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shoe glue?

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by Lovett, Jul 17, 2014.

  1. Lovett

    Lovett LawnSite Member
    Messages: 246

    The rubber bottom tread on one of my shoes is starting to peel off at the tip where the toes are. These shoes may be too late to salvage but in general I was looking for ideas of a way to put back together shoes when the rubber bottoms start to seperate. I know all shoes are made different and may require a unique solution. Your thoughts, experiences, ideas, and insight on the subject are welcome. Could it be worth it to use a specific product that gets shoes back to a previous workable state?

    And by the way I walk around alot on uneven ground and slopes with a weed eater and blow sidewalks, stairs, etc at many apartment complexes. I currently have New Balance All Terrain and yes they aren't the best, but pretty decent.
  2. 93Chevy

    93Chevy LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 40,126

    I've tried this many times and it never works for me. Take them to a shoe repair guy. He'll re-seat it properly.
  3. LawnGuy110

    LawnGuy110 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,105

    I used super glue on an old lair of boots once. I think it was just regular old suoer glue then put oressure on em for a day or so with weight inside the boot. It worked for about a year before it started to come undone again.
  4. windflower

    windflower LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,099

  5. Nate'sLawnCare

    Nate'sLawnCare LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,001

    Find some ShoeGoo, it works very well.
  6. rlitman

    rlitman LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,745

    Shoe Goo is ok. I've used it to fix a duck boot where the rubber was tearing.
    But a shoe repair guy has much better stuff. He'll likely rip the whole sole off, sand it down to two flat clean surfaces that can properly be glued together, and then use something like Barge Cement.
  7. TTS

    TTS LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 615

    I usually use a debit card to get the new shoes but sometimes when I'm feeling frisky I use cash. Only exception is my red wings I've had forever. They get resoled when they need it.
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  8. Lovett

    Lovett LawnSite Member
    Messages: 246

    Thanks all, nice variety, keep 'em coming.
  9. redmax fan

    redmax fan LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,505

    ive had same issue on my cheap coleman hikers for years and tried many fixes then found the shoe goo to be a very good fix , at least short term as ive only been using the repaired boots about a month

    my friends a roofer and said get some ' solar seal ' , they use it to caulk windows n stuff . hes a big time do it your selfer type thats done thousands of self fixes so i take his opinion seriously
  10. Lovett

    Lovett LawnSite Member
    Messages: 246

    Welp put some Shoo Goo on these New Balance and they have held up thus far the past few days.

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