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Shoe Goo or Seam Sealer for climbing shoes

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Eric Krause · · Marquette, MI · Joined Oct 2015 · Points: 110

Hello, I have a buddy who likes to use shoe goo around the rubber to leather seams on his climbing shoes to prevent them from separating to increase longevity of the shoe. I thought this was a really good idea, however I was just curious if anyone else does this or knows of people who do this. Also if anyone could figure out any cons to this please post also, I just got a new pair of shoes I'm thinking of doing this to.

Sean Haynes · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Aug 2015 · Points: 101

I don't think I found am thread on preventative measures but from what I gathered, the goo does better inside which makes sense. I used it all the time when I skated a bunch.

Sounds like a decent idea but feel like it would just be mushy.

highaltitudeflatulentexpulsion · · Colorado · Joined Oct 2012 · Points: 35

Freesole is better than either of those other 2.

Van Myers · · Morro bay · Joined Jan 2017 · Points: 5

I just used shoe goo to get my 510 guide
Approach shoes repaired. I had some
De lamination forming where the very bottom
Tread meet up with the rand( where your pinky
Toe is). The shoe goo filled the gap and fully
Bonded the parts of stealth rubber that were
Separating. It's strong, flexible, and might even
Give you some extra sticky grip in cracks.
Never used the seam sealer, but I can say
That shoe goo works

FrankPS · · Atascadero, CA · Joined Nov 2009 · Points: 275

Shoe Goo works great, but I wouldn't put it on as a "preventative." Not until I had some problems would I use it.

Barrett Pauer · · Brevard, NC · Joined Apr 2013 · Points: 775

I seam grip the hell out of all my approach shoes. Keeps them from blowing out at the seam as well as adding some abrasion resistance

Eric Krause · · Marquette, MI · Joined Oct 2015 · Points: 110

Thanks for all the replies. I ended up using the seam sealer, which i believe is the same as shoe goo, to cover the seams on my new shoes. Theres three feet of snow where I am so i haven't climbed in them outside except for once on an unusually warm day. I have climbed a decent bit insides though. But they seem to be holding up and if any of you are interested ill update this thread later on to see how it holds up. I might add a second layer around the toe box but well see.

Heres a picture of what I did with the seam sealer
Guideline #1: Don't be a jerk.

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