Intersport Elverys Product Repair Services | Ireland

As part of our Sustainability Strategy, Intersport Elverys wants to make sure you always have access to professional repair services in Ireland for your products.

General wear and tear is extremely hard to avoid so there are situations where shoes, boots, clothes or home gym equipment, for example, may need some work.

If they are out of warranty or past their return date, then the last thing we want you to do is throw it out and unnecessarily to landfill.

In this blog we are going to share with you some of our favourite repair business’ and services for all your product repair needs.

Firstly, if you haven’t heard of iFixit, the you really need to. They have created an amazing and free communal manual repair guide for nearly everything you can imagine. You should never take broken for an answer!

Running Shoe/Football Boots Repair

You will save yourself a lot of money by repairing old running shoes or football boots.

With the right tools and skillset, you can probably do it yourself – this is a really helpful guide from iFixit for running shoes, sandals and more.

But if you’re willing to invest for the long term, there are a lot of really-talented craftspeople out there right now.

Irish Footwear Aritst, The Shoe Dr, is gone viral on social media for his repair work on cycling shoes, football boots, running shoes and sneakers. His work is so worth checking out.

It’s also worth checking out Sneaker Surgery Dublin too.

The YouTube video below will also show you some neat tips and tricks for some DIY repair.

Home Gym Equipment Repair

Home gym equipment is expensive, so when things go wrong there can be a lot of anxiety!

For more information on our Home Gym Equipment Warranties, check it out HERE.

Thankfully, there are some brilliant repair services in Ireland that can help you out in no time.

Here’s a list of Home Gym repair services.

We recommend GymFix for your treadmill and home gym repairs.

While we always recommend getting a expert, we know there are some people out there who would like to do it themselves.

It’s worth checking out this blog on how to fix common treadmill problems.

Or take a look at the video below.

Clothing Repair

Intersport Elverys is focused on becoming fully circular as a business by 2050 and the circular business model is hugely important in clothing.

It’s amazing how easy it can be to repair sports apparel if you know how, and with the EU now working on making this easier, has there ever been a better time to learn.

Don’t miss this full breakdown of clothing repair manuals from iFixit HERE. 

If you’re in Dublin, check out this Best Clothing Repair Services near you.

Wearable Tech

Fitbits, Garmins and other smartwatches are expensive pieces of equipment.

And if you don’t have warranty on them, it can be a serious financial blow when something goes wrong.

iFixit have a great selection of manual repair guides for various smartwatches HERE. 


If you like this blog, why not check out more of out product repair blogs such as How to Fix a Zipper that came off?

Or you can check out our full list of Sustainable products by following the link below.

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How to Fix a Zipper that Came off

It can be frustrating, and costly, when you pull a zipper off your favourite jacket, so knowing how to fix a zipper that came off is a neat skill to have.

Not to mention the positive environmental impact you will have by not throwing away the piece of clothing just because of a broken zipper!

Believe it or not, fixing that zipper at home is easier than you thought.

In this blog we are going to show you how to do just that and all you need is pair of pliers and some top stops or square tabs to get your zipper moving again.

We’ll show you how to fix your zipper slider, as well as quick fixes to complete the fix and keep the slider in place.

Your zipper will function normally once again.

How to Fix a zipper that came off

Removing Zipper Teeth to Get the Pull Back On

How to Fix a Zipper that Came off

  1. If your zipper pull is broken, buy a new one.
  • You’ll need to purchase a replacement slider if the one you already have is damaged and not functioning properly. A replacement zipper slider can be purchased from a craft store.
  • For optimum results, be sure to purchase a replacement zipper pull that is the same size and design as your previous one. Bring the previous one along so you can compare.

Most craft stores also provide zipper repair kits that come with everything you need to replace the pull, add top stops, and add square tabs as necessary. The new zipper pull, stop tabs, and/or top stops must be purchased separately in the event of a malfunction.

2. Use pliers to remove the zipper’s teeth from the end.

How to Fix a Zipper that Came off

You will need to remove some of the fabric from the zipper’s end in order to reattach it. With the use of a pair of pliers, remove each zipper tooth one at a time. Once the fabric has been exposed by roughly 2″ to 3″ (5 cm to 7.6 cm), stop removing teeth. [2]

  • The least quantity of fabric must be exposed in order to reattach the zipper pull. This will be nearer 3″ if you have a large zipper pull (7.6 cm). If your zipper is small, you might only be able to expose a couple of inches.
  • Before you remove the teeth, think about the condition of the zipper. If the zipper is wide open, you must remove the teeth at the zipper’s base. You must remove the teeth from the top of the zipper if the zipper is closed.
  • Make sure the cloth is exposed to the same degree on both sides of the zipper. You can have trouble putting the pull back if not.

3. Place the zipper pull on the material.

How to Fix a Zipper that Came off

Depending on whether the zipper was open or closed when it was removed, the pull will be in a different direction.

  • In order to steer the pull away from the zipper if the zipper was open, slide the pull onto the fabric upside down.

If the zipper was shut, position the pull so that it faces the zipper and slide.

4. Pull on the zipper’s sides above the pull.

How to Fix a Zipper that Came off

You must pull on both sides of the fabric above the zipper pull to move the zipper pull from the fabric section of the zipper to the zipper part of the zipper.

  • As a result, tension will be produced, pulling the pull towards the zipper teeth.

Till you hear a click, keep pulling. This shows that the zipper pull is once more on the teeth.

5. Once the pull is attached again, check the zipper.

How to Fix a Zipper that Came off

To test the zipper’s functionality, try moving it up and down a few times. It should be simple to zip up and down once the zipper is placed back on the teeth. You might need to start afresh and try again if it is crooked or not moving.

Before you attach the end with a fresh top stop or square tab, be sure the zipper does not zip off the track once more.

Part 2 Adding Top Stops and Square Tabs

  1. Think about whether square tabs or top stops are preferable.

To stop your zipper pull from coming off the zipper again after removing some teeth, you will need to replace some of the teeth with top stops and/or square tabs.

  • Top stops are tiny components that fit on one zipper side.
  • Square tabs are more substantial components that span your zipper, bridging the gap between the zipper sides and preventing the zipper from falling down on both sides .
  • The best zipper top stops are those that block the zipper slider from coming off again while still allowing you to open and close the zipper.
  • The best zipper bottom stops are square tabs because they will stop a zipper from coming off and close the gap created by missing teeth. These tabs are also referred to as zipper bottom stops.

2. Using pliers, press a top stop onto the zipper.

Place the top stop directly above the first tooth at the top of your zipper if you want to add a top stop to prevent your zipper from coming off the slider at the top.

  • You’ll need to have the zipper slightly open in order to achieve this. Use the pliers to crimp the top stop into place once you’ve placed it where you want it to be .
  • As you pull on the top stop, be sure it is secure and won’t move or come off.
  • To make sure the zipper won’t fall off the track once more, place top stops on both sides of it.

3. Place the prongs of the square tab.

Take a square tab and poke its prongs through the fabric of the zipper on both sides if you want to use it to fill the gap at the bottom of a zipper.

  • Just below the zipper’s bottom teeth, insert the prongs. When doing this, make sure the zipper is closed. Turn the garment or fabric over after pressing the prongs through, then use your pliers to bend the prongs inward .

Make sure the prongs are firmly crimped down so that the tab is held in place and the prongs are flat. The prongs must be flat in order to avoid snagging or scratching objects on your skin.

4. Finito!


We hope you found this helpful and that it might save one more piece of clothing going to landfill.

Why not have a look at our Sustainability Hub while you’re hear?

You can learn about some of our Strategy and initiatives or check out our Sustainable products to buy.

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Win a NordicTrack Treadmill worth €2000 | humm x Intersport Elverys

Intersport Elverys is delighted to partner with humm to give you the chance to score a top of the line NordicTrack Treadmill worth €2,000!

What better way to motivate yourself for winter, smash those fitness goals or perhaps even gift it to a fitness friend – the choice will be yours!



  • Spend €50+ online or in-store at Intersport Elverys
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*Must be an Irish resident/citizen aged 18+ to apply for humm. Subject to assessment and approval. Fees, terms and conditions apply. Finance provided by FlexiFi Europe Limited.

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After you register, every eligible purchase is one entry to win!


**The promotion is open to entries from 00.00 (GMT) on 12 November 2022 until 11.59 (GMT) on 30 November 2022. The Promoter reserves the right to alter the promotion period.  The Promoter accepts no responsibility for the delay or failure in the submission of entries or for any entry not received during the promotion period for any reason**

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Christmas Gift Ideas for a Runner 2022

If you’re looking to find the perfect Christmas gifts for the runner on your life then look no further.

Intersport Elverys is Inspired By Running this Christmas 2022 and we’ve pulled together every runner’s wish list this Christmas – just for you.

So read on to find some of the best gifts for the runner in your life.

We’ve got other blogs with gift guides for the men, women and kids in your life – check them out right here. 

Nike Running

Can you even mention the word running without associating Nike in it?

The Nike Running ranges are always cool, sleek and packed with performance.

For winter/spring running, this slick ladies Black Nike Essential Jacket combines water-repellent fabric and hooded coverage for the ultimate protection.

For those ladies who like to hit the trails, this Nike Dri-Fit Element Trail Running Mid-Layer top in blue is geared for rugged, tough conditions.

For the men, don’t miss this Nike Repel Miler Jacket in black, made from 100% recycled fibres and built with repelling water in mind.  Or these Nike React Pegasus Trail 4 Running shoes ?

Check out our full Nike Running Range HERE.

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Elverys Energetics Run

The Energetics Running range is comfortable, breathable and environmentally friendly.

For the men, we’ve got Energetics Jim IV Running Jacket featuring DRY PLUS® ECO technology, which helps to keep your body dry and comfortable during all outdoor activities.

While this yellow Energetics Aimo II Yellow top is affordable, comfortable and effective.

For the ladies, check out the Energetics Jess IV Running Jacket, for maximum comfort and protection against the elements, plus it’s at a great price!

This Energetics EEVI II T-Shirt is flying off the shelves too, so get it while it lasts!

Don’t forget to check out the full range below or HERE.

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ASICS always stands out from the crowd and their Lite Show and Winter Run collection is really making moves this Christmas.

This ladies’ ASICS Lite-Show Running Jacket in purple is one of the most popular running pieces this winter and it’s easy to see why. And if you really want to make yourself of herself look the part, complete the look with the matching Lite Show Purple leggings.

For the men, the new ASICS Novablast 3 lite-Show Running shoe are simply stunning and will offer serious performance to your running.

ASICS have also released this amazing Winter Running Hoodie, which is lightweight but offers plenty of protection with unbeatable style.

There is so much more too, so don’t miss out on the full ASICS range right HERE.

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Brooks Running

Running is more than just a hobby for Brooks and their top products represent that.

This year they are making sure you’re as safe as possible when out on your run with the likes of the mens Brooks Run Visible Tight in black or the Brooks Run Visible Thermal Hoodie in white.

Likewise, Brooks are determined to make women runners every bit as reflective.

Check out their Brooks Run Visible Half Zip in white or these Run Visible 6″ Shorts with sweat-wicking material and useful pockets.

Check out the full range of Brooks Running HERE.

Wearable Tech

For something very special this Christmas 2022 get them the gift of motivation with a new running watch or headphones.

It will provide them with everything they need to keep on track and motivated for the 2021 running season.

In terms of gifts for a runner, they are right up there with the best!

Check out the latest range in Garmin, Fitbit, Aftershokz and STAT Sports HERE. 

Running Shoes

Probably the most important cog in the wheel of a runner!

A good pair of running shoes is so, so important and we have an incredible pick for you1

For something different, why not take a look at the amazing new Hoka range?

These women’s Brooks Glycerin 20 Reflective Running Shoes are their softest cushioning for supreme comfort and distraction-free miles.

ASICS have been a leading provider in running shoes forever, and their new Kayano range is another market leading product that you should try.

Furthermore, you got to check out the Under Armour HOVR Machina range.

Check out our full range HERE. 

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You’ve checked your list twice and you’ve realised you’ve forgotten the stocking fillers!

Pick up the essentials for runners such as compression socks, hats, gloves and headbands. Or other great gifts such as the Power Bands to help with their warm ups and cool-down.

Check them out right HERE.


You can check out our full Christmas Shop HERE or below.