My experience with glue on rubber shoes was they were a huge pain in the butt. Now some of that could have been the horse in question (rescue with horrible feet and the glue ons were an attempt to help protect the walls, which chipped and cracked if you so much as looked at them), but those shoes were always coming off. The owner eventually started using boots as they would at least stay on some of the time!
There are some people who endurance around here using the glue-on gloves and they seem to have more success, but the application process is certainly complicated and the boot is then on all the time.
I have uses Easyboot epics and more recently the gaitered gloves as my just-in-case flat tire fix on trail. The epics are entertaining to get on, thus my changing to the gloves. Haven't lost a shoe on trail yet with Dream since changing (*knock on wood*), but George lost one and happily went another 6 miles over rocky trail and it stayed put beautifully.
And just as a side question, you keep talking about aluminum shoes.. Is there a reason you would use aluminum versus the normal steel shoe? Aluminum is pretty soft and is going to wear a lot more than steel would over any sort of rough terrain.
There is no joy equal to that found on the back of a horse.