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Can You Repair a Hole in FiveFingers?

by Brian Patterson » on Feb 22, 2011 7

Our friend on Twitter, @alfonsaur, tweeted us the sad pic below, asking if we had any advice on how to go about fixing a small burn hole on the FiveFingers big toe.  We told @alfonsaur that we’d pose the question to our super-smart community, so we ask you:

How would you repair these FiveFingers?  Duct Tape?  Shoe Goo?  A patch and sewing kit? Let us know what you think in the comments!


  1. andrea

    February 22nd, 2011 at 12:58 pm

    Traditional sewing will further damage the fabric. I’d consider a wetsuit patch. Not quite the same material, but it’s worth a go.


  2. admin

    February 22nd, 2011 at 1:00 pm

    Good Idea, Andrea. I found this one on Amazon that might work out:


  3. Paula

    February 23rd, 2011 at 2:48 am

    In the Netherlands you can buy iron-on patches for normal clothes, I think those would do ok too. I’m quite sure they also come in stretchy fabric.


  4. Emily

    February 26th, 2011 at 10:08 pm

    Best product for fixing footwear woes is Freesole. It’s a glue that dries to a hard rubbery consistency, so it holds really well but still puts up with flexing and stretching. I’d recommend a small patch over the hole, and seal it on with Freesole. A patch alone will very likely peel up on the edges. Iron-on is super tricky because it’s really easy to melt the nylon further.


  5. Eric

    October 05th, 2011 at 8:26 pm

    For the small hole shown above I would use what is called clear or invisible thread which is strong and unnoticeable.


  6. D Templeton

    October 30th, 2011 at 10:48 am

    Sewing seems to work on these types of holes. Of course, as Andrea suggested some type of wetsuit patch like Aquaseal along the seam would strengthen it. Ours haven’t needed it, though.


  7. elastic

    February 08th, 2017 at 6:51 pm

    my five fingers have a hole between the toes. How can I repair these?


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