The sole of this shoe has come apart. It's a man's outdoor shoe.
The rear part of the sole became unstuck after months and months of
prising the shoe off using the heel rather than undoing the laces. Big
What type of adhesive would a shoe repairer use to fix this?
Thanks to my discount store I have lots of contact adhesive, UHU clear
glue (like Bostik), white PVA, runny superglue, and that sort of thing.
Which adhesive is the most suitable to re-attach this sole?
Yes, it's a paste often supplied in tubes and it can be used to repair
holes or cracks in soles as well as re-attaching heels and soles to
uppers. The make I used to see being used was "Bison" and IIRC it was
sold as "Bison shoe repair paste". I can find a materials data sheet for
But I can't see anyone in the UK selling the stuff (not online at
least). Woolworths used to stock it, but Woolies have changed a lot of
their line up recently - most of them don't seem to sell the range of
glue, shoe soles and repair materials that they used to.
Ah, hang on it looks like it has been re-born as "liquid rubber"
(Amazon.com product link shortened)
I'm sure there are other/cheaper sellers if you have good look around.
Use Barge Cement. It's what the shoe repair shops use.
Trust me, it's absolutely the best for shoe applications.
Sometimes available in tubes at shoe repair shops, but if not, try one
of these online shops:
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