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Suggestions needed to fix heal of cycling shoe

Old 07-03-22, 05:28 PM
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So an update. I put the Shoe Goo on the exposed part of my shoe (see photos above). The experiment did not go well. The Goo causes the normally soft foam to become super hard. Hard enough that during cycling the exposed Goo bit started rubbing on my heel. When I arrived home I took a pair of scissors and chopped the hardened bit off.

Same thing for my running shoes. I applied the Goo to the hole on my running shoe. The hardened Goo section wore on my heel, causing me a blister. Again, came home and chopped the Goo section out of the running shoe.

Thanks for the suggestions. Just didn't work for me in this instance.
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Originally Posted by NoWhammies View Post
The Goo causes the normally soft foam to become super hard.
That's understandable. The Shoe Goo hardens to a durometer of 70+, about the hardness of a shoe heel.

If you need to replace the missing foam, a cut piece of neoprene would be better. Cotton twill tape over the top.
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Originally Posted by Koyote View Post
I don’t think there’s anything unusual about that type of wear… My MTB shoes are wearing in that manner after about the same mileage. I notice it when I look at them, but they still work just fine. One of my pairs of road shoes is far more worn in that area, but still works just fine.

So here is my question for you: is this causing you any actual problem?
Still wondering about this.
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Based on a recent experience, Shoe Goo smells a lot and keeps on smelling.
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I think that sort of heel wear might not be from riding but instead from putting your shoes on and taking them off. Years ago I had that wear so I started using a shoehorn to put my shoes on and no more wear. Also take the time to fully loosen the straps before on/off and store your shoes someplace safe.
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