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JEE

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Recommendation for a glue to repair shoe soles!
« on: October 18, 2015, 08:48:46 AM »
Have Dexter 8's shoes and have trouble keeping the non-slide sole of my push off shoes or the right shoe (rt handed bowler). Have taken it to a shoe shop and had them glue it on, used shoe goo and gorilla glue and it still comes loose. Just wondering if anyone has tried another glue that might work better before I have to get a power step from Dexter. 

 

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Re: Recommendation for a glue to repair shoe soles!
« Reply #1 on: October 18, 2015, 08:55:31 AM »
If you already had the shoe maker glue it, and that came off, I think it's time for new shoes.

I've used Goop as opposed to "Shoe goo" on mine, and it stuck "like glue" until it was abused. Once it reaches that point, you really need another solution.
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Re: Recommendation for a glue to repair shoe soles!
« Reply #2 on: October 18, 2015, 10:23:48 AM »
The strongest glue I've used for anything is PVC Pipe Cement. Here's an example:
 
http://www.nationalbuildersupply.com/weld-on-pvc-cement-750-half-pint-can-with-applicator-cap-13753/p473886
 
When the handle on my 4-ball bowling bag separated, I tried super glue, gorilla glue, and a few other "magic" glues that were supposed to hold anything. None of them held up to the stress of rolling and tugging balls around. Before giving up, I tried some PVC pipe glue I had for repairing my sprinkler system. The stuff completely bonded the handle. I don't know how well it would adhere to shoes, but it's worth a try.

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Re: Recommendation for a glue to repair shoe soles!
« Reply #3 on: October 18, 2015, 07:21:56 PM »
Thanks might try it, I was also thinking about Liquid nails.

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Re: Recommendation for a glue to repair shoe soles!
« Reply #4 on: October 19, 2015, 12:26:39 AM »
If  you have tried multiple glues, your glueing surface is probably "ruined".  It probably won't accept any glue now.   But you might try good old contact cement and follow directions on use.   Clean and rough up surface as best you can.

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Re: Recommendation for a glue to repair shoe soles!
« Reply #5 on: October 19, 2015, 04:35:44 AM »
I had the same problem.  A fellow bowler said I needed "contact cement," but I could not find anything that met that description in the store. 

I ended up getting one called "Loctite," which said it was for vinyl, fabric and plastic."

I figured this would work because I was glueing the fabric (non-velcro) side back onto the plastic sole.  The glue worked great, and it helped my problem a little, but the problem I had was that, even though I glued it back together, the velcro side of the sole was no longer sticking to the shoe.

So I had to replace the sole with a new one and that solved my problem.

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Re: Recommendation for a glue to repair shoe soles!
« Reply #6 on: October 19, 2015, 08:27:04 AM »
I had a shoe repair place take the Velcro off and glue the sole directly to the shoe. I think most everyone that has responded has had the same problem as me, I think I'm going to buy the power step sleeve and have a shoe repair glue it on and see if that does it. 

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Re: Recommendation for a glue to repair shoe soles!
« Reply #7 on: October 19, 2015, 10:47:34 AM »
gorilla glue
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Re: Recommendation for a glue to repair shoe soles!
« Reply #8 on: October 19, 2015, 11:00:38 AM »
Just bite the bullet and get a new pair of shoes!
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Re: Recommendation for a glue to repair shoe soles!
« Reply #9 on: October 19, 2015, 07:13:06 PM »
Guys,

If a shoemaker, a cobbler's glue won't hold the sole and last together, what makes you think some other kind of glue will do the job properly??? Don't forget, you need flexibility, when the glue dries, as well as holding the two parts together.

As one other poster already said, the two parts are probably no longer in good condition to be "glued" together. Both parts need to be clean of all old glue and other foreign materials before the process can correctly begin.
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