So many times, I have bought shoes in which the insole has come loose, so
that every time I remove the shoe, the insole gets pulled out of place.
Usually, these insoles are made of some kind of fairly stiff, very
lightweight foam-like material with a fabric surface. Can anyone suggest
the best type of glue to stick them down with (permanently)?
Some ideas that have occurred to ne include: spray adhesive, cow gum,
double-sided carpet tape... Any suggestions? What have you found to be
easy, mess-free, and durable?
Pritt stick - doesn't work for long.
I might try some spray-on adhesive.
Thing is, I'm not going to buy an adhesive just for this job, so it
will be what I already have.
Grips Like Shit or silicone, perhaps? I doubt PVA will do it.
The glue doesn't usually fail, but an over-rigid glue overloads the
foamy lower surface of the insole and it's that that breaks first.
Copydex - bit more elastic than most. Expensive these days though, and
it doesn't keep for all that long.
Otherwise your favour Evo-stik alike, and just keep re-doing it as
needed. Evo-stik 528 if you have to buy it (a workshop stalwart), or
Evo-stik Timebond as the nicest to use. Otherwise the same solvent-
based PU glue for shoe undersoles, if you already have it open.
Yes, AFAIK, that is just latex 'rubber solution' - the same thing as the
old 'Cow Gum' (which may or may not exist any more). It was fairly ideal
for this kind of job, due to its flexibility.
Thanks also to the other responees.
They're different. Copydex is natural rubber in water (with the
help of some ammonia), but Cow Gum uses naptha as a solvent instead.
I think Cow Gum is a different rubber too, to give that clean rub-off
of dried excess that made it so useful for graphics work.
My d/g misty window, became a nice clear, s/g window in the bat of an
eyelid! The outer pane shattered when I tried to drill it. It was safety
Not to worry; I will replace the whole window soon. I don't much like the
broken one, anyway. The style is wrong for the house.
replying to Al Shahadie, Dawn Arrington wrote:
I just used rubber cement. Apply to the shoe AND insole. Wait until rubber
cement is tacky. Then put together. The bond is very good. You might have to
redo in the future, but it looks like it'll last for a good long while.
I think after 5 years Mr Shahadie might have thrown them away?
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