The Best Shoe Glue?

As we embarked on this journey of making a Professional Grade Shoe Repair Glue available to the common consumer to repair their own shoes, I did my due diligence to discover what other shoe glues were out there. In my opinion, Shoe-Fix and Boot-Fix Glue is the best shoe repair glue for bonding any type of material that's used to manufacture shoes these days.

Consider the other leading adhesive brands marketed for repairing shoes. Google "Shoe Glue" and the whole first page returns results for Shoe Goo. It's weird, right? I was searching for glue, not goo! Anyway, as any current or former skater knows, Goo has its place with shoes when you need that thick, rubbery layer of protection. But a thick, rubbery layer to bond part of my sole back to the bottom of my shoe or to bond pieces of leather back in place where the stitching has come undone? Freesole is pretty much the same stuff too. No thanks! Oh, and if you still want to try, please allow for 24 to 72 hours for it to cure... and don't forget your clamps.

One of the number one videos returned when searching for "Shoe Glue" is a how-to video for Gorilla Glue. From our perspective, that video is hilarious! During the demonstration, the demo girl says "Keep in mind that Gorilla Glue foams 3 times what you apply... "! Seriously?! In all directions? So it could foam out all over the shoes I'm trying to save and then dry 3 times thicker than what I applied so it feels like I have a mound of dirt or something in between the sole and the bottom of my shoe? Then she adds, "... so a little goes a long way." Lol! I don't want it to go a long way! I want it to stay where I put it so that I can glue my shoe back together! But wait, there's more! Then she says you have to clamp it for 30-60 minutes before you can wear them. So she grabs her Gorilla Tape and wraps the tape around the designer boot she's repairing to make sure it's clamped enough. First of all, she "glued" the toe of the boot but taped the middle of the shoe. Second, why would you put super sticky tape on a nice pair of boots? The tape will pull off the shine and/or finish at the least. Lastly, why not just use Shoe-Fix or Boot-Fix Glue?

Shoe-Fix and Boot-Fix Glues bond in seconds not days. They don't expand like Gorilla Glues or dry thick like Shoe Goo. Also, no clamping necessary. Who has time for that, even if you have clamps? Our adhesive was designed specifically for the Shoe Repair Industry because it bonds almost instantly without clamping, stays flexible so it won't crack and break apart over time, and it holds as it's supposed to even when wet or in extreme temperatures. Shoe repair professionals know that a flexible cyanoacrylate (super glue) is the best shoe glue available, but not all flexible cyanoacrylates are as good as the others. Our old formula worked on about 90% of the materials out there used to make footwear these days, but it still had trouble with some different types of boots. We found that if we did use clamps in those instances that the old formula worked too, but then we found the formula we use now which tops anything else out there in terms of performance to bond in seconds and hold like a professional repair should.

We've been doing shoe repair for three generations now and we've been using this type of shoe glue in our shops for about 25 years. We thought it was time to put 20 grams of what we think is the best professional grade shoe glue available into the hands of the consumer. We use it in our own shops and so do shoe repair professionals all over the world.

Save those boots and shoes you love. Save the shoes of your family and friends. There's enough in there for up to 10 boots or 15 shoes. It's easy! Glue your own shoes....and handbags...and torn fabrics...and ripped zippers...and holes in pockets...and buttons...and...

Back to blog


Just wanted to say how terrific your product is. I originally bought it to fix a pair of sneakers that the treads were peeling off from. Worked PERFECTLY and those treads are still fine after many miles and months of walking. Then I used it to fix a broken glass ornament. And just yesterday I used it to fix a pair of bamboo toast tongs that had broken apart at the join. I tried another standby first, Liquid Nails, that I have used successfully on several difficult mends, but it totally failed on the tongs. I haven’t had time to see how long they will hold up, but so far they are holding against pressure. And the best thing besides your glue working is that it only takes 45 to 60 seconds to work. Thank you so much for a great product.

Lisa Recko

Looking for an excellent shoe repair glue. I remembered the name from when I went to see a new repair shop in town years ago. Plus if I want it done I want pro materials even if this “Jack-of-many-Trades” is doing it. Better tools help make a better product or repair. Also during one of your statements you mentioned “accelerators” used with CA glues. With some guitar repairs another company uses similar idea. You seem to have created a first class material and I salute you for that and your volunteer efforts. I’ll be getting some of your glue to repair my two pairs of shoes in need of ditching their painters’ tape decor. Works but you get looks and it needs constant updating. :) And sure your glue will get lots of recommendations from me if it even works 3/4 as good as it seems. ;) BTW love your videos and background music.


You have given large information. I am searching for a long time you are just too good I can’t tell you with the word. Thank you for giving us this kind of information.


Came upon your Shoe-Fix Glue by total accident! I was looking for a great shoe glue. Done messing with Gorilla Glue and Shoe-Goo, as both are aweful to work with!!! So I decided to try the Shoe-Fix Glue, hoping it wasn’t going to be added to the “aweful list”!!

Well, this is the BEST GLUE EVER!! I not only recommend it to everyone, but I’m on my 2nd bottle! And it’s use isn’t just for shoes, either!! If you want a glue that works, look no further!! You won’t be disappointed!!

Linda Springer

I decorate shoes and I’m looking to sale them. I live in the Pacific Northwest and it gets really wet here. I want something that’s flexible, hard wearing, won’t come apart in hot or cold weather. Can glue a multiple of items, matel, plastic, lace, fabicc, stones etc. It needs to dry clear. Is your product going to work for me? Thanks


Leave a comment

Please note, comments need to be approved before they are published.