mikesglove wrote:You could glue a backing fabric material to the underside of the liner covering the hole, using something like a cotton duck or other sturdy fabric. I use contact cement to glue. Best to read the manufacturers directions and use in a well ventilated area. It's stinky which generally means unfriendly organic vapors. Then cut a piece of leather to fit in the hole and gluing in with the contact cement. This way the surface of the liner comes out flush. If you don't have a stash of vintage leather scraps, I could mail you a few. This is not a hard job if the heel can be unlaced to gain access. If the heel is sewn, it is more difficult but not impossible. You would need some angled dental tools available at most flea markets and places like Harbor Freight.
Number9 wrote:Choose the lighter weight canvas. The heavier it is the more likely you'll end up with a hard spot on the palm. 1 yard will be more than enough. If you have a Joann or other fabric store close to home you can pull it off the shelf. They'll cut you whatever you need, 1/3 of a yard should be plenty for you to test multiple times before you glue it in.
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