5 Stars By Niilo T. on 2017-04-27
This Stuff Really Works!
Holy cow this stuff is awesome!
I have these really nice sandals which I bought from Target a couple of years ago. I love them, but the manufacturer changed the inside and I don't like the new ones, so I'm trying to keep my old ones going as long as possible. The thing is, I wear them so much that the soles always end up cracking, right across the bottom from left to right. Previously, I've had to throw them away, but then someone recommended Shoe Goo, so I thought I'd give it a try. WOW! This stuff seriously works wonders!! It sealed up a huge crack across the soles of both sandals, and they're now as good as new!
This stuff really does work. I just squeezed a glob along the crack in the sole, pushed it shut and held it for a few minutes, then left the shoes for 24 hours. The Shoe Goo dried but still has pliability so the sole can move and stretch as I walk. Excellent!
5 Stars By benjamin bannister on 1969-12-31
Good Solution For Shoe Repair And Preventative Care
I had a "shoe cleaning and repairing weekend" and finally got a chance to use Shoe Goo.
I wanted to use this to help waterproof, and repair, a whole batch of shoes. Because I wanted to do delicate repair work, I bought some e6000 applicator tips so I could create smaller goo. And honestly, one should be included with each package.
— APPLYING —
To use, puncture the silver top with the cap, and squeeze. The goo comes out slowly so you don't overdo it, and if you are good with your hands it's easy to apply on your shoes.
I used mine three ways: 1) sealed all around a shoe where the rubber meets the fabric, to help water proof it, and to keep the fabric and rubber glued together; 2) added layers of rubber to worn out bottom soles; I added three layers over time; 3) sealed any holes and cracks wherever they may be.
This stuff initially cures fast; you literally have under a minute to scrape and make it look nice before it starts curing the way it looks. Learn to apply a little at a time so you know how fast this works. It takes about 24 hours to cure, and the packaging says up 48-72 hours for a maximum cure based on the materials it's goo-ed to and the temperature.
Once it cures, it feels pretty tough and stable. If you wish, you could also layer on additional coats for extra protection and durability.
— COLORS —
I love having both a clear and black option. I used the black for my black-soled shoes, and the clear when I don't want it obvious that there is glue on my shoes. They both dry as a glossy finish. But once you start wearing your shoes and dust and dirt get on them, the goo becomes a matte finish and looks more natural.
— SUMMARY —
This is a wonderful product. It has brought old shoes back to life for more use, and that is what makes it worth it. Recommended.
5 Stars By randy d on 2017-04-13
This stuff is a miracle substance in my opinion. I have used it not only to repair some shoe delaminations, but to waterproof headphones, close a snag/cut in a microfiber shirt by putting a thin layer on the back side, secure the ends of some fragile electronics cables that want to come apart at the connector, form feet on the bottom of a slick desk tray. I keep a tube in the car, one in the garage, and one in my office. BTW, I originally bought it to build up the toe on a disc golf shoe because I drag my toe. Now I put a small metal washer on there and use the Goo to glue it in place, which it does until the washer wears all the way down to paper thin, and then I replace it. It works great for the original need, and so many more things. I have learned that to keep from getting it all over your hand, you just apply it to the area from the tube, and then use just a WET finger to smooth it into place.
5 Stars By Jon Robert Wilson on 2017-04-14
the black goo isn't super aesthetic. The shoes I used them on are ...
As other posters have said, the black goo isn't super aesthetic. The shoes I used them on are already not very aesthetic themselves, so it's not an issue. But the soles have held very firm through several uses. Since applying the goo, another part of the sole has come loose on both shoes. I'm not sure if it was because of the slight difference in the thickness of the front of the sole that worked the rest of the sole loose, or if it was just a poorly made sole to begin with and maybe it would have come loose on its own eventually. In any event, the place where I goo-ed the sole is still holding, so as soon as I goo the other parts, I'm sure the soles will have plenty more life in them.
5 Stars By Chauncey on 1969-12-31
Quite Possibly One of the Greatest Adhesives on the Planet
This is the answer to all of life's problems. Sure, it fixes and protects shoes. No question about it, it accomplishes that incredibly well. But it also stops leaks in rain gutters, holds siding in place, patches pants, attaches patches, and so much more. This stuff is an essential arrow in the quiver for more than just skateboarders. That said, as a skateboarder, this stuff triples the life of my shoes that would otherwise be torn to shreds in a couple of weeks. This stuff is easy to apply, dries quickly, and cures into a flexible yet durable bond. Shoe Goo really is the best.
5 Stars By Topaz green on 2017-10-26
very worn soles with good tops. Shoe repair store wouldn't repair that kind ...
Someone suggested to squeeze the goo in a thin layer on the worn sole, and smooth it out with an ice cube! That works so well, I don't use gloves or have any goo on my hands. I'm still working on the shoes so I haven't walked with them yet, but the surface seems very secure. I'm using it on two pairs of black SAS walking shoes, expensive, very worn soles with good tops. Shoe repair store wouldn't repair that kind of sole.
5 Stars By 1inventor on 1969-12-31
A must have in your toolbox.
These are very versatile adhesives, they're not just for shoes either. They can be used to repair certain speaker surrounds and subwoofer surrounds. Ive also used them to repair a car air tube intake that has cracked, worked great!
5 Stars By Michael E Hume on 2014-06-01
after my grandson wore out a brand new pair of shoes skateboarding, I saw you tube video by a skater that uses this stuff. Put it on a new pair of shoes where my grandson wore holes in the old pair. His shoes are still new looking and show very little wear. I used it to patch holes in a large swimming pool after the recommended patch kit came off. Works fantastic.This stuff goes on easy and smooth and dries hard. Also used it to repair two leather belts that were fraying and cut. Great stuff. Gonna always have a couple of tubes around to repair things instead of buying new. Every one should have a tube around the house for quick and permanent fixes. Just wish they made different colors .
1 Stars By Djdc on 2017-07-20
This 1st. I will update to tell you if it works or not in an Update
I will tell you this before I even review the product.
I was applying the product to a shoe last night and about halfway thru I was squeezing
the Goo out and the bottom blew open and a large amount went up my arm on my shirt
and on the counter. Yes! The Goo came out the bottom. Watch OUT.
2.5 hours to clean up.
5 Stars By R. Pritchard on 2017-03-06
Saved an expensive pair of my favorite boots, reinvigorated some arctic mittens with many other practical uses!
I've found Shoe Goo very helpful in fixing mittens, boots and other things that would have ended up in the trash. The only downside, and it's relatively small, is the application process. There's no easy applicator included, so you are left smearing it on hoping to create a neat appearance which is not at all simple to accomplish. But highly functional.