How to Fix a Hole in a Rubber Boot? (Step By Step Guide)

How to Fix a Hole in a Rubber BootRubber boots are in trend nowadays and they have proved their worth in the market be it in terms of durability or comfort or other features as keeping the feet dry.


Even when man is mortal, how can you expect your rubber boots to last forever?

Surely, they won’t and can go through wear and tear after months or years.

What if they get a hole or puncture in them?

Will you throw them at once a go for a new pair?

Certainly not, right?

Therefore, in this article, today I am going to tell you what exactly you need to do to fix holes in your rubber boots because that’s what most likely to happen often in your rubber boots.

What you need to do is just hang on to this page for another couple of minutes and scroll down:

Quick and Easy Hacks to Fix Holes in Rubber Boots

Thank god you don’t need to invest a great amount in repairing the holes in your rubber boots because it can be done using some basic items and in a very less time. Just follow the methods given below:

Method 1:

When there is a hole in your boots:

Adhesive patches 1 pck
Rubber cement 1 pck
Glue  1 pck
Applicator  1

Step 1:

Clean rubber boots with cloth

First of all clean your boots with a wet cloth and then dry it nicely. It will ensure that no dust is left inside the hole to be repaired.

Step 2:

With the help of the applicator apply the rubber cement in the hole of the boot.

Step 3:

Take the adhesive patch and apply glue on it for extra durability. Let the glue dry to some extent. Wait for 5 minutes.

Step 4:

Place the adhesive patch over the filled hole and press as much as you can to ensure a tight grip. Rub over the patch to ensure that the hole is tightly sealed.

place the adhesive patch and boot ready to wear

Step 5:

Let the area dry for 10 minutes. Your boots are ready for wear.

Method 2: 

When there is a hole or puncture or crack in the rubber boots:

Gear aid aquaseal

Shoo goo repair adhesive




Duct tape

1 pck

1 pck




Step 1:

Take a bowl and make soap-water solution.

Step 2:

Take a piece of cloth a dip it in the soap solution and clean the boots especially the area to be repaired. Then dry to boots nicely.

Step 3:

sandpaper rubber boots

Take the sand paper and rub on the area in and around the puncture or crack or hole. This will make the surface rough and ensure the glue sticks nicely to the area of the boots.

Step 4:

duct tape around hole

Take the duct tape and cover the area around the hole leaving 5 inches gap. This will prevent the glue from spreading to the rest of the areas.

Step 5:

With the help of the applicator apply any of the glues mentioned in the list in the hole. Make sure that the glue covers that 5 inches area around the hole so that future work is saved.

Step 6:

After glue leave rubber boot to dry

Let the boots dry overnight. Open the duct tape and using the sand paper smoothen the glued area as per the surface of the boots.

Congrats! You are done with the process.

Method 3:

When the size of the hole is larger than a coin:

This process would demand some hard work and time from you because this is no easy task. We would suggest visiting a cobbler for this types of holes but still if you are not in a mood to go to the shop and have great patience level, I would be happy to share the process with you:

Boots  1
Piece of similar color rubber 1
Sewing needle 1
Nylon threads 1
Adhesive  1 roll

Step 1:

Take the boots and clean them dry with a piece of wet cloth.

Step 2:

Take the piece of same color rubber and cut it in to the size slightly bigger than the hole.

Step 3:

Apply adhesive on the piece of rubber and stick it on the area of the hole.

Step 4:

Now with the help of the sewing thread and needle sew the piece of rubber over the hole to ensure it doesn’t come off in a short duration.

Voyla! You are done!

Before we say Good Bye:

Rubber boots are really expensive and a must if you live or work in wet and rainy areas.


Rubber boots gives the best and maximum waterproofing to your feet.

But in the process, they might certainly develop holes in them and now you know what to do if your boots have one such hole in them.

Just follow the methods given above and your boots would be ready to keep your feet dry once more.

But still…

If you are not sure how to carry out the processes, just take the boots to your nearest shoe shop or cobbler and get them repaired or else you will end up damaging your expensive boots.

That’s all for today…

Meet you guys in the next article.

Till then…

Stay safe…

Stay healthy…

And keep walking.