Bunheads has partnered with the originator of Instant Jet Glue - the best pointe shoe hardener on the market! Available in a one ounce container, this smaller bottle minimizes the risk of glue drying out prematurely for less wasted product. Maximize the life of pointe shoes by applying a thin layer of fast drying Instant Jet Glue to the inside of the toe box and/or the shank of the shoe.
Size: 1 oz
I started gluing my shoes with jet glue. It hardens the shoe, but the drawbacks outweigh the benefits.It is VERY hard to handle and use, a slip can send glue on your hand. The fumes nearly caused me to faint, I was trying to see if tit was in the right place!!IF you put too much glue in, it bleeds and causes the shoe to be heavier and louder.The only good thing was how quick it worked. I recommend wood glue over this!!
jet glue is a great way and affordable way to repair dead pointe shoes.
although one thing Is that I have spilled it on my hands but it is not really that hard to get off. the bottle is hard to open at first, I stuck a screw in to open it and it spilled all over my finger. although I think that overall it is a great product.
Seriously, I can't even tell you how amazing this stuff is. It will fix soft boxes and sagging and dead shanks. I would say though, only use to twice at the most. Once you glue after that it's really not effective. But it's great for a girl on a budget who really needs to squeeze every class out of her shoes!
DO NOT store it in your dance bag!!!!! If it opens on accident everything will be destroyed. I've heard horror stories about that happening.
But use it sparingly. I glued a pair of shoes that I had worn the shank down and could feel the floor through the box. The box was so weak that I bruised my big toenail so badly that it is coming off. After gluing, the shoe is much stronger than it was when I bought them. Be careful though. Don't glue them too much. Also be careful where you glue and that the area is smooth. Otherwise you will get nasty sore places. It sets up like iron.
I had a pair of Grishko Elites, which were great, but after only a few classes, the shank was dead. I bought some jet glue, and put it on the spot which had gotten too soft. At first, it didn't seem to do much, because I was very cautious and only put on a little. But after applying more it was perfect! I managed to squeeze several more classes out of them, and once they were dead again, I added a little more, and I got them to last until I could buy a new pair. If you ever have problems with parts of your pointe shoe dying too quickly, jet glue is the perfect solution.