beginning to peel away. Should I use gorilla glue or take it to a boot repair shop?
     
  2. G

    G Puritan Board Junior

    Depends on your budget. I would personally get a tube of liquid nails. Have some old rags handy for clean up.

    P.S. I fixed an old pair of motorcycle boots with epoxy. The soles lasted longer than the top of the boots.:detective:
     
  3. Phil D.

    Phil D. Puritan Board Junior

  4. BayouHuguenot

    BayouHuguenot Puritan Board Doctor

    Thanks. I looked around town and there is a reliable guy who can fix it for under $20.
     
  5. ZackF

    ZackF Puritan Board Graduate

    In any case...antifungal spray!!!
     
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  6. BayouHuguenot

    BayouHuguenot Puritan Board Doctor

    It floods in my part of La. on a semi-regular basis. This spring I was sandbagging on the Ouachita River just north of Monroe. I had some steel-toed Justin Boots and I was chest deep in river water (probably not the smartest idea, what with the cottonmouths and all). When I was done the soul had entirely peeled off of my boot! I actually hate to think what kind of water I was wading in for several hours.
     
  7. Pergamum

    Pergamum Ordinary Guy (TM)

    It's too hard to fight in cowboy boots unless you are Chuck Norris.
     
  8. ZackF

    ZackF Puritan Board Graduate

    I can go all night with the Chuck Norris sayings. :)
     
  9. ZackF

    ZackF Puritan Board Graduate

    Cottonmouths...I had to google it but they’re what we called Water Moccasins up hear.
     
  10. Pergamum

    Pergamum Ordinary Guy (TM)

    Sorry you lost your soul.
     
  11. ZackF

    ZackF Puritan Board Graduate

    But I’ve keep my hands and fingers because I’ve never been dumb enough to go noodling. Never been bit by a WM either.
     
  12. Pergamum

    Pergamum Ordinary Guy (TM)

    Is WM short for White Man?
    And don't knock noodling til you tried it! ;)
     
  13. ZackF

    ZackF Puritan Board Graduate

    WM = Water Moccasin.
    For the record I haven’t been bit by a white man either.
     
  14. Pergamum

    Pergamum Ordinary Guy (TM)

    Water moccasins are less dangerous I hear from the media.
     
  15. jwithnell

    jwithnell Moderator Staff Member

    Glad you could find a place to fix your boots. If they were passed down to you, they must be some boots.

    Cottonmouths have a rep for being aggressive, but in my experience, they just stand their ground which I completely respect. Eastern diamondbacks are the only snake I truly loath -- ugly, smell bad, dangerous, and mean as a snake.
     
  16. G

    G Puritan Board Junior

    They make good for crushing skulls!:D
     
  17. Pergamum

    Pergamum Ordinary Guy (TM)

    But if you crush them you cannot drink wine out of them later at your banquet on your throne made out of bones.
     
  18. ZackF

    ZackF Puritan Board Graduate

    I’ve only had snake once and it was rattlesnake some thirty years ago. So tasty may be one redeeming quality.
     
  19. Brian R.

    Brian R. Puritan Board Freshman

    There truly is nothing (outside of bad theology) excluded on the Puritan Board!
     
  20. ZackF

    ZackF Puritan Board Graduate

    Every square inch......:)
     
  21. VictorBravo

    VictorBravo Administrator Staff Member

    OK, Jacob. At the risk of sending this thread into solar orbit, tell me that if your boot has a soul, at least it is not immortal, right?
     
  22. BayouHuguenot

    BayouHuguenot Puritan Board Doctor

    Before I started this thread I thought to myself, "I need to make sure I spell sole correctly."
     
  23. Edm

    Edm Puritan Board Freshman

    Cotton mouths that I have experience with have been both ways. I've seen them on logs just sit there when you passed and I've seen them cross a pond to come towards me fishing on the other side.

    Copperheads, ive had come after us too while backpacking, and they are almost always in pairs. Rattlesnakes have been the least aggressive . They rattle and either leave or I do.
     
  24. ZackF

    ZackF Puritan Board Graduate

    Rattlers are indeed defensive. Hence the rattle. They want you to go away. I’ve never been chased by one. I would be freaked out if water moccasins came after me. The father of a girl I dated told a story of them dropping out of a tree into his boat. I wouldn’t need to be poisoned if that happened to me. I’d vapor-lock and fall overboard.
     
  25. BayouHuguenot

    BayouHuguenot Puritan Board Doctor

    Don't shoot at them with the shotgun if they are in the boat.
     
  26. Logan

    Logan Puritan Board Junior

    But if you do, make sure you shoot a second hole so the water coming in through the first one can drain out.
     
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  27. G

    G Puritan Board Junior

    If you’ve never seen this
    Video, then you are missing out Bill Dance!:
     
  28. ZackF

    ZackF Puritan Board Graduate

    Don’t worry. I will have dropped the gun in the water due to fright. Providentially one may get conked in the head when that happens.
     

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