I've worn holes on the outsides of my Cruzers. I got some iron-on canvas patches that I applied. I tried to back up the adhesive with stitching. However, this was pretty difficult to do because 1) the Cruzer material is pretty thick, 2) it's difficult to get the needle the whole way through because of the spatial constraints of the inside of the shoe and 3) I suck at sewing. Needless to say, the patches have already fallen off.
Does anyone have any experience fixing these shoes? How did you do it? Did you use a sewing machine?
I had two pairs, really wanted to love them, lace ups and slip-ons. Both fell to sh*t with pretty mild use. I was able to fix them by applying massive amounts of SHOE GOO to them, it was lame. The stitiching blew, the soles blew, the canvas blew, no bueno.
The new 5.10 approach pro has been the best replacement, low profile shoe to stuff in backpack after multipitch climbing, but good quality and sticky dot rubber. Never looking back at te cruzers!