the sole on one of my shoes came more than halfway loose before I even made it to the train station in my home town. You can imagine how hard that made walking, especially with luggage including the little bike!
I was then lucky enough to find a friendly man in Schiphol airport who offered to glue it back on, free of charge, because the actual shoe repair person was not present; the catch was that I needed to allow the glue to dry for several hours. So I walked all around Schiphol on my flimsy Ikea slippers, and even ran to the gate on them after being held up in Security; we made it to the plane in time, and I arrived in Oslo on those same slippers. Then as we were waiting for our luggage, I put tape all around the shoe just in case and then finally put it back on again. By that time, my feet were pretty unhappy.
The glue held all week long! Thank you, friendly shoe fixing man at Schiphol.