Mailport July 2013 Issue

Mailport: July 2013

Curing Hardened Soles

I also have an inventory of slippery boat shoes caused by hardened soles (PS Advisor, May 2013). I have had very short-term and limited success with sanding the bottoms. Recently, I tried a product on my boat shoes that I use to fix heavy wear areas on my running shoe soles: Shoe Goo, purchased at ACE Hardware. Using a putty knife, I apply a thin layer, and traction is restored, typically for about three months.

Don Doerr,
Orbiter, Backcove 29,
Merritt Island, Fla.

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Comments (1)

I fully agree with PS's response here and use of more logical metric system. The relative numbers are far more important then the units, and psi would be wholly inappropriate. We may have a sense for a few hundred psi, but what is 50,000 psi? And since the US Imperial system does not scale easily, we would be force to use something convoluted like tons per square inch. In American engineering schools, material science is taught with megapascals because it is widely used and of appropriate scale.

Posted by: DAMON L | July 14, 2013 6:59 PM    Report this comment

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