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Kamik champlain zipper broken

So how do I get a zipper replaced or repaired on this boot

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You may be able to fix it.... if it is just separated work the zipper head all the way down then use a pair of pliers gently squeeze the zipper head, top to bottom. Then run the zipper.

If the zipper is missing teeth or is unsewn ... take it to a shoe repair place and get it fixed or replaced.

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Testimonial: "Thank you very much. I took it to a shoe repairperson and the zipper cannot be replaced without compromising its waterproofing. So we are bypassing that with a securing velcro strip. Should work fine since I'm after functionality and not looks. Thanks again! Brent"

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