Have you ever had trouble removing glued insoles from your shoes? If so, you’re not alone. Many people have struggled with this task. In this blog post, I will share a few tips that should help make the process easier.
Oftentimes, leaving the insole in your footwear for extended periods can cause odor and bacteria to build up. This is especially true if you’re wearing the same shoes every day. In order to help get rid of the bacteria, odor, and any other particles that may be trapped in your footwear, you will need to remove the insoles.
How to remove glued insoles? Step by Step.
Things You’ll Need:
- Shoe Scraper
- Glue Remover
- Soapy Water
- Clean Cloth/rag
- Warm Water
Step 1: Scrape Glue Off
If your glued insoles are still somewhat pliable, you can use a shoe scraper to try and pry them off your shoes. If your glued insoles are no longer flexible, you’ll have to use some water and soap to break the glue’s bond.
- Apply a small amount of warm water and a little bit of soap to the insoles.
- Begin scrubbing the glue with your shoe scraper until you can dislodge it from the shoe.
If all else fails, try using Goo Gone or some other adhesive remover. Just be careful because you don’t want to damage your shoes accidentally. Goo Gone is the safest adhesive remover for most materials.
Step 2: Remove Residue
Once you’ve removed most (or all) of the glue, you’ll need to use a damp cloth or rag to wipe the glue residue off your shoe.
- Apply warm water to the glued areas of the shoe.
- Scrub away all remaining glue residue with either your hands or a rag/cloth.
Step 3: Dry Your Shoes.
After you’ve removed the glued insole from your shoe and you’ve cleaned up all the glue residue, your next step is to make sure that your shoes are completely dry. Leaving wet shoes out in the open can lead to unwanted odors.
Where can I find a shoe scraper?
You can usually find a shoe scraper at any major retailer carrying household goods and personal items.
Where can I find Goo Gone?
You can buy Goo Gone on Amazon.com or your local supermarket. It’s fairly inexpensive, so you probably won’t have trouble finding it.
What is Goo Gone?
Goo Gone is a product used to remove sticky residue from glass, plastic, and metal surfaces. Goo Gone also removes adhesive labels and stickers from surfaces that are sprayed on.
So now you know how to remove glued insoles. It might seem like a lot of work, but it’s worth the time and energy to get them off! We hope this article helped you learn more about removing glued insoles so that your next shoe purchase is easier than ever before.
Remember these tips when shopping for shoes- look closely at where glue has been applied, ask what type of glue was used, and beware if the sole appears cracked or brittle.