Skip to comments.Vanity: Need help gluing lousy Nike golf shoes - what kind of glue?
Posted on 10/31/2010 9:29:48 PM PDT by Frantzie
I have Nike golf shoes which are falling apart. The soles and uppers are fine. Nike junk.
First the crappy Nike uppers started pulling away from the rubber soles. They have a rubber heel and clear foam thing now falling apart.
Nike's golf equipment is largely junk and most of their money is spent on you know who (Cheetah) for his hoes.
This is getting very embarassing for me around fellow country club Republicans. It is very hard to keep up the appearances at the club when your shoes are falling apart. The Islamic is destroying the economy.
I also have some loafers that could need repair. I am not light in those loafers like Charline Crisp.
Hopefully Willard...er...I mean Mitt will save us. It is sad that Nelson Rockefeller is not still around. He would know what to do.
I believe that shoo goo is basically silicone caulk in an impossible to use tube...
Don’t know, but Nike may need to change their slogan to ...
Just glue it!
Hubby likes the goo, I like E5000.
Nike stuff is junk. For running shoes New Balance is much better.
These Nike golf shoes were on sale. Next time it is Foot Joy or Adidas.
Golf in Iceland with country club Republicans?
Why should you all of a sudden care about being embarrassed?
You do that to yourself with regularity without compunction on FR.
Gorilla glue! Read the directions... glue on one side and water on the other. I use to glue work boots! $3 a bottle at Home Depot.
I’ve had good luck with shoo goo. Spit on your finger and it keeps the silicone from sticking to your finger so that you can shape it if necessary.
Have you considered a hot glue gun?
I have had good luck gluing leather with ordinary epoxy.
There are products made as caulks and products made as adhesives, you need an adhesive. An all purpose product might not stick very well.
Start buying New Balamce...made in the USA. Nike is likely made in China... very crappy quality!
Don’t you know glue is owned by the Saudis and is advertised on Fox News? Stop using glue!
I was just wondering if any of the adhesives in the caulk sized tubes work because they are cheaper. Something like Liquid Nails.
The Shoe Goo stuff has a short shelf life. You pretty much need to get all your shoes together and fix them at once.
Nike stuff is horrible. Designed to self destruct. You fix one thing and the other thing breaks. Nike must use the cheapest adhesive in their Asian sweatshops.
Probably chinese glue. Or vietnamese. Or from indonesia. Probably works best if applied by imprisoned orphan political dissident children.
I keep hearing in the media about this stuff Republicans always use on absolutely everything, called “Race Paste” but damned if I can find it anywhere.
It is. Nike sucks. They must use the cheapest adhesives in poorly ventilated sweatshops so Kobe, Tiger et al can sell $100+ shoes to inner city children. I realize those kids are not wearing golf shoes in Detroit. ;-)
Nike is not a nice company and they are liberals.
I’ve been meaning to pass this along. I bought some silicone gutter sealant and used a tiny amount to put an end cap on a gutter. It turns out to be an exceptionally good glue for leather and remains flexible after it sets. It is probably pretty similar to ShoeGoo in chemical formulation.
I was going to suggest the same thing, but when I use gorilla glue, I have to clamp the items as the glue rises a bit and then flattens out. At least thats what it did when I glued 2 pieces of wood together...
Thanks. If it works on work boots then it should work.
I do not play at a country club but a $10 municipal course after 3 pm.
shoo goo or gorilla glue
It sounds strong and waterproof. I used it have some when I fixed a gutter. Thanks.
Obama is going to have everyone in flip flops/sandals/zories like the old Communist China.
Watch television. A lot of it. 500 channels. You will find the answer!
Any repair will be temporary at best. Might as avoid the frustration and buy new shoes now.
Donate your old golf shoes to the Goodwill and claim a big deduction a-la the Clintoons.
Say a few kind, prayerful words over the golf shoes and bury the Chinese crap out back. Take up target shooting.
Liquid Nails is too inflexible and brittle. I just used E5000 and it worked great. Shoe Goo I’ve barely had a chance to use before it sets in the tube. I don’t see how people can use polyurethane (e.g. Gorilla Glue) on shoes because it expands so much when it reacts with moisture.
try a tube of silicone bathroom tile sealant from Home Depot, clamp together with duct tape after sealing, wait a day or so for it to dry. that may work.
Where do you get E5000? Thanks.
I’m a Nike guy myself..all my canvas-rubbers are Nike. I even bought a rare, Nike rubber rain-resistant pair in Montreal while visiting family.
But heck, living in Mexifornia, it’s Footjoy all the way. I never went back to Nike golf. There are just Nike pairs that are not suited for specific sports. I play hockey and the Nike blades just suck. They drag on the ice and went back to Bauer.
Footjoy’s stuff is good. Bauer is top notch. Nike’s cheap soft golf ball is probably their best. One of two of their drivers are okay but most of their golf gear is junk.
Keep stuff like Shoe Goo in the freezer between uses, it lasts a lot longer.
I do not want the EPA to show up because the chinese crap probably is filled with bromine, mercury, you name it.
If the shoes have DDT then I may be able to salvage them to kill bed bugs.
I needed a dremel to polish the feed ramp on the Bushmaster. Sadly all my guns and ammo were lost in a boating accident.
Thanks. I just need to remember not to use it for icing on cakes or something.
I have to repair them because my tax money is keeping Obama and his cronies in the best finery including golf equipment.
Damn shame about the guns. Sadly, all of mine plus 6500 various loads for them sank off the coast near Santa Catalina. Boats will kill us both someday.
better not to golf
I repaired my work boots many times when I had a young family to feed.
LOL! Yeah some deep water out there. Those guns are lomg gone now. I was thinking of getting one of them Gun Free Zones signs for my yard. It will make the children and gun banning facists feel a bit safer. ;-)
Have you taken these back to Nike? I work at Nike and happen to know they don’t like selling shoddy stuff. I had some Cole Haans that they refurbished...and as good as new.
Worth a shot! Just do it! :-)
LOL! Yeah I was playing pretty well today until the shoes were starting to fall apart again. Hitting wedge shots like Phil and putting like 17 year old Matteo Mannesero who will make Tiger obsolete.
I could probably make it on the tour if my shoes were not falling apart.
Thanks. I will contact them. There is some grunge guy at a coffee sandwich shop I see driving a black Nike 4-wheel truck with big light. It say 911 or something. Some new line. I was going to take em to him. He seems to have all day surfing the web on wireless.
I tried that in 6th grade...trouble with duct tape is that it quickly wears thru on the sole if you wrap it around the shoe. Any other method of adhesion is essentially useless. shoe goo is definitely the best option here, but Frantzie just wanted to make a whiny vanity...
Tiger glue! Why Tiger glue? Because once it’s oozed out, it sticks, forever! But speak highly of this glue, for once the amazement is gone, it quickly comes ‘unglued’!
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