I remember when I was first trying to learn how to kickflip, my new shoes ripped so much that I started to injure my foot! This problem has never went away, and I would always end up walking around with huge tears and holes in my shoes. I tried using shoe goo, however it never had the same grip, not to mention that it was a pain in the ass to apply. There had to be a better way. This is when I came up with the genius idea of making patches out of the same material that the shoe is made of. This idea worked out better than expected. It worked so well, that I am still wearing the original one after 2 months! I used to have to buy new shoes every couple of months, which drained my wallet. Now all I need is a few of these patches to have my shoes last me more than a year. I started to make some for my friends, and it worked great for all of them. This is when I came up with the idea to start selling them.