Repairing Shoe Straps With "Insta Fix" Glue

I have some rubber after sport sandals that I find to be very comfortable. Unfortunately, the straps disengage long before the sole wears out, rendering them useless. I have used them a lot, and am not complaining about how long they've lasted, only about how I wish they'd last even longer! As I have a very difficult time finding shoes that fit, I need to keep these few pairs going as long as possible.


I actually solved the problem and will be able to use the sandals a bit more. I don't know how long the glue will hold, but it's been a few days with a lot of use, and so far, holding tightly. The glue was purchased from HSN and is called "Insta Fix". It binds many different surfaces together within seconds, so there's no time to fiddle with the fit - you must know what to do in advance. I also glued the knob back on a cabinet door after the screw broke in half - certainly much less expensive than replacing all the matching knobs.

The wonderful discontinued sandals are called R Max 2 and at I have posted this address so that you can be aware of the material used in their construction.

By Cookwie from Richardson, TX

August 15, 20090 found this helpful

There is a glue I buy at Walmrt called E6000 that is amazing-it needs to dry overnite, but you have the flexibility of not needing to be spot on the moment you touch the surfaces together. It is inexpensive and holds everything-dries clear. Look on the peg wall in the craft dept.

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June 19, 20120 found this helpful

Aloha lindal,

Do you think the E6000 glue from Wal Mart would hold rubber together? My precious dog chewed halfway through the rubber strap on my favorite pair of rubber sandals and I'd like to try and salvage them.


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