Louis Vuitton shoe soles can be repaired and the process is demonstrated in this video by shoe designer and cobbler, Teri Edmonds.  The original soles are made of a petroleum based product which desintegrates over time, leaving the shoes unwearable.  Most shoe repair shops won’t repair these types of soles, but Teri has a special skill at using soling crepe to replace the old material.  Soling crepe is light and easy to manipulate as an artistic  medium.  This project uses barge cement, a razor knife, soling crepe and a screwdriver (to remove the old sole), and all items can be purchased on-line at https://www.teriedmonds.com/diy-supplies/.