Best glue to reattach rubber sole?

Discussion in 'Shoes and Apparel' started by Onion, Jan 22, 2006.

  1. Onion

    Onion New User

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    Shoes are brand new, but at least 5 years old (no warranty). The side of the rubber part of the sole near the small toe peeled away from the foam underneath. What's the best glue to get these back in shape? Right now I can't change direction from left to right as the sole will fold under the shoe and slide. It only peeled back about a half inch under the bottom of the shoe.

    Shoe Goo is the only one I even know of. Is that any good?
     
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  2. nViATi

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    Try a hot glue gun. It might work
     
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  3. meh

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    I used Gorilla Glue a couple times, then put the shoe in a C-clamp
     
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  4. PBODY99

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    It works as a patch more than a surface to dissimilar surface glue. How much are these shoes worth ? It is esay to have a major injury if your shoe delaminated at the wrong time. Be very careful. Ben Franklin would be a little over 300 today and said something about being penny wise.
     
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  5. devilish_duke

    devilish_duke Semi-Pro

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    Not that I can't think of any number of reasons for your attachment to the shoe, but I have to agree with PBODY. I've had my share of rolled ankles and shelling out the money for new shoes is a much better option than saving. Your rehab from a severely sprained ankle, health insurance or not, will make up the difference if u sprain it.
     
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  6. LudaKrisKG

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    there is a glue that is designed for such a purpose
    it's called
    shoe glue
    named appropriately
    you can get it at your local shoe store
     
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  7. Douggo

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    One more vote for "buy new shoes." The materials in the shoe degrade over time, regardless of use.
     
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  8. Ronaldo

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    The absolute best IMHO is Kiwi Shoe Patch. Used it back in the days before 6 mos guarrantees and works well. Sell it at Walgreens
     
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  9. mctennis

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    Stuff called " Shoe Goo". It works great. It comes in a tube. Usually at a hardwear store. I bought mine there.
     
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  10. Sharkhark

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    They sell in Canada a line of glue called 'goop'. Different types, shoe goop, ceramic repair goop etc.
    Probably similar to the shoe glue everyones mentioning.
    I just used the goop to repair my golf shoes, that separated just like yours near toe.
    Neat thing is it dries to a clear, so invisible, plus it is hard but still flexible enough that it isn't brittle.
    Good luck.
    Cheers!
     
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  11. c_zimma

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    Gorilla Glue. You can get in at ACE
     
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