A flexible rubber and leather adhesive ideal for DIY shoe repairs and other items made from leather, felt and many other materials.




Features & benefits

Shoe Adhesive is quick drying leaving a clear and almost invisible glue line that provides a strong water-resistant bond with excellent aging properties. Suitable for most shoe repairs such as fixing of soles to uppers, and replacing rubber onto heels. Ideal for repair of leather handbags, luggage, lampshades and upholstery. Also suitable as a general purpose glue for DIY repairs around the house and for arts and craft. Adheres to leather, felt, canvas, paper, metals, wood, glass, stone, PVC, ABS, Perspex, fiberglass, soft PVC, and some rubbers. May not be suitable on some composite materials, rubbers and plastics such as polypropylene and polyethylene used to manufacture shoes.

Not suitable on expanded polystyrene, rayon and acetate fabrics, EPDM and silicone rubber.

Downloads & resources

Bostik DIY South Africa Repair - Shoe Repair Adhesive Technical Data Sheet (317.02 KB)

Bostik DIY South Africa Repair - Shoe Repair Adhesive Safety Data Sheet (241.79 KB)

How to use

  • Ensure surfaces are clean, dry and free of loose materials, dust, grease, rust and other contaminants.
  • Spread an even film of adhesive onto both surfaces. Allow to dry completely.
  • Re-activate the glue by applying a suitable heat source over the surfaces, e.g. a hairdryer.
  • Once the surfaces are very hot, bring together and press firmly to ensure good contact for about 2 minutes.
  • Depending on application, object may be handled immediately. Full strength develops after 24 hours.


How do I remove glue from my fingers?

Rinse your fingers immediately with plenty of warm soapy water and do not pull on the skin that has been glued. If glue remains after using warm soapy water, it will often de-bond within a couple of days due to general wear and tear and the natural oils in the skin. If skin irritation occurs, consult a doctor.

How do I store my adhesive?

Most adhesives have a shelf life of at least 12 months if stored in a cool (below 25°C), dry place in its original moisture-tight container. If the material is kept beyond the recommended shelf life, it is not necessarily unusable, but a check should be performed to observe whether the product is still workable, apply-able and uncured.

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