How To Fix Leaky Rain Boots For Less Than $5

by BUST Magazine


Are your lil’ piggies sloshing around in your favorite rain boots? No need to toss your shoes just because the seams are leaking—aquarium sealant ($4.98 for 2.8 oz, is here to save the rainy day. Waterproof and strong enough to hold a damn aquarium together, this glue is also non-toxic, so it’s perfect for resealing your puddle stompers.


To use, make sure your boots are completely dry and wipe the insides out with a dishrag or paper towel to remove any dirt. Wear disposable gloves or a plastic bag over your hand, and apply the sealant along any leaky seams inside the shoe. Use your finger to press the sealant into the seam and smooth out any bumps. Hold the shoe together firmly for as long as you can stand (about 15 minutes or more). Drying time depends on the brand, but it typically takes a couple of days for the sealant to fully set. 


By Callie Watts

This article originally appeared in the October/November print edition of BUST Magazine. Subscribe today

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