About Us

The story behind Shoe-Fix and Boot-Fix Glues.

Our background: Cobblers

After serving in World War II, Ed started a shoe repair shop because shoe repair was one of the options provided through the GI Bill. For the next 20 years, he cut new soles, reconditioned leather uppers, and stitched and glued his customers' favorite comfortable shoes so that they could keep wearing them. When hearing a customer complain that their favorite shoe sole came apart from the upper, he always said,


Ed had two sons, Dean and John, who both learned the shoe repair trade from their father in Ed’s Shoe Repair shop. In 1973, Ed sold the shop to his son Dean and moved to Florida with John and John’s older sister, Jeri.

John enlisted in the US Navy after high school and after four years of service, he returned to carry on the family business in 1980. All-purpose cement had been the shoe glue of choice for the shoe repair industry for the majority of modern history, but it just didn’t work on the new types of materials the shoe manufacturers were beginning to use, especially in the heat.

Around the end of the 1980s, a super glue for shoes was being introduced to shoe repair professionals. Like regular super glue (cyanoacrylate), this super glue for shoes bonded almost instantly and held extremely strong. Over the last 20 years, John had dreamed of bottling this well-kept industry secret and making it available to the retail market so that the consumer could repair their own footwear. There will never be a replacement for a skilled cobbler who can rebuild and restore your comfortable shoes. However, in 2014, John registered the brands Boot-Fix and Shoe-Fix glues and made it possible for our customers to glue their own shoes and those of their families and friends.

  • Our Vision

    To be a global leader in the shoe glue industry.

  • Our Mission

    To make NJOY Distributors’ brands household names. To build our brands and provide numerous product lines that solve everyday problems that our consumers demand. To be the product of choice by our consumers.

  • Core Values

    Integrity, Value, Trust, Quality, Reliability, Teamwork, Servant Leadership, and Faith.

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  • Josh

    Senior Accounts Manager

  • Ed

    President and Founder

  • Andrew

    Director of Operations

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NJOY Distributors, LLC takes an active roll to impact the community by making positive changes in people’s lives. We partner with different organizations and ministries all over the United States of America and some internationally! With roots in the Greater Chicago area and the sunny state of Florida, we look to be active members of our communities. NJOY Distributors Ministry Mission is “To make disciples of all nations, baptize them in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit and teach them to obey Jesus.” This is based on Jesus’ Great Commission recorded in the 28th chapter of the book of Matthew. Matthew also recorded Jesus saying that the foundation of His commandments is to love God and love your neighbors. That is what we are all about.