What can Shoe Goo repair?You can use to repair soles, toe caps, loose insoles, torn leather side panels - really, pretty much anything. I saw a kid once, and I swear there was more Shoe Goo than shoe on his feet.
How to use Shoe GooThe area that you are going to fix should be clean and dry.
- For a tear - apply some goo to both sides, and wait a few minuets. Then, put the ends together. Wait around 10 minuets or so, and then if you want to add another layer, feel free.
- For a hole - the Shoe Goo website suggests putting some tape over the hole on the inside (like duct tape, or packing tape), and then applying goo on the outside. This is to keep a bump from forming on the inside. But, make sure you take the tape off in under 2 hours, or it'll become a permanent part of the shoe!
Once you have done your repairs, wait at least 24 hours - maybe even 2 or 3 days - before you do anything with your shoes. You want the goo to be good and dry. You can speed up the drying with a hair dryer set on low, but I don't recommend it. It's easy to mess it up, and it gets boring standing there holding a hair dryer that long.
Shoe Goo tips and tricksFirst, try adding shoe go to areas that you know are going to get wear, before the area gets completely worn though! So, the ollie panels on the sides, the toe cap, and any other place that you see ripping through or wearing thin, apply Shoe Goo there first!
Second, the Shoe Goo guys at Eclectic suggest using an ice cube to smooth out the surface of the Shoe Goo before it dries. The goo wont stick to the ice.