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Old 10-17-2019, 07:52 AM
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Default Best shoe glue for a sperry topsider?

Have some topsiders wife uses. 1/2 of the sole has come loose- not loose from the "upper" Part of the shoe but since the sole is in 2 layers, bottom part of sole is loose from the top part of the sole?

what to fix it with?
shoe goo?
shoe fix it
gorilla glue (does it set up hard? need flexible- they have a flex contact cement

any experience?
Thanks

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Buy your wife some new shoes.
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Take it to a place that repairs shoes and boots. Around here, they'd charge about $5 to fix that.
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I use shoe goo often. Most flops don't take the abuse I give them and it works great.
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3m 5200. Why isn't this everyone's go to on tht?

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I've used 5200 to fix shoes before. It actually worked pretty well.
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I've only used shoe goo and have been pleased with it.
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I usually use cash, which I give to a retailer for new shoes....LOL
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Originally Posted by Fordy View Post
3m 5200. Why isn't this everyone's go to on tht?
Perhaps if you have one open, that stuff is spendy otherwise.
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Old 10-17-2019, 02:01 PM
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I used Gorilla glue on a pair of boots that the heel peeled off of. Did it 5 years ago, still using them to chop wood and yard work.
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Only here on tht, some guys buying $500,000 boats and $80,000 pickup trucks to pull them with for cash money, or my favorite ( cash in hand ). And some of us are gluing our damn shoes together.
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armstrong armaflex 520 contact adhesive- don't be a wussy and get the low VOC stuff. Look for the real thing.
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Originally Posted by junepoon View Post
Only here on tht, some guys buying $500,000 boats and $80,000 pickup trucks to pull them with for cash money, or my favorite ( cash in hand ). And some of us are gluing our damn shoes together.
If I spend $80 on flops that fall apart and fix them for $3, what's wrong with that? Wasting $ helps you how?
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Originally Posted by crazybeard View Post
If I spend $80 on flops that fall apart and fix them for $3, what's wrong with that? Wasting $ helps you how?
you notice I said some of us, that means me included. But 80.00 on flip flops, wow
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Shoe Goo. I repaired a pair of dress shoes about a year ago that a cobbler said couldn’t be fixed. Still going strong.
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Originally Posted by junepoon View Post
Only here on tht, some guys buying $500,000 boats and $80,000 pickup trucks to pull them with for cash money, or my favorite ( cash in hand ). And some of us are gluing our damn shoes together.
Selective with what to waste money on. I don’t see an inconsistency.
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OK so where is the next question, how do you prep/clean the surfaces that you glue back together for the repair?
usually lots of dirt or other stuff in there after they start coming apart
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Originally Posted by 99yam40 View Post
OK so where is the next question, how do you prep/clean the surfaces that you glue back together for the repair?
usually lots of dirt or other stuff in there after they start coming apart
Rubbing alcohol on a rag.

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