I followed the directions in an attempt to repair the rubber bottom/sole of my tennis shoe. As soon as I lifted the weight of off the shoe after leaving the glue to adhere for 24 hours, it came undone immediately. Tried the product on a second shoe with the same result.
Excellent product for the repair I did on a shoe where the upper had torn away from the sole. I also used it to repair a couple of small holes in the fabric. I don't expect that part to hold long but at least it will give me a little more life out of the $120 shoes.
Shoe Goo can fix holes in worn out shoes, glue soles back on, and a variety of other epoxy like uses. Its water proof, sturdy and flexible. It can be used on plastic, vinyl, acrylic, and cloth. It can patch tents, tires tubes, blow up yoga balls, and kiddy pools (let it set 24 hrs before blowing up), and I've used it for home improvements
Yes, this is Ghetto but I've even used it to glue the back pockets on my favorite painters pants, because it took less time than sewing. They have not come apart after a year of washes.
The Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS), suggests avoiding flame and sparks. So, not everything can be fixed with it, but close.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend