I'm experimenting with a way to extend the life of Wiley cross wraps that seems to be working.
The wraps always fail at the top of the cuff. The rubber begins to craze at the stress point and then all it takes is one small split and the whole thing blows out. This season I coated the stress point of the wrap with Shoe Goo. (If you aren't familiar with Shoe Goo, let me introduce you to the best fix it tool since duct tape. It's a vinyl gel that is used to repair sneaker soles and other rubber goods.)
It's a challenge coating the wrap without glueing the wrap to the toe or heel pieces, but with clamps and/or wedges you can separate the wrap enough to let the gel dry. It seems to be working like a charm. I think I'll have to recoat it from time to time. The Shoe Goo patch is ugly but it beats having to replace the wrap.