Frugal Friday: Repairing Shoes

When both our kid’s had shoes that were separating from the soles (but otherwise in good condition) and one of them were expensive track spikes, The Writer remembered a product called “Shoe Goo” that he had used once to repair some shoes.

Sure enough, Target sold it right in the shoe section. We weren’t sure if it would work, but for $3.99 it was worth a try.

So he applied some of the goo and used a clamp to hold the sole and upper parts together.

You can see a little of the goo, but it is clear, so it’s not really noticeable unless you’re holding a camera 3 inches from it. :-)

These spikes are ready to go again for the season coming up.

The heel on our son’s shoes completely detached after only about a month of wear, which was really frustrating.

After a bit of Shoe Goo and a clamp, he’s good to go.

Again, this is not noticeable repaired unless you examine it closely.

So, $3.99 in Shoe Goo just saved us more than $60.00- whoo-hoo!

Definitely a frugal find. Have you ever used this stuff?


This is linked to Frugal Friday at Life as Mom.





  1. Jenelle says

    I have two pairs of shoes that did that same thing and was actually looking for shoe goo to try to fix them. I had no luck finding it. I’ll have to try taget. Glad to hear it really works though. Definitely a frugal find.

  2. Melissa says

    Walmart sells it also, and yes it is amazing! My son skateboards and he uses it as a covering on the canvas outside of his shoes, you can see it a bit but it makes them last more than 1 month!!

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