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gil
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 01, 12 12:16 am    Post subject: DIY : mending shoes with glue Reply with quote
    

I have a pair of trainer-style shoes, and the sole at the toe has come away from the layers of upper/undersole.
It needs to be stuck back together. It would have been glued with something to begin with (no sewing)

What would be the best glue to repair this with ?
Is Superglue flexible enough ? Or is there some other kind that is as strong but more elastic / stretchy / flexi ?

Frazzled_Barbie



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PostPosted: Wed Feb 01, 12 12:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Cant advise you what glue to use - however can say that when we used superglue we had a slight misshap. Thought the offending shoe was glued and went out a few days later to a large expo.....only been there 10 minutes and the sole came off again. My OH spent the rest of the day slchepping around as trying to walk through 1000's of people bootless was a complete no go

vegplot



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PostPosted: Wed Feb 01, 12 12:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

I suggest a contact adhesive such as EvoStick. You'll need to clean and roughen the surface area well and ensure it's dry and dust free.

There is a product called ShoeGoo but I have no experience of it.

Behemoth



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PostPosted: Wed Feb 01, 12 12:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

i've used evostik and a clamp in the past. Gave about 3 months more life.

Nell Merionwen



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PostPosted: Wed Feb 01, 12 5:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Behemoth wrote:
i've used evostik and a clamp in the past. Gave about 3 months more life.


Dad has done this for me and my siblings in the past. It worked well

Mustang



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PostPosted: Wed Feb 01, 12 8:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

There is a shoe glue you can buy ... Called Bison or similar. It works well. Superglue won't work as its not flexible when it dries.

onemanband



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PostPosted: Wed Feb 01, 12 9:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Another vote for evostick contact adhesive.
Apply to both sides, wait until tacky before pushing together, then clamp / force together for 24hours.
Won't last forever but good enough to be worthwhile.

derbyshiredowser



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PostPosted: Wed Feb 01, 12 12:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

I use a glue called E6000 off ebay , sucessful on shoes and hiking boots as it remains very flexible but sticks to anything.

12Bore



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PostPosted: Wed Feb 01, 12 12:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Just had a flyer arrive from these people.......
https://www.ironmongerydirect.co.uk/Products/Sealants_and_Adhesives/Grab_Adhesives/8079/EvoStik_Sticks_Like_Sht

digit



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PostPosted: Wed Feb 01, 12 2:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Have a look at these, i've had different glues from them and they all work great, https://www.starloc.eu/products.htm

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