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Shoe Goo

Discussion in 'Survival/Preparedness Forum' started by wjv, Jan 17, 2017.

  1. wjv

    wjv Zip It Stan Lee.. . .

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    A few days ago I was taking off a pair of boots that I have owned for many years and the glue that secured the sole to the shoe let loose. Almost two thirds of the sole separated from the shoe.

    Remembering that I had some Shoe Goo I applied a liberal amount onto the top of the sole and used some spring clamps to hold it all together. Waited 24 hours and then took a q-tip and applied some more Shoe Goo to the seam where the sole attaches to the shoe. Waited another 24 hours. As a side note: I noticed that it smells just like the old model glue that I use to use as a kid.

    Have to say that the Shoe Goo REALLY works! The shoe is as good as new. When Shoe Goo dries it remains flexible so you don't have to worry about breaking the adhesive bond by wearing the shoes and walking/running. The stuff really works.

    At ~$3.50 a tube it really pays to keep a tube or two around for emergency shoe repair when running to a store may not be possible.

    I usually find Shoe Goo in the shoe dept at Walmart/Target and similar stores.
     
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  2. quake

    quake Millennium Member

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    Thanks, I'll try to remember to pick some up. Over Christmas, one young family member needed his 'slides' fixed and the best thing I had on hand was contact cement, which I didn't know how well it would work. When I saw him again this week, he said it was still holding, but I still think I'll check out the goo.
     

  3. Dr. Bill

    Dr. Bill

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    Some years back I worked a few years in a Walmart's shoe department. A guy from New Zealand came in and bought every tube of Shoe Goo we had. He said they couldn't get it down under, and everytime he came to the US (once a year) he bought as much as he could find to take back with him. He loved the stuff.
     
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  4. wiskeyVI

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    Shoe Goo ROCKS!!!
     
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    Is good stuff. I did a nearly seamless repair in a flap cut in the linoleum in an old apartment.
     
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    Shoe Goo is excellent for all kinds of things. And also - don't ignore your local "Show Repair" or cobbler place. Those guys rock.
     
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    FireForged Millenium #3936 Millennium Member

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    I think you convinced me .. gonna get some
     
  8. Maccabeus

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    Worked great for me when I had a pair of Tevas (which I use for canoeing or when on the water) that were starting to delaminate. Good as new.
     
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    Pew Pew

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    Its illegal in New Zealand because people huff it. He is a Shoe Goo dealer!
    :holysheep:
     
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  10. glockzilla10mm

    glockzilla10mm SAFETY PIN CRITIC!! Lifetime Member

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    mac66 Huge Member Millennium Member

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    I've fixed a couple pair of hiking boots and tennis shoes with the stuff. Definitely extends the life of the shoe/boot you use it on.
     
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    BLACKDUST Mr .Joshua

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    It works pretty good
     
  13. quake

    quake Millennium Member

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    Fwiw, I bought one tube each of the clear stuff and black stuff. Used the clear stuff on some old boots that had several separations in the sole, and the black stuff on the shoes I'm wearing today. Works stunningly well; I really thought the boots might be too far gone to save, but they're doing fine.

    Thanks for the heads up, I plan to buy some more just to have on hand.
     
  14. wiskeyVI

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    Wow...I had no idea they made it in black!
     
  15. michman

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    I used some to fix two small leaks on a camelbak water bladder worked well and still is working
    2 years later and no ill effects to me yet anyway lol
     
  16. Grayson

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    Just giving information....

    Silicone sealant works great on sneakers.

    Just did this again a few weeks ago, still holding well.
     
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    Use the Clear RTV Silicone. It is adhesive as well as a sealant.