1/2 Cent Sole-Swap...pt. 1

Discussion in 'Nike Retro' started by pdigiti, Dec 19, 2009.

  1. pdigiti

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    Just want to say this was a labour of love and was definitely not easy! But, for those of you who have both and were even considering it, it is possible,albeit a lot of work!
    Special thanks to MAYHEMGATZ for all the tips/support throughout the process.

    So, how to do it? You'll need a few things:
    1. heat gun (preferred) or strong hair dryer
    2. acetone
    3. nail file/butter knife
    4. gloves (protection from heat) *optional

    Start at the carbon fiber middle and apply heat until you can work your nail file in. Once you've started to loosen up, continue heating up towards thetoe area and slowly work the sole off. The adhesive will start to break down as you continue applying heat. As you lift more of the sole off, begin applyingacetone with Q-tip. This will help to weaken the adhesive more and make things a little easier as you go.

    *WARNING*!!! Once you get to the heel area, THIS IS THE MOST DIFFICULT AREA TO WORK AROUND!!!. YOU ABSOLUTELY CANNOT APPLY TOO MUCH HEAT OR YOU WILL DAMAGETHE AIR BAG. You have to apply a little heat, then acetone and work slowly and methodically. Plus, because the heel area has a spongy layer underneath it,it'll be that much harder to peel off. Continue using your nail file until you're through.

    Once you've removed all four soles, be sure to clean off the surfaces of the underpart of the shoe to ensure proper adhesion once you re-glue the solesback.

    MAYHEMGATZ used ShoeGoo I believe and applied a thin layer to a section of the sole at a time in order to hold it in place. This will probably take time persole in order to ensure it holds well. You'll want to let it set for at least 48 hrs. before you start to wear them.

    Anyways, I'll have the silvers up sometime next week:

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    IMOP, these would have flown out of the stores had Nike put a clear sole on the blacks.

    peace
     
  2. airpenny1

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    I'm diggin these
     
  3. blaze1141

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    these iz sick
     
  4. davey5737

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    no joke they look much better with the new sole
     
  5. 9th Wonder

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    Wicked sole swap homeboy, im diggin that!! [​IMG]
     
  6. bigsteeg

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    Amazing how the color of the sole of a shoe can change its look dramatically I like em with the black but these are dope
     
  7. joshness

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    nice job dude, what a difference
     
  8. big jugg shawty

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    thats crazy [​IMG] now lets see what he silver joins look like
     
  9. tha real a2thamos

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    I think those look sweet, I think you should outline the swoosh with silver that'll add a nice touch to it IMO
     
  10. pnoy11

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    Nicely done!
     
  11. r3tro 3

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    Very NICE! Thats Whats UP!! Feelin dem ALOT MO!!!
     
  12. swingshot

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    nice work.

    I wouldn't be surprised if down the line Nike DO release a mostly black colorway with a clear sole.
     
  13. ccb21040

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    look a lot better with the clear sole, nice job homie
     
  14. kickinit102

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    lock this up
     
  15. aj kickz

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    How do the silvers look with the black sole?
     
  16. darkwing duck

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    icey bottoms look farrr better
     
  17. pdigiti

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    ^^^
    How about locking up that Avy of yours...Not a fan of 'Biggest Loser'...
     
  18. 23mcpizzle23

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  19. elpurepecha

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    nice. i still wish i hadn't missed the first colorway.
     
  20. kickz4show

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    dope!
     
  21. kickinit102

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    How about realizing that two posts about the same thing are not needed...Not a fan of 'Biggest Idiot'...
     
  22. t2dae1

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    Nice!! I'm considerin sole swappin da 09 space jam soles with my 2000's!!
     
  23. pdigiti

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    My bad for the double post. Wasn't intentional.

    But all kidding aside, you really need to take your sister off your avy....I think I just threw up in my mouth a little...[​IMG]
     
  24. sloane kettering

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    Good work...very clean....still not a fan of either pair...
     
  25. upandcoming32

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    how can you go wrong with all black foams? and silver foams?

    c'mon Grizz [​IMG]


    lol JP