The two best shoe glues
Skating is fresh, but damn expensive. Every second month or even every month new shoes have to be bought because the old ones have formed a “vagina”. Then there is the deck, rollers and trucks. In the long run, this is very expensive. If your name isn’t Ryan Sheckler and you get everything from your sponsors, you should think of some kind of optimization measures so that you don’t impoverish. One of these measures is Shoe goo. This is a shoe glue that is designed to protect your shoe from the destructive griptape. The same applies to a cheap penny board.
Shoe goo has a huge application potential. It does not just plug a hole in the shoe. It is only one possible application. Others would be e.g. sticking soles, gluing machine parts, repairing drawer straps, repairing toys and much more. The decisive difference between this shoe glue and the others is the following: It does not become brittle, tears or loses adhesion. No, it is incredibly elastic. This has huge advantages in so many areas, as mentioned above. So, since we are on Street Skate, I will explain to you how to use it, as the skaters do.
First of all, you can use Shoe goo not only for broken shoes, but also as a preventive measure. That means, as soon as you have new skater shoes, you can grease them with the stuff. Furthermore you can buy the shoe glue as transparent mass or as black mass. The transparent mass is still easy to see. That is, you should not necessarily participate in a beauty contest with the glued sneakers. We are skaters and we are not interested in the look of skating, except of course in a contest.
Shoe goo – sadly toxic…
Yes, the ethylene chloride-based polymer adhesive is unfortunately carcinogenic, but if you don’t sit in front of the tube every day and allow yourself one deep pull after another, it won’t be so bad. There are alternatives here too: The shoe glue Allstargum. It has similar properties, but we can still say that Shoe goo remains the winner in the shoe glue category.
How do I apply Shoe goo?
Basically, this is quite simple:
- It is recommended to apply the product on the glove or on a popsicle stick
- Then apply the adhesive to the desired area
- Remove the excess residue
- Now you have to wait ⇒ Depending on thickness between 24h – 48h
If this was too imprecise for you, you can watch the video here:
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