I would think that contact cement does not cure and bond would be less
than permanent like adhesive tape. I might try something like Gorilla Glue.
I doubt you'll find any adhesive working well; afaik those are welded
(solvent/heat) connections, not adhesives. Once the foam substructure
has failed, they're toast.
Good for mowing lawns and shopping.
I've used "Shoe Glue"
http://www.powerpoxy.com/productDetail.asp?productID=462 which works well
for attaching trailgaiter velcro strips to the fabric portion of a shoe.
I've also used it to reattach flapping portions of the sole on the bottom of
running shoes. Cured overnight, this will hold for around a week, though as
dpb says, it's not permanent. A good product to have around though.
Take the project to a real shoe shop. For the few bucks you spend
you're more like;y to be successful than if you experiment on your
own. Remember, President Obama wants you to spread the wealth around
and all the shoe makers I know are less than middle class. Good luck.
> This stuff is like *extreme* airplane glue and I always have some on
> hand for general glueing (other than woods). It'll replace a rivet on
> an old tool, it's that strong
I'm actually trying to avoid Shoe Goo, that's what I'm beating my
brains out now to remove from a previous half-assed repair attempt,
using MEK to dissolve it.
> but I'm sure you know that once shoes
> start to pull apart, they're a little like Humpty Dumpty.
Dunno, looking at how the the shoe is constructed, the sole,
cushioning mid-sole and rest of the shoe are distinct pieces held
together by adhesive. With the contact areas are cleaned thoroughly,
if a suitable adhesive is used, I don't see why it shouldn't be
possible to bond them together. These are some Nike running shoes that
I really like and are otherwise pretty intact, seems worth the effort
to see if I can refurbish them, to at least have them as a backup
I don't think I'd characterize the mid-sole as porous, just sort of
soft-ish and pliable.
> I doubt you'll find any adhesive working well; afaik those are welded
> (solvent/heat) connections, not adhesives. Once the foam substructure
> has failed, they're toast.
At least these shoes are pretty clearly bonded with an adhesive,
acetone de-adheres it pretty much instantly.
Any running shoe that is in the condition of needing parts glued back
together is not a shoe that you should consider putting any more miles
into unless you really want to injure yourself.
Most running shoes stop protecting a runner after 300/400 miles.
Running more than 500 miles in a pair is dumb ... after that you start
reaching the asking to see an orthopod.