How to Add Rubber to the Bottom of My Shoes

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There are many reasons to add rubber to the bottom of shoes. Shoe repair is certainly tops on the list. Fixing cracks or filling holes will extend the life of your shoes as well as keeping the soles waterproof when going out in inclement weather. Adding rubber can also be a way of gaining traction on either badly worn or plastic soles, or it can be added to give extra grip on any pair of shoes.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

Things you need

  • Shoe Goo Rubber Adhesive
  • Sand paper or emery board
  • Ice cube
  • Toothpick

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  1. 1

    Rough up the area that you are going to apply the rubberised shoe goo by sanding or by using a standard nail file emery board..

  2. 2

    Apply Shoe Goo liberally over the area where rubber needs to be added by squeezing it out of the tube and onto the sole of the shoe.

  3. 3

    Smooth the Goo by using an ice cube.

  4. 4

    Apply Shoe Goo to the tip of your toothpick and spread it into hard to reach places, cracks or crevices.

  5. 5

    Allow to dry over night.

Tips and warnings

  • Shoe Goo vapours are petroleum based, so always use it in a well ventilated area and avoid inhalation.

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