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Repairing a small tear on UGGs

fluffer_nutter 94 26 December 20, 2012 at 06:02 AM
Does anyone have suggestions on repairing the leather on a pair of UGGs? My daughter has a small tear on the upper toe area. I am OK with paying for the repair. I purchased the boots on Amazon using my Amex card, so was able to get a 100% refund through Amex's purchase protection program. So I could go out and buy another pair of UGGs, but would want see if its feasible to repair the damage.

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try to find a good shoe repair store. I found this one google that has before and after pics, so it is possible. http://njshoerepair.com/UGG_Boot.html

I also found this:
Generally, repairing rips in Uggs is extremely difficult and is nearly impossible to do yourself at home! Therefore to repair ripped Uggs, the best course of action is to find a professional shoe repair, or cobblers, who specialize in repairing Uggs. There are actually many specialists who provide a thorough repair service for ripped Uggs, and depending on the amount of work needed, taking your Uggs to a professional for repair is often much cheaper than purchasing a new pair of Uggs.



Rips in Uggs can arise for many different reasons, so depending on where the rip is located, and the size of the tear, this will inevitably affect the price you pay for the repair.



While seams that become ripped, can usually be carefully re-stitched by a specialist to look as good as new, and may not even look as if they have even been repaired. Rips in Uggs which are located in more obvious places such as around the toe and heel area, may require a form of repair called ‘patching’ which might make the repair more visible to the eye. However, repaired Uggs are much prettier to behold than those with rips and tears!
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It will be a visible repair. Any good cobbler could do it. But it will be costly and always be a weak spot.
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Quote from kmoff77 View Post :
try to find a good shoe repair store. I found this one google that has before and after pics, so it is possible. http://njshoerepair.com/UGG_Boot.html
I actually came across them and e-mailed them regarding a pair my dog got ahold of. Was quoted around $100 to repair the boot (mind you it had 2 BAD tears and about 3-4 rips). I almost did it until I found the actual pair I was looking for. It's a discontinued model but I found a store that had a few in stock in the one size I needed so I opted for the $150 new price.
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She was responsible for the tear but you were still refunded in full?
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Quote from prozac4312 View Post :
She was responsible for the tear but you were still refunded in full?
Yes, I got a full credit ($195) on my Amex card. Although my daughter doesn't know how the tear occurred, the claim specialist at Amex didn't have any issues with my request since the damage occurred within 90 days of the purchase.

And thanks everyone for the suggestions. I am going to find a good cobbler in my town for the repair.
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