Shoe Goo and Gorilla Glue are helpful in repairing running shoes, while Freesole is a urethane rubber glue that is useful for reattaching shoes' heels, soles and toes. Designed for athletic shoe repair, Sof Sole Glue features an applicator nozzle that helps keep repairs looking tidy.
Originally developed for repairing tennis shoes, Shoe Goo also effectively repairs dress shoes, waterproof shoes and other leather items. When applied to the top of a skateboard, Shoe Goo provides extra grip for the rider.
Gorilla Glue is a PVC glue that works on many surfaces around the house. It makes a good temporary fix for shoes; however, it can flake and crack when used on a part of the shoe that flexes heavily.