You can buy Shoe Goo online or at a hardware store. I walked to the True Value on Oak street, where I accidentally wandered onto a movie set and got yelled at. *sigh* Hollywood South, y'all! The Goo costs about $5.
|You can actually see white foam THROUGH the gray outsole, it's so worn!|
Results? Not good. Everything I applied was worn off or peeling!
|The toe area wore off; the heels peeled.|
|Thick Goo layer|
I waited a day to be sure the Goo was completely dry before I wore the shoes for several runs. After about 40 miles they look like this:
|After use, the Goo gets opaque. Notice no more white foam showing through!|
The Goo is obviously taking some pressure, but it's holding for now. There is some lifting at the edges. As for feel, I really didn't notice that there was anything different about the sole. The shoes didn't feel brand-new, but they also aren't continuing to wear.One thing I should mention is that the dried Goo makes horribly squeaky soles, so I sound like a one-man high school basketball game when I walk on my wood floors. Also I would estimate you can treat two pairs of shoes from one tube of Goo, so it costs $2.50 a pair. Or $1.25 a shoe...
So, my recommendation? Apply it sooner rather than later and you can probably get a few more months out of your shoes. For $5 it's worth it, but don't expect miracles. I'll use it on my shoes, but I will also rotate Goo'd shoes with newer pairs.
Have you ever used Shoe Goo? Would you try it, or are you skittish about messing with your running treads?