How To Fix a Rip in Tactical Boots? | The Most Detailed Instructions

One day when you discover a rip on your tactical boots, you feel disappointed and frustrated to learn that it will cost you a few hundred dollars to buy new tactical boots. Or you get angry because your tactical boots haven’t been around for long.

But no, that’s not the end! Believe me, we have ways to fix the rips of any tactical boots.

That is also the reason you are reading this article.

No more time, we’ll show you how to fix a rip in tactical boots.

Let’s start!

How to fix a rip in leather tactical boots?

Usually, tactical boots are made from three main materials: leather, suede, and nylon fabric.

Or tactical boots mixed from leather and suede; fabric and leather; or suede and fabric.

Regardless of the material, however, the tactical boots still get a rip on/ through the surface. But the way you deal with a rip will be different for each material.

In addition, ways to treat small rips are different from how to handle large and deep rips. Do not be subjective, please follow us.

We’ll show you how!

How to fix a small rip in leather tactical boots?

For a small rip in leather tactical boots, do the 3 followings in order: clean, condition and polish.

Here are three basic methods to restore any old leather boots, including tactical boots.

Clean and good condition will help the tactical boot restore its original color, a small rip less noticeable.

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If clean and condition doesn’t completely remove a small rip in tactical boots, then you can polish your tactical boots.

The polish can give your tactical boots new coats that completely cover a small rip.

We have a 3-step tutorial: clean, condition and polish leather tactical boots here!

How to fix noticeable rips in leather tactical boots?

For the rips are noticeable since they are quite a lot, it is very difficult to hide them under a few coats of polish.

So what’s our strategy here? That is to try to smooth out the rip and polish all of them.

All you need to do is prepare a 150 grit sandpaper and a 400 grit sandpaper

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Also, get the horsehair brush, rag , leather cleaner , conditioner  to clean and condition tactical boots.

Shoe polish is also essential to restore the color of tactical boots.

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Then do the following:

Step 1: Clean the surface of leather tactical boots

Use a combination of horsehair brush and leather cleaner to clean leather tactical boots.

Applying leather cleaner to the surface of tactical boots, rub them thoroughly with a horsehair brush until the tactical boots are completely free from dirt.

Then use a clean, dry rag to remove excess leather cleaner and stains.

Step 2: Use 150 grit sandpaper to scrub the area where the rips appear

Yes, scrub thoroughly, using hand pressure to rub all the rip surface.

Don’t just scrub the place where the rips are located, you should also rub the surrounded areas. You should use sandpaper to rub in the direction of the rips.

The process will cause the leather tactical boots to lose color, but don’t worry, we will restore their color by using shoe polish.

Rub until you see that the tactical boot surface is relatively smooth and the rips have faded. However, if you see the rips are gone, skip step 3.

The outcome should be like this: when you touch the surface of leather tactical boots, it feels like you’re touching a suede (a little).

To facilitate the scrubbing process, use a boot tree to stretch the tactical boot surface.

Step 3: Continue to use 400 grit sandpaper to rub on the ripped location

Now is the time to eliminate the noticeable rips, continue to use 400 grit sandpaper to scrub the ripped areas and around them.

Rub until you see the rips have almost disappeared. Now use a rag to remove any residue left on the tactical boot surface.

Note: For deep rips that you can’t smooth out, fill them with the Leather Repair Kits with scratch filler. You can refer to the following products and their instructions to apply them.

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Step 4: Restore the color of leather

Now, it’s time to use shoe polish to restore the color lost from the sandpaper scrubbing process.

Choose a shoe polish that matches the original color of leather tactical boots and perform the polish process as instructed here.

After you’ve polished the tactical boots and they’re completely dry, don’t forget to use some conditioner to protect your tactical boots.

We show you how to condition leather tactical boots here!

How to fix large rips and holes in leather tactical boots?

For leather tactical boots with too big tears (through leather), or have large holes in the surface, it is often challenging to return them to their heyday.

However, with the methods below, you can fix your tactical boots and use them for a long time.

Our strategy is:

1/ Use a piece of leather to paste and cover the entire rip of the leather tactical boot. Where the rip is, we stick leather on it.

2/ Use glue to stick the rip directly

3/ Fill the hole with Scratch Filler

Method 1: Use a piece of leather

You need to prepare the following tools:

Sandpaper, leather glue, and one piece of leather (the color of the leather may match the color of the boots or not)

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Shoe Goo Repair Adhesive for Fixing Worn Shoes or Boots, Clear, 3.7 oz
Shoe Goo Repair Adhesive

Also, prepare the boot cleaning tools as described above.

There are many leather pieces sold separately on the market today to repair torn leather items at home. If the leather pieces you buy already have adhesive, you don’t need to buy leather glue bottles anymore.

Step 1: Clean and use sandpaper to scrub

As you do with a noticeable rip, clean the tactical leather boots, and use sandpaper to rub over torn surfaces until they are smooth (almost like a suede). Swipe down to see more details.

Note that you should compare the width of the spot you sand with the width of the leather. The width of the leather should be larger.

Step 2: Prepare a piece of leather big enough to cover the entire rip

Cut the leather wide enough to cover the entire spot where you sanded.

Step 3: Apply leather glue to the sanded surface

Until the rip and its surroundings are completely smooth and feel quite similar to when touching a suede. Apply leather glue on it.

The glue spreads on the sanded surface.

Step 4: Paste the leather on the sanded surface

Stick leather pads on the surface that has been sanded and glued. Use your hand to stretch the leather and press the leather to the tactical boot surface.

Hold it there for about 2 minutes.

Step 5: Dry the glue

You can either wait for the glue to dry, or speed up the process by using a hair dryer.

But don’t rush to use the tactical boots right away! Leave them under the sun to make sure the glue is completely dry and the leather has stuck to the tactical boot surface.

It’s done!

This method may make your tactical boots a bit worse, but if you are only using your boots for work regardless of looks, then what to worry about?

However, you should let the tactical boots rest for 2 to 3 days to allow the leather glue to completely dry.

Method 2:  Use glue to stick the rip directly

The common problem here is that the rip is still open after you use the glue.

You can use extra tape to solve that problem. Prepare 3 things: leather glue, tape and… your friend.

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Step 1: Apply glue into the open rip

Apply glue evenly to the surface of the rip then use your hand to squeeze the rip to make sure that it does not open.

Step 2: Paste the tape over the rip to keep it from being leaked

This is the time when your friend shows his worth.

While you are using hand pressure to keep the rip open, ask your friend to hold the tear with duct tape so that it doesn’t open.

Apply the tape in a direction perpendicular to the rip. Stretch the tape and press it tightly to keep the rip from leaking.

Then wait for the leather glue to work (dry).

Wait until the glue dries and the rip will no longer open. So you’ve done.

That’s it! If you want to hide this rip, you can follow 2 methods as we have shown in small rips and noticeable rips.

Don’t forget to remove the duct tape and wait about 2 or 3 days. Make sure the leather glue is completely dry before using the boots.

Method 3: Fill the hole with Scratch Filler

With leather tactical boots that have a hole or rip that go through leather, there is another workaround that is to use Scratch Filler.

What you need to do is: prepare a scratch filler and a backing fabric.

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Step 1: Insert backing fabric

Insert backing fabric (or duct tape) behind the rip (inside the tactical boot). The goal is to provide a cushion to give Scratch Filler some support to fill the rip. Make sure Scratch Filler won’t go through the leather and drop inside the tactical boot.

You can use a little glue to stick the backing fabric to the inner surface of tactical boots. Or use your hand to hold backing fabric – create a cushion to pour the adhesive solution (scratch  filler) onto the rip and fill it.

Step 2: Start filling in the rips

Now, let’s pour the scratch filler inside the rip. Because there is a backing fabric as a cushion, you don’t have to worry about the filler falling inside tactical boots.

Note that use scratch filler with the same color as the tactical boots.

Step 3: Use the rag to spread the scratch filler evenly

Finally, spread the scratch filler evenly around the rips, so that when we look at it, the look of tactical boots is as natural as possible.

Or you can wait for them to dry completely, then clean them and polish again as instructed here.

Don’t forget to remove the backing fabric!

Wait 2 to 3 days before using the tactical boot again.

How to fix a rip in suede tactical boots?

Unlike leather tactical boots, you cannot polish or sand to fix rips on suede boots.

As for the rips that go through the suede tactical boots, the most likely way you can do is to patch them up with glue and a piece of suede.

As for the small and translucent rips, you can ignore it or add more matte rips to make your suede tactical boots entirely distressed.

Or another way to get rid of small, faded rips is to re-dye your suede tactical boots.

Here are detailed instructions:

How to fix a small rip in suede tactical boots?

There are 3 ways to solve this problem:

Option 1: Distress your suede tactical boots

One way is that you can add a few more scratches to completely distress your suede tactical boots.

You can use objects like rocks, wire brush, steel wool, or hammer to add more battlefield marks to your suede tactical boots.

Don’t worry, a lot of people have used these methods to distress their old boots, but remember to do it lightly.

Method 2: Dye suede tactical boots

If the rips on your suede tactical boot produce nasty streaks of color, then you can try dyeing your suede tactical boots.

We have a detailed instruction on how to dye suede boots here.

Method 3: Use an eraser or suede brush for the suede surface

The small rips on the suede tactical boot can become dirty and ugly, and you’ll need a dedicated suede brush and eraser to fix it.

You can combine it with the suede cleaner for a thorough cleaning.

Take advantage of the eraser, it is very good at removing the colors from the suede’s fur.

And don’t forget to use the conditioner after cleaning up the suede tactical boots.

Check out more suede tactical boot cleaning instructions here!

How to fix noticeable rips in suede tactical boots?

For rips that are noticeable but not through the suede tactical boot, you may need suede glue to heal the cracks.

Step 1: Prepare

Prepare the 2 most important things: suede glue and tape

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Step 2: Apply suede glue to the rips

Now apply suede glue to the rips and use your hand to press them so that they are no longer open.

Usually, if you don’t apply any pressure to the rips, they will continue to open as the adhesive hasn’t dried yet.

So we need tape to fix them.

Step 3: Use tape to fix the adhesive position

Finally, stretch the tape and then stick it in a direction perpendicular to the direction of the rips, creating enough pressure to keep the rips from opening.

Now all you have to do is wait until the glue dry is finished. Then peel off the tape.

Usually, you should wait 2 to 3 days for the glue to completely dry and then you can use the tactical boot as usual.

You should use the suede brush to scrub and make the suede’s fur smooth after the repair process.

How to fix large rips or holes in suede tactical boots?

For large and deep rips, it is difficult to heal tears with only glue. If they could be healed, they wouldn’t last long.

So, you should use an extra suede patch combined with glue to cover big rips.

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Step 1: Cut the suede and prepare the glue

Cut the suede patch into many pieces so that they cover all the rips. Then apply the suede glue to one side of these patches.

Step 2: Apply the specialized glue to paste the suede patches

Follow the instructions for noticeable rips above, apply glue to the rips and apply hand pressure to close the rips.

Use one hand to hold them stably so that the rips won’t open.

Step 3: Paste the suede patches prepared in step 1

Take the suede patches you have glued on one side, stretch and press them on the rips firmly.

Make sure the suede patches are attached on the rips tightly so that they don’t open anymore.

That’s it! Wait 2 to 3 days for the glue to completely dry and your boots are ready to use!

How to fix a rip in nylon fabric tactical boots?

For fabric tactical boots, the best way to repair rips quickly and effectively is to use fabric repair patches. This specialized product is used a lot to heal rips on fabric.

Treat the rips as soon as possible when you see them on the tactical boots, which will keep the rips from tearing longer and deeper.

Here are the instructions:

How to fix a small rip in fabric tactical boots?

Step 1: Prepare

You need to have fabric repair patches, glue, cotton balls, alcohol. And make sure your tactical boots are clean.

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Step 2: Clean the rips and the areas around these rips

You can skip this step, but make sure your tactical boots are clean.

Moisten a cotton ball with alcohol, then scrub into areas where rips are visible and rub around the rips. This ensures these damaged areas are totally clean, allowing the adhesive to stick more tightly.

Step 3: Determine the width of the tear

Determine the width of the rips and cut fabric repair patches so that they barely cover the entire rip.

Step 4: Paste the fabric repair patches to mend the rip

There are two types of fabric repair patches: one comes with adhesive on the back, you can just peel it off and apply it directly to the rips of tactical boots. The other is fabric repair patches with no glue on the back, so you need to add glue on their back.

Make sure the fabric repair patches are wide enough to cover all the rip.

Use the force of your hand to stretch the fabric repair patches and apply them to the rip. Make sure you apply enough pressure to make fabric repair patches attach to the tactical boot surface.

You can use your hands to rub it hard to make them stick better.

Step 5: Use an iron

You should use the iron to dry the glue of the fabric repair patches, this will ensure they stick and don’t fall off.

Using iron directly on fabric repair patches, but do not iron too long or you can damage the fabric.

Iron these patches like you’re ironing your shirt.

It’s done!

How to fix large rips, holes in fabric tactical boots?

For large and deep rips that penetrate fabric tactical boots, you’ll need more time to stitch them with thread.

Step 1: Prepare

Needle thread, fabric repair patches, glue, alcohol and cotton balls

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Step 2: Clean the areas of rip marks

You can skip this step, but make sure your tactical boots are clean.

Dip a cotton ball in the alcohol, then take it out and rub it into the rips and the areas around them. This will make the tactical boots cleaner and help the adhesive stick easier and tighter.

Step 3: Sew the rip back with a needle

Sew the rips together very carefully, make sure they don’t open again. This is an important step to help your tactical boots stay in shape even if they are long and deeply torn.

Step 4: Paste fabric repair patches cover all rips

After sewing is done, do as you did with small rips, paste fabric repair patches in so they reinforce the stitched rips better, making sure they don’t open.

Stretch fabric repair patches and use hand pressure to squeeze them into the tactical boot surface, where it tears.

Use your hands to rub fabric repair patches to make sure they stick to the tactical boots.

Step 5: Use an iron

Iron the fabric repair patches to dry out the glue and make them stick to the surface of tactical boots.

How to fix a rip in the sole of tactical boots?

The fact that the tactical boot base has rips is not a new thing, but it’s also easy to see if you’ve been using the boot for a long time with great intensity.

There are several types of adhesives that are specially designed to stick rips on the sole and seal them.

Join us to find out the method.

How to fix a rip in the outsole and insole of tactical boots?

During use, your outsole and insole can completely appear cracks. Don’t worry, the solution is very simple.

The fastest way is to use specialized shoe sole glue to remedy this situation.

Buy a jar of soles glue, apply it directly to the cracks or rips of the outsole and use your hand to squeeze the crack (likewise with the insole).

However, there is one thing you need to note that remember to clean the dirt and sand stuck in the rips.

Also, wait 2 to 3 days before using the tactical boots to make sure that the adhesive is completely dry.

How to fix a hole in the outsole of tactical boots?

You need to fill the hole, that’s all, very simple.

Here are the instructions:

Step 1: Prepare

First, you need to prepare: 120 grit sandpaper, Shoe Goo Repair Adhesive, duct tape. And of course, make sure the outsole of the tactical boots is clean.

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Gorilla All Weather Outdoor Waterproof Duct Tape, UV and Temperature Resistant, 1.88" x 25 yd, Black (Pack of 1)
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Duct Tape
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Sand Paper
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Duct Tape

Step 2: Use sandpaper to sand the hole

Use the sandpaper to thoroughly scrub the edges of the hole on the outsole until the edges are rough.

This will make it easier for the adhesive to stick to the hole.

Step 3: Use duct tape to wrap the hole from the inside

In the case the tactical boot has a hole through the sole, you should use duct tape to cover the entire hole from the inside. This way, when pouring adhesive into the hole, it does not go through the sole of the boot.

Step 4: Start pouring adhesive to fill the hole

Fill the hole in the outsole with the adhesive.

To make sure the adhesive evenly spreads the hole, you can use ice to adjust it, as the adhesive does not stick to the ice.

Now, wait until the adhesive is completely dry.

Step 5: Use sandpaper to level the adhesive

Finally, use sandpaper to scrub the hole surface filled with adhesive. Rub until the surface of the dry adhesive is smooth.

You can put on your boots, if you feel normal and comfortable, you can stop rubbing and enjoy the result.

Ah, don’t forget to remove the duct tape!

And done!

You should wait 2 to 3 days for the adhesive to completely dry before using the boots.

How do I fix the sole peel off from the rest of the tactical boots?

This situation commonly happens in old tactical boots, or ones endure intense activity for long periods of time

The method to fix the sole peel off from the rest of tactical boots is also very simple. But it is crucial to choose a good sole adhesive.

Once you find the right adhesive, just apply the sole adhesive directly to the contact position between the sole and the rest of the boots. Then use your hand to press the two parts (the sole and the top of tactical boots) firmly together, and wait for the adhesive to dry.

If your arms are tired and you can’t keep the two parts together for a long time, you can use duct tape to fix the base and top of the tactical boot together.

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Duct Tape
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Shoe Goo Repair Adhesive
Gorilla All Weather Outdoor Waterproof Duct Tape, UV and Temperature Resistant, 1.88" x 25 yd, Black (Pack of 1)
Duct Tape

Stretch the tape with your hand and fix it securely to 2 parts (base and upper) so that the rip between the upper and the sole does not open. (Stick the duct tape in a direction perpendicular to the rip)

While you are waiting for the adhesive to dry, you can use a hair dryer to help accelerate the process.

That’s it!

Wait 2 to 3 days until the glue is completely dry and you can continue using your tactical boots.

There are several ways to make tactical boots look less bad after you’ve patched their rips

I know that after looking at some of the methods above, you’ll say: oh my god, they ruin the look of my tactical boots!

We have a few small suggestions for you to make your tactical boots look less bad:

Inserting stickers: This is probably a good way to hide the tiny rips on your tactical boots, use stickers directly onto the rips.

Paint them: Another way to give the tactical boots a unique look after you’ve patched them is to paint them. Well, I’ve tried it and the result was really SHOCK. But I think my boots are beautiful overall 😉

To be honest, I think that old tactical boots with a few small rips or multiple patch spots won’t cause too much of a problem with their appearance.

Why? Because they are wonderful marks showing the paths and difficulties they have overcome. This is something special that not all tactical boots have.

The rips on tactical boots represent a strong and masculine pair of boots, why do you get embarrassed by it?

Some manufacturers even have to add a few fake rips to their tactical boots to give them a dusty look, so why cover them up? Real tears are created from real trials anyway.

Conclusion

We’ve shown you how to fix a rip in tactical boots, the whole range from small rips to big rips, from leather to fabric or suede.

Do you have any questions or something unclear? Just leave comments below, we’ll answer them all.

Don’t forget to take a photo of your work and send it to us!

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