Glue to fix sole of SPD shoes + tubes of patch glue

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Glue to fix sole of SPD shoes + tubes of patch glue

Postby The utility cyclist » 30 Apr 2019, 11:00pm

Any recommendations for gluing a sole back in place, Northwave Mission, ridiculously comfy SPD shoes but had to go to my LIDL ones that I accquired a few years back from a bike purchase that were sitting in the cupboard. Have now bought another pair but would still like to use these for general walking/back up.
local shoe repair simply said no chance, have tried Araldite but it didn't last long so any suggestions would be appreciated.

And talking about glue, anyone have suggestions for a large tube of patch glue, have made my own patches so just need some glue, don't want the small ones as I end up patching everyone's incl the kids the street during the summer so prefer 25g tubes or bigger.

thanks
Oh and saw this ... £9.40 for a basic repair kit!! :shock:
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Re: Glue to fix sole of SPD shoes + tubes of patch glue

Postby cycleruk » 30 Apr 2019, 11:12pm

A few years back I repaired a pair of SPD shoes with Evostick contact adhesive. Worked a treat.
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Re: Glue to fix sole of SPD shoes + tubes of patch glue

Postby hemo » 30 Apr 2019, 11:15pm

You could try Gorilla epoxy, I have found it far superior to Araldite. Whether any good for shoes who knows.


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Re: Glue to fix sole of SPD shoes + tubes of patch glue

Postby Mike_Ayling » 1 May 2019, 12:00am

+1 for the contact adhesive which allows flex in the materials joined whereas the araldite tends to crack.

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Re: Glue to fix sole of SPD shoes + tubes of patch glue

Postby The utility cyclist » 1 May 2019, 12:01am

Eyebrox wrote:https://www.google.com/shopping/product/2384805991402056089?q=rema+puncture+repair+50g+tube&client=ms-android-motorola-rev2&biw=360&bih=512&output=search&prmd=sivn&prds=opd:9714332461563562809,num:4,cs:1&tbs=vw:l,ss:44

Thanks, have just found some for £3.50 for same size https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/LARGE-50ML-T ... 1438.l2649

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Re: Glue to fix sole of SPD shoes + tubes of patch glue

Postby mercalia » 1 May 2019, 3:06am

Shoe Goo

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Re: Glue to fix sole of SPD shoes + tubes of patch glue

Postby mattsccm » 1 May 2019, 6:34am

If its the hard outer sole that has come adrift then I can vote for Gorilla Glue. It's the stuff that foam a bit so goes everywhere.
As for patch glue, I just buy big tubes of the normal stuff, usually from ebay.

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Re: Glue to fix sole of SPD shoes + tubes of patch glue

Postby geomannie » 1 May 2019, 8:24am

I find that Stormsure is really good. Sticks with incredible force and flexible.

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Re: Glue to fix sole of SPD shoes + tubes of patch glue

Postby thirdcrank » 1 May 2019, 8:46am

I'd recommend a visit to Wilko's - assuming you have one handy - for any adhesive problems. They stock a good range of branded and own brand stuff in a range of sizes. I've found it useful to be able to browse what's available.

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Re: Glue to fix sole of SPD shoes + tubes of patch glue

Postby RobinS » 1 May 2019, 10:41am

McNetts Freesole. Absolutely brilliant. Repaired a pair of walking boots with it and they lasted yonks - the repair was as strong as the rest of the sole/rand.

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Re: Glue to fix sole of SPD shoes + tubes of patch glue

Postby The utility cyclist » 1 May 2019, 4:56pm

RobinS wrote:McNetts Freesole. Absolutely brilliant. Repaired a pair of walking boots with it and they lasted yonks - the repair was as strong as the rest of the sole/rand.

Thanks for that, it's probably not worth me spending £9 on a tube of glue for a pair of shoes that aren't worth that much but it might well be useful for more expensive boots/shoes in the future.

Thanks to everyone for suggestions on shoe glue.
Mike_Ayling wrote:+1 for the contact adhesive which allows flex in the materials joined whereas the araldite tends to crack. Mike

Mike, thanks for mentioning on why the Araldite wouldn't work for a shoe, didn't occur to me that it was too brittle :oops:

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Re: Glue to fix sole of SPD shoes + tubes of patch glue

Postby Ugly » 1 May 2019, 5:21pm

I used black mastic to repair a pair of work boots, still good and solid six months later

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Re: Glue to fix sole of SPD shoes + tubes of patch glue

Postby The utility cyclist » 1 May 2019, 7:22pm

thirdcrank wrote:I'd recommend a visit to Wilko's - assuming you have one handy - for any adhesive problems. They stock a good range of branded and own brand stuff in a range of sizes. I've found it useful to be able to browse what's available.


i did see a tube of contact glue from Wilkos for a few quid that came up on a google search, I'll pop in before making a decision.

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Re: Glue to fix sole of SPD shoes + tubes of patch glue

Postby thirdcrank » 1 May 2019, 7:36pm

Wilko's is actually a pretty good place to start for all sorts of problems. Although I've not checked recently, when I last looked they always seemed to have 27x1¼ tyres. When my mother was still living in Armley, Leeds 12, where there are loads of terrace houses, many still with open fires, Wilko's stocked the basic stuff you would need to fix a damaged hearth.