Originally developed during the 1930s as a new method for repairing shoe soles, Barge has been a trusted adhesive for over 70 years. Barge has long been the adhesive of choice for leather crafting and shoe repair due to its unparalleled strength and flexibility. With a wide spectrum of bonding capabilities, applications range from resoling combat boots for active duty soldiers to creating model railroad scenery.
Barge has exclusively domestic manufacturing and customer service; increasingly environmentally friendly formulas; and our strongest ever dedication to taking care of the needs of our customers and associates. We focus on providing the best bond, so you can focus on everything else.
Where We Are Now
The 20th century saw Quabaug Corporation becoming the most trust worthy and long lasting name in American shoe sole manufacturing. The company was founded in 1916, producing soles and a number of other associated rubber products. In 1964, a deal was struck to produce soles for the increasingly famous Italian sole manufacturer, Vibram.
By the 1980’s, Barge had become a well-known and highly trusted name in shoe sole and leather repair. In 1988, Barge was purchased by Quabaug in order to unite the many different aspects of shoe production and repair.