Shoe Goo - Clear
Skate shoes aren't cheap, and with the abuse of skateboarding they always wear out fast. But sometimes the problem is something small, like a worn through toe cap, or a hole or tear somewhere else. That's where Shoe Goo comes in!
Shoe Goo (from Eclectic) is a special glue-like thick adhesive that dries into something like rubber. It sticks great to shoes, and is the penny-conscious skater's best friend! Even if you do have all the money you want, you might have a favorite pair of skate shoes that you want to keep functional just because they are so comfortable
How to use Shoe Goo:
The area that you are going to fix should be clean and dry.
For a tear - apply some goo to both sides, and wait a few minuets. Then, put the ends together. Wait around 10 minuets or so, and then if you want to add another layer, feel free.
For a hole - the Shoe Goo website suggests putting some tape over the hole on the inside (like duct tape, or packing tape), and then applying goo on the outside. This is to keep a bump from forming on the inside. But, make sure you take the tape off in under 2 hours, or it'll become a permanent part of the shoe!
If you want to build up a thick wall of goo, then you should apply it in layers, and build up the area slowly. Put some goo on, wait a couple of hours, then apply another layer. This works better than trying to keep a really thick wad of goo in place, and waiting forever for it to dry.
Once you have done your repairs, wait at least 24 hours - maybe even 2 or 3 days - before you do anything with your shoes. You want the goo to be good and dry. You can speed up the drying with a hair dryer set on low, but I don't recommend it. It's easy to mess it up, and it gets boring standing there holding a hair dryer that long.
Buy Shoe Goo at Parlour Skate Store