Repair Shoes – Will It Last 1 Year?

Repair Shoes – Will It Last 1 Year?


– Welcome to Tomahawk DIY everyone. I’m Mike. About a year ago, these shoes that I wore to work everyday, started peeling up. Just like this. I’d had these shoes for maybe six months. They’re in great condition. I wear’em three, maybe four, times a week. So I looked around, I found Shoe Goo and thought, well, maybe it’ll last for a couple months. It’s worth giving it a try. But I also repaired these flip flops. Let me show you how it’s done. I found that my shoe has this rubber that’s peeling off the bottom. And I was kind of annoyed on that because the tread looks really nice and the shoe’s in really
quite good condition still. I looked around and found this Shoe Goo. I want to include an
affiliate link to Amazon, if you’d like to purchase this. That’s where I got it. That’ll send a small commission my way, if you think it will help you out. I certainly appreciate it. And I also had this
older pair of flip flops that kinda use kickin around. They’re starting to peel apart, so I thought I’d give it
a try with those first. Put some cardboard down
here on the kitchen table. Want to make sure we don’t
get any of this stuff dirty. I think I’m actually gonna
grab some gloves, as well. Let’s go ahead and open this up and we’re puncturing the cap. Puncturing the end of the tube. And gonna apply it in here. Gotta have something to
kind of work it around with. (music plays) Squeeze these together. Kind of wrap it up and let
it sit for a day or two. Just gonna try tying, wrapping
this thing up tightly. Now for the one we really
want to get done well. Peel this back and apply a little bit. Try and spread it around. I think it said you can cut this off pretty easily once it’s done. So probably not a big
deal if some squishes out. Go ahead and put some
paper on the bottom here, ’cause I don’t want to stick wood to this. Now I’m just gonna try clamping this down. Rounding edge of the shoe, it’s a little hard to get. On the instructions, it said to use some petroleum jelly right on the threads, in order to keep it from sticking. So we’re going to put
a little jelly on here. Just coat that around. Here we are, it’s been a few days. The glue’s had more
than its required time. It said let it dry 24 hours, at least, and it may take up to 72 hours. It’s actually been a
little more than 72 hours. I haven’t had a chance to
get to this since then. So let’s take these apart
and see how they look. Now first my flip flops. Bungee cords are obviously
not the best thing to use. In clamping this down and checking to see how this
is holding together. Now I didn’t take the time to try and spread this everywhere. Like there’s no glue right there. Where I had glue, you know,
it generally feels like it’s held down just fine. I think if I were to do this again, I’d look at really figuring
out how to spread the glue more evenly over the whole surface. All right, now this is really the one that I was trying to fix. My dress shoe, that it was
in new and good condition. Well. Now I’ve got a chunk of
glue sitting out here. It says I can cut this
with a knife or something to try and smooth it out. All right, well it’s not pretty, but it seems to be holding down good. So I’m pleased with that. I’ll make a point to post
another one a few months down the road, after I’ve
tried this out for a while and see if this is actually holdin up. As you can see, the tread on the bottom of the shoe is in really good shape. You know, the shoe is in
really pretty good condition. It isn’t that old. And so I really hope this
Shoe Goo holds up well over the months to come. Tell you how impressed I am and amazed that it’s lasted for a full 11 1/2 months. That’s almost a full year. And as I said I wear these shoes three or four times a week. So let’s see how the next
year goes with Shoe Goo. Thanks so much for watching Tomahawk DIY. I’ll include some links
where you can purchase this on Amazon. Those are affiliate links
and the small commission I receive helps support the
mission of Tomahawk DIY, to help people in some of
Earth’s most dire circumstances, build better lives. Thanks for watching and have a great day.

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