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It seems that extreme heat can melt the glue in shoes.
Two or three minutes walking in 47 degrees is enough.
These flip flops were purchased in the Philippines and haven’t had much use. The tread on the soles shows this clearly.
Now we are not ‘throwaway’ people so it’s time to get the glue out.
I used contact adhesive. It had a picture of a shoe on the packet.
Now make sure to read the instructions.
Clean the surfaces too. I used nail polish remover.
Contact glue needs to be applied to both surfaces and allowed to dry.
The image in the pack illustrates this.
Keeping the surfaces apart while it dried is critical.
I used cocktail sticks to do this.
While it dried I pruned the kiwi plant in the back yard.
When the glue was dry to the touch I removed the sticks and pressed hard. It says your good to go immediately but I left them for a while.
It’s not flip flip weather here just now.
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