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Gear Aid’s Freesole, the Cobbler’s Choice for Shoe Repair, Now Available in Black

The secret is out. Cobblers have been using Freesole® by Gear Aid™ for shoe repair for nearly 10 years and now this heavy-duty adhesive is available in black for the first time. Freesole is a urethane rubber that is tough, flexible and permanent. Impervious to solvents, heat or cold, Freesole will typically outlast the item it is applied to.

“We’ve cut boots in half, re-glued them with Freesole and then picked the biggest guy out of the crowd and challenged him to rip that boot back apart,” said Gerald Craft, consumer marketing director. “No such luck. After 5 minutes of pulling and squirming and sweating, nothing budged. It is quite literally the toughest shoe repair known to man.”

The patented, urethane rubber formula is made from the same material as most shoe soles providing an ideal match. Use Freesole for re-bonding soles and rands, re-building worn heels, seam sealing, waterproofing or making a toe cap. Freesole’s flexible and durable formula will not crack and stays bonded.

Included in the Freesole Colorant Kit is a 1 oz. tube of Freesole shoe repair adhesive, one tube of black Color Sync™ colorant, an application brush and mixing tray. The adhesive works on all types of footwear. From rubber boot repairs to climbing shoes, sandals, toe shoes and rollerblades, repair any type of footwear.

So pull your favorite black boots or shoes out of the trash and breathe new life into them with the Freesole Colorant Kit by Gear Aid. To order now, visit

About Gear Aid 
Part of the McNett family of brands, Gear Aid features trusted repair and maintenance products for outdoor gear. With nearly 100 products designed to fix, repair and maintain the life of outdoor equipment and outerwear, Gear Aid takes care of the gear that takes care of you. For more information, please visit:

About McNett® 
For over three decades McNett and its family of brands, Gear Aid, Outgo®, M Essentials™, Aquamira® and McNett® Tactical, have provided quality, innovative products for the dive, outdoor, sporting goods and military markets. With its unique blend of reliable products and personality, McNett provides the Essentials for Adventure™. For more information, please visit:

Gerald Craft 
Consumer Marketing Director