This is the original forerunner of Shoe Goo 2. It wins out because of its price... £4 instead of around £8 to £12. It smells fairly weirdly but then as long as you leave ya shoes etc somewhere well ventillated, as per instructions, then this won't be a problem. I have used it on 3 different makes of sk8 shoe, both on the sole and where the 'ollie holes' are. It has stuck very well and made so comfy shoes that were about to die ready to continue skating in. This product is the don because sk8 shoes always wear in the same places, always, and this means favourite and well loved and warn shoes are sent off to the bin well before they should be. That worn in comfort of sk8 shoes can be prolonged indefinitely by application of Shoe Goo, as shoes are gonna cost £30 to £75 a pair then £3 of rubber repair solution is a very small price to pay. To sum up, ya fav sk8 shoes that were knackered and were going to have to be replaced by a new pair that feel horrible to sk8 in are now living on with rubber repair.