Traditional Archery Discussions on the Leatherwall

Shoe repair glue

Messages posted to thread:
Boxcall70 14-Jan-21
Wild Bill 14-Jan-21
Phil 14-Jan-21
Beauxhunter 14-Jan-21
Taz 14-Jan-21
BowAholic 14-Jan-21
blind squirrel 14-Jan-21
jimwright 14-Jan-21
4nolz@work 14-Jan-21
Wudstix 14-Jan-21
stony 14-Jan-21
Eric Krewson 14-Jan-21
MikeT 14-Jan-21
Phil 14-Jan-21
Bootaka 14-Jan-21
aromakr 14-Jan-21
Riverwolf 14-Jan-21
nineworlds9 14-Jan-21
John Horvers 14-Jan-21
fdp 14-Jan-21
M60gunner 14-Jan-21
JamesV 14-Jan-21
Backcountry 14-Jan-21
WalnutBill 14-Jan-21
Billy Singleton 14-Jan-21
1/2miledrag 14-Jan-21
Seahorse 14-Jan-21
Stoner 14-Jan-21
Andy Man 14-Jan-21
MCNSC 14-Jan-21
highplains 14-Jan-21
nock nock 14-Jan-21
Rik Davis 14-Jan-21
hunterbob 14-Jan-21
M60gunner 14-Jan-21
Bowlim 14-Jan-21
The last savage 15-Jan-21
Zbone 15-Jan-21
Fletch 15-Jan-21
fdp 15-Jan-21
Sasquatch73 15-Jan-21
From: Boxcall70 Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 14-Jan-21

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These are my favorite archery shooting boots in warm weather and fall.had them forever.need to do some heel repair.what's a good glue.used another type years ago and it got brittle and crystallized., thanks,dan

From: Wild Bill
Date: 14-Jan-21

For that particular repair, Shoe Goo.

From: Phil
Date: 14-Jan-21

Any impact PU adhesive will be fine. Just make sure the surfaces are clean and dry.

From: Beauxhunter
Date: 14-Jan-21

X2 shoo goo

From: Taz
Date: 14-Jan-21

Liquid nails , and a C-clamp . Trim excess when it’s fairly firm

From: BowAholic
Date: 14-Jan-21

clean it out as much as possible...shoe goo is the best stuff for that repair.

From: blind squirrel Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 14-Jan-21

Shoo goo

From: jimwright
Date: 14-Jan-21

Barge Cement, it's made for just what you have.

Date: 14-Jan-21

It none of that stuff works I've try them all works for awhile until they get wet again although I never try liquid nails that sounds good

From: 4nolz@work
Date: 14-Jan-21

Gorilla Glue,clamp,wipe off excess with acetone before it dries

From: Wudstix Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 14-Jan-21

2x barge cement

From: stony
Date: 14-Jan-21

Barge cement its what shoe makers and repair shops used. Recently repaired my grandsons favorite boots.

From: Eric Krewson
Date: 14-Jan-21

Barge is more for leather than rubber, none of my similar repairs that I did with Barge held up for more than a few days.

I just stuck on a delaminated rubber sole back together on my walking shoes with Shoe Goo. I had used it on my running shoes 30 years ago and it held up well if I remember correctly. The jury is still out on my current repair.

From: MikeT
Date: 14-Jan-21

MikeT's embedded Photo

When I`m making leather stuff, I use this stuff alot. A little 4" tall bottle like this is about $6 at home depot

From: Phil
Date: 14-Jan-21

Before we go all overboard in recommending Shoe Goo, it might be worthwhile remembering that Shoe Goo contains Toluene which is very good a turning brain tissue to mush and Tetrachloroethylene which is quite good at clogging up your lungs.

From: Bootaka
Date: 14-Jan-21

E6000 or Gorilla Glue is what a cobbler recommended me. The E6000 is less messy and dries clear, I have zero complaints. I fixed a pair of boots few years ago, still holding through summer heat and winter snow.

From: aromakr Professional Bowhunters Society - Qualified Member
Date: 14-Jan-21


I sounds like your from California, where everything in existence is known by the state to cause Cancer or some such disease.


From: Riverwolf
Date: 14-Jan-21

Barge !

You can give a bead of gorilla superglue around the seams after it dries . You can ace bandage around the shoe to hold the fix with pressure till the barge cement dries also . USE IN A WELL VENTALATED AREA !:^)

Barge will stay flexible for life , which in a shoe/boot = what you want. Best with the quest Dan .

From: nineworlds9
Date: 14-Jan-21

Barge cement works great for this purpose

From: John Horvers
Date: 14-Jan-21

Barge cement has been used forever or glue on new soles.

From: fdp
Date: 14-Jan-21

The cement that is used in shoe repair and making actually comes in a blue and white can. It isn't exactly the same formulation as the standard stuff.

From: M60gunner
Date: 14-Jan-21

I have used shoo goo on my wife’s tenny runners for years. I clean up the rubber with soap and water. Dry it with my heat gun. Apply the glue and use a spring clamps to hold it tight.

From: JamesV
Date: 14-Jan-21

Shoe goo is great stuff and smells just like the shoe repair shop when I was a kid.


From: Backcountry
Date: 14-Jan-21

the new formulation of Barge cement doesn’t seem to work as well as the older stuff. I’ve had poor results reglueing the toe caps on some Under Armor hikers.

From: WalnutBill
Date: 14-Jan-21

I've had good results using Loctite shoe glue. It's somewhat more expensive than shoe goo but seems much more durable, with better bonding. It's made in Germany and is available at Wal- mart.

From: Billy Singleton
Date: 14-Jan-21

I like E6000 for a repair like that

From: 1/2miledrag
Date: 14-Jan-21

If I eat a box of crayons I probably will get sick. In the same vain, don't shove the shoe goo up your nose!

From: Seahorse
Date: 14-Jan-21

I've tried them all. Go with E6000 and you won't believe the results. Shoe Goo never holds up as well. The rubber was peeling off the toes of my hiking boots recently. I tried rubber cement on one toe and E6000 on the other. Guess which one peeled off the next day and which is still holding strong, as always.

From: Stoner
Date: 14-Jan-21

Shoe goo

From: Andy Man
Date: 14-Jan-21

? Dry wall screws :>)

Date: 14-Jan-21

Being a southern guy I’d try bailing wire and duct tape first. I once glued a pair of boots together with a two part epoxy that was made for rubber. Don’t remember the brand or where it came from but it lasted many years. “If ladies don’t find you handsome they should at least find you handy” Red Green

From: highplains
Date: 14-Jan-21

being a avid fly fisherman and tennis player you can't go wrong with Aquaseal,been using it for years ,use it on all my hiking boots and wading boots ,pretty much the best.put it in that big crack than use some tape to hold it closed ,set it on its side overnight.

From: nock nock
Date: 14-Jan-21

Shoe goo.

From: Rik Davis
Date: 14-Jan-21

E-6000. Used it for years.

From: hunterbob
Date: 14-Jan-21

Yep contact cement. I repaired a pair of mine and its still holding. Clean both surfaces prop open and put glue on both sides heat it up till its not tacky and then put together.

From: M60gunner
Date: 14-Jan-21

I see some folks found a use for the E-6000. I remember when it was touted on here as a fletching glue. So I tried it, what a waste of time not to mention 36 feathers.

From: Bowlim
Date: 14-Jan-21

I should be shoe goo or barge, but the best luck I have had with a sole failure is 5 minute epoxy. Didn't expect it to work or last.

From: The last savage
Date: 15-Jan-21

Highplains beat me to it,, aquaseal is unbelievably good stuff, i used it on my whitewater cataraft nosecone, rock solid. You believe this, the nosecone takes a hell of a beating .

From: Zbone
Date: 15-Jan-21

Shoe Goo rocks...8^)

From: Fletch
Date: 15-Jan-21

Black silicone, from a "grease gun" applicator?

From: fdp
Date: 15-Jan-21

There are actually glues made by Loc- Tite and other folks that are made just for this purpose.

And Shoe Goo isn't the top choice among folks who do that

Just sayin'.

From: Sasquatch73
Date: 15-Jan-21

Aqua seal shoe glue or Loctite shoe glue. That looks like an easy fix.

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