PRODUCT REVIEW: Extend the life of your hockey shoes with Shoe Goo

Because of the nature of the game of hockey itself, unforgiving water and sand based artificial surfaces, and the amount of hockey some players choose to play hockey shoes are punished in a short period of time. It is becoming an annual event for a lot of players to buy a new pair of hockey shoes, which can be financially annoying. This is why it is important to provide as much care for hockey shoes as possible. Outside the normal care of cleaning and drying effectively hockey shoes one proven aid that can increase the longevity of your hockey shoes is applying Shoe Goo.

Shoe GOO is a shoe repair adhesive! It’s ideal for fixing worn soles or damaged heels, coating shoes to prevent premature wear and sealing galoshes, waders or rubber boots. The unique formula is designed for strong abrasion resistance and better adhesion to flexible materials.

• Bonds, protects and rebuilds for a permanent repair
• Excellent sealant – perfect for patching small holes especially for goal keeper foam damage
• Waterproof – bond remains secure even when exposed to water based synthetic hockey surfaces

However rather than wait until there is damage to your hockey shoes to prevent potential damage. Many players today are choosing trail shoes as hockey shoes and although lightweight and comfortable they are more easily prone to wear and tear than traditional designed hockey shoes due to the lack of lateral support. This is why applying Shoe Goo to the area where the sole joins the upper covering of the shoe will aid to increase the shoe life span.

Another important reason to apply Shoe Goo is the constant wear of a hockey shoe on the inside of the right shoe where the sole joins the upper covering which is cause from lunge tackling and slap hits.  Many a new hockey shoe has come apart at this area of the seam in a short time which is frustrating for the wearer. It is not a manufacturing fault but contributable to the nature of the game.

Therefore it is suggested for the price of a tube of Shoe Goo you can extend the life of your hockey shoes and be not such a burden on your finances.

How to apply Shoe Goo

  • Always test a small area to ensure proper application technique and dry time. Prolonged exposure to warm water may cause discoloration and possible loss of adhesion when exposed to chemicals used in hot tubs and pools especially in outdoor locations. May be weakened by contact with certain highly plasticized materials.
  1. Apply Shoe GOO directly to each surface to be bonded or repaired. Allow Shoe GOO to partially cure, 2-10 minutes, before bringing surfaces together. Shoe GOO hardens by solvent evaporation and forms an immediate bond that is difficult to reposition after both adhesive-coated surfaces are placed in contact with each other and sufficient pressure is exerted to establish full contact.
    3. Allow the repair to dry for 24 hours. Various materials will require different drying times. Cure time increases with lower temperatures and decreases with higher temperatures. Depending on the materials and the temperature, maximum strength may not be reached for 48 to 72 hours.
    4. Keep threads at the neck of the tube free of Shoe GOO residue. To ensure easy cap removal, apply a thin coat of petroleum jelly to the threads of the tube before replacing the cap.
    5. Clean uncured adhesive with small amounts of acetone and paint thinner. The adhesive will ball up and brush off. Cured material may be removed by cutting or scraping.
    6. Store unused Shoe GOO at room temperature with cap tightened.

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