This is a follow-up to the previous review I wrote on a shoe repair product called “Shoe Goo”. If you missed the first part you can find it by clicking here.
It's been about a month since I used the “Shoe Goo” to repair the soles of my husbands office shoes and I can conclude 2 things from this “experiment”:
- Shoe Goo works as advertised.
- My husbands shoes were a piece of junk.
The Goo seems to have worked just as advertised and held together the cracked rubber in the soles of the shoes excellently. Unfortunately we have come to the conclusion that the shoes themselves were a complete hunk of junk and a waste of money. Although the Goo held up very well, more cracks and rips in the shoes started to form in other areas which take a lot of pressure from the foot. At first we were optimistic and pleased that the Goo was doing it's job but it became frustrating to keep having to patch the shoes up.
The more Goo that was used to hold them together the more unattractive the shoes themselves became. I was unable to find a suitable method to clean up the excess dried on Goo that was visible around the cracks in the sole so it remained looking messy which is less than ideal.
In the end we had to forgo our frugality in this situation and just buy a new pair of shoes. This time we chose shoes with a wooden sole rather than rubber. In our experience most rubber soled footwear have a hollow “waffle” like pattern on the inside which really doesn't withstand constant day to day use. It's much better to purchase something with a completely solid sole made of something other than rubber.
A few lessens learned:
- Being frugal and saving money is great but sometimes it's better to just give in a buy something of a higher quality so you don't have to waste time and money fixing/replacing it.
- Shoe Goo works very well for it's intended purpose but I wouldn't recommend using it on any areas of the shoe that you don't want to look messy. ex. it's better for patching old rubber boots rather than shoes meant for the office.
Rating: [usr 4]