Szymon Brzoska/The Style Stalker
Whether its party heels or sneakers, shoes are made to be worn and lived in. Over time, our favourite pairs—no matter how carefully we treat them—inevitably end up in disrepair. But don't toss that pair just yet. There are fortunately a handful of products that are designed to salvage your most beloved shoes. Breathe new life into your most-treasured pair with one of the seven best glues for footwear on the market. Keep reading to see our favourite picks.
1. Shoe Goo
True to its name, Shoe Goo is designed specifically for use on footwear, and it's hands down one of the best shoe glues for just about any style. Shoe Goo dries clear (a must for maintaining seamless colour), and the glue remains flexible even after drying. This product's good for everything from detached soles to broken heels.
2. Gorilla Glue
Another top pick for DIY shoe repair is Gorilla Glue. This ultra-versatile product is waterproof and temperature-resistant. It's also a good choice for harder shoe materials like wood and metal. This is another glue that dries clear (aka it won't affect the item's appearance).
3. Shoe-Fix Shoe Glue
Another product designed specifically for shoe repair, Shoe Fix Shoe Glue is a great choice for virtually any shoe material. Some of our favourite features are how quickly it dries and the clear, weatherproof flexible result.
4. Gear Aid Shoe Repair
One of the more heavy-duty glues on our list, Gear Aide Shoe Repair is suited for structural shoe repair projects (such as reattaching soles or toe caps). This is a good choice for work boots, athletic shoes, and hiking boots.
5. Kiwi Sure Steps
For those looking to extend the lifespan of their shoes (and specifically the soles), Kiwi Sure Steps offers an adhesive attachment to prevent slipping on slick surfaces. This is an especially good option for footwear like dress shoes, which tend to lack traction and run a higher risk of cracked soles and heels.