Need a Quick Shoe Fix? Here Are the 8 Best Glues for Shoes


Whether its party heels, ballet pumps 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 eight best glues for footwear on the market. Keep reading to see our favourite picks.


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.


Shoe Goo The Original Mini Tube

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).


Gorilla Super Glue Gel

Made in Germany and used by skateboarders all over the world, this shoe glue is mostly used for trainers, vinyl and rubber.  Available in 3 different colours, the water repellent and elastic formula makes this a great option.  


Ripcare Shoe Repair 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, waterproof flexible result.


Shoe Fix Repair Glue

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.


Gear Aid Aquasure +Sr Shoe Repair Adhesive

We like how easy this one is to control, the soft tube design with the added precision tip makes the glue easy to squeeze out. Plus the fact that its slow-drying and a stronger waterproof function than others is always a winner in my book. 


Haekim Shoe Glue Repair Adhesive

Yes it’s more premium in price in comparison to the others but take a look at the reviews and its nothing but praise.  Used by the professionals, this boot glue will soon become your go-to. This version also works on shoes and sandals too. Add to basket.


Boot Fix Boot-Fix Glue

If you’re looking for glue that is water based and doesn’t leave any residue this should be on your radar. Great for a DIY option when it comes to split leather on a shoe between the sole and the upper. Great for those of us that are new to the shoe repair game, the narrow tip makes it easy to apply. 


Geist Leather Glue


1. Anti Slip Sole Protector

Anti-Slip Non Slip Shoe Grips 6x Pairs

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.

Bowhill & Elliott Cedar Wood Shoe Trees

Did you know that using shoe trees in your shoes are ideal for helping them look newer for longer and maintaining shape? I often use mine on my ballet pump styles and loafers. The other major benefit of the wooden shoe tree, is their absorbent nature, to take away all that perspiration that comes from pounding the pavements is a win in my book. 

CREP Protect Trainer Wipes

Obsessed with these mini packets, they come in packs of 32 individually sealed wipes, great for travelling, on the go but also at home. I’m a fan of the double sided wipe, the textured side is perfect for those tough trainer stains that just wont shift.  

Saphir Medaille D'Or Pate-De-Luxe Wax Polish

When you want to protect, hello weatherproofing but also want to add some shine and keep your shoes looking fresh, then this little pot should be in your kit. Those in the know rub it on with a clean cloth, then buff off with a soft brush. If you don’t believe me check out the 5* reviews for yourself.

Ugg Sheepskin Insoles

Once you start doing wearing sheepskin liners in your shoes, mark my words you won’t look back. The addition of the cosy liner against your foot means you can wear your spring-like shoes all year round plus they add comfort, what’s not to love?

Saphir Saphir Suede & Velvet Renovateur Protector Spray

Those in the know use this spray occasionally to zhuzh up their suede and velvet shoes. Spray from a short distance and then voila. Yes its at the higher price end of the market but its known in shoe industry as one of the best brands in the world when it comes to aftercare. Plus a spray bottle would last you around 6-9 months, so quite good cost per wear.

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