Non-marine application of 3M 5200

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This is not a boating question but it is a 3M 5200 question and I know you guys have a lot more experience than I do with this stuff. I want to apply a very small bead of some sealant/adhesive between the leather and the sole of my boots. Is 5200 the way to go? It is supposed to be amazing stuff. Does the collective wisdom think this is a good application ? Suggested alternatives?
 
These are my 20 year old boots that I neglected and the leather shrunk away from the sole. I tried Gorilla Glue and it expanded more than I liked. I just bought new boots and want to reinforce the seal between the leather and the sole. I'd love to hear from anyone that has succeded or failed at a similar endeavor.
 

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5200 gets pretty hard ad doesn't bend. 4200 would be a tad more flexible.

Have you tried Shoe Goop? My sister and I were just discussing it...she swears by it and I have had limited success...maybe because work boots get so much dirt and contamination withing minutes of you separating the sole.
 
Also regular 5200 takes a week to cure. Fast cure 5200 still takes 24 hours.
 
Thanks. I don't mind a long curing time. I don't wear them every day and I have some options....I just need something that will stick to leather and poly, will stay flexible and be waterproof. I had never heard of shoe goo..... I think I will start there. Thanks everyone!
 
These are my 20 year old boots that I neglected and the leather shrunk away from the sole. I tried Gorilla Glue and it expanded more than I liked. I just bought new boots and want to reinforce the seal between the leather and the sole. I'd love to hear from anyone that has succeded or failed at a similar endeavor.

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I've used Sikaflex 291 for a pir of shoes. Been a bout a year now and no more leaks
unless I step into a deep enough puddle
 
4200 worked on my Dr. Scholls. I take them off by using one foot to wedge off the other. The original glue lasted 2 weeks. 4200 is good after a year.
 

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