So as promised, a post not about jeans. I had had these converse for about 6 years and so had worn right through the soles and they had many cracks and tears. Despite this I had developed a strong attachment to them. While I was at Robert dyas looking for sewing supplies I saw some Stick on replacement soles and decided to have a go at it. It's not too hard to do and they have held so far thanks to the extra sticky stuff they come with. I decorated them with some dye pen coloured iron ons and some stitching and used some superglue to repair the cracks and peeling bits. Pretty happy with the result.