Need a Quick Shoe Fix? Here Are the 8 Best Glues for Shoes


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Whether its party heels, ballet pumps or sneakers, shoes are made to be worn and lived in. Over time, our favourite pairs—no matter how carefully we treat them—inevitably end up in disrepair. But don't toss that pair just yet. There are fortunately a handful of products that are designed to salvage your most beloved shoes. Breathe new life into your most-treasured pair with one of the eight best glues for footwear on the market. Keep reading to see our favourite picks.


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1. Shoe Goo

True to its name, Shoe Goo is designed specifically for use on footwear, and it's hands down one of the best shoe glues for just about any style. Shoe Goo dries clear (a must for maintaining seamless colour), and the glue remains flexible even after drying. This product's good for everything from detached soles to broken heels.


2. Gorilla Glue

Another top pick for DIY shoe repair is Gorilla Glue. This ultra-versatile product is waterproof and temperature-resistant. It's also a good choice for harder shoe materials like wood and metal. This is another glue that dries clear (aka it won't affect the item's appearance).


3. Ripcare Shoe Glue

Made in Germany and used by skateboarders all over the world, this shoe glue is mostly used for trainers, vinyl and rubber. Available in 3 different colours, the water repellent and elastic formula makes this a great option.


4. Shoe-Fix Shoe Glue

Another product designed specifically for shoe repair, Shoe Fix Shoe Glue is a great choice for virtually any shoe material. Some of our favourite features are how quickly it dries and the clear, waterproof flexible result.


5. Gear Aid Shoe Repair

One of the more heavy-duty glues on our list, Gear Aide Shoe Repair is suited for structural shoe repair projects (such as reattaching soles or toe caps). This is a good choice for work boots, athletic shoes, and hiking boots.


6. Haekim Trainer Glue

We like how easy this one is to control, the soft tube design with the added precision tip makes the glue easy to squeeze out. Plus the fact that its slow-drying and a stronger waterproof function than others is always a winner in my book. 


7. Boot Fix Glue

Yes it's more premium in price in comparison to the others but take a look at the reviews and its nothing but praise. Used by the professionals, this boot glue will soon become your go-to. This version also works on shoes and sandals too. Add to basket.


8. Geist Leather Glue

If you're looking for glue that is water based and doesn't leave any residue this should be on your radar. Great for a DIY option when it comes to split leather on a shoe between the sole and the upper. Great for those of us that are new to the shoe repair game, the narrow tip makes it easy to apply. 



1. Anti Slip Sole Protector

2. Cedar Wood Shoe Trees

3. Trainer Wipes

4. Wax Polish

5. Sheepskin Insoles

6. Protector Spray

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 This story was originally published on Who What Wear U.S. and has since been updated.

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