How to repair the sole of your shoe

Shoes are made to be worn and lived in every day. No matter how careful we are with them, they almost always end up with scuffs, holes, cracks and even broken soles due to daily use.

Instead of discarding your favourite pair of trainers because the sole is dangling off, give them a new lease of life using a drop of our shoe repair glue, Bostik Fix & Glue.

Bostik Fix & Glue is one of our best glues for shoe sole repairs, ensuring the sole is reattached with an ultra strong, long-lasting bond that resists movement and prevents water penetration.

Follow our step-by-step guide to discover how to repair the sole of your shoe. Don’t bin it, fix it and become an everyday #REPAIRHERO!


Step 1: Clean the shoe to be glued

Before you can repair your shoe, you need to clean and dry the broken area to allow the adhesive to be totally effective.

Step 2: Repair the sole of the shoe with glue

Apply Bostik Fix & Glue, our best shoe adhesive to the area that needs to be repaired.

The precise nozzle allows for controlled and accurate application to keep your repair looking as neat and unnoticeable as possible.

Did you know?

Fix & Glue Gel and Fix & Glue Liquid are two of our best glues for shoe sole repairs. Both are powerful super glues, which provide an ultra strong, long-lasting bond to 99.9% of materials including fabric and rubber.

Step 3: Press the broken sole to the shoe

Press the sole to the shoe and hold them together for 5 seconds to form the initial bond.


Although Bostik Fix & Glue is a powerful super glue, it will not stick to your fingers immediately as it dries in 5 seconds, making it easy-to-use.

Step 4: Leave the shoe adhesive to dry

Leave the glue to dry for approximately 1 minute in order to achieve a precise and long-lasting bond.

Step 5: You've repaired the sole of your shoe

That's it. Your shoe sole repair is now complete and you're good to go!

Fix & Glue provides a bond that is resistant to movement and moisture, which is ideal for any rubber or plastic soles. You can use the same technique alongside our shoe repair glue to fix all your broken shoes including trainers, boots, heels and more.

As well as being used to glue the sole of your shoe, Bostik Fix & Glue bonds 99.9% of materials, so whatever it is that's broken, don't bin it, fix it and become an everyday #REPAIRHERO.

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