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Can we fix it? Yes we can!

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.



8 comments on “Can we fix it? Yes we can!

  1. jannersmugs
    June 5, 2014

    Now there is a challenge for you….recycled / upcycled flip flops. hmmm nothing obvious….but there must be a way. What could be converted…?


  2. Expat Eye
    June 5, 2014

    The only glue I own is super-glue but I probably would have glued my hands to the flip flops as well 😉 Good job!


    • lizard100
      June 5, 2014

      Not to be sniffed at eh?


      • Expat Eye
        June 5, 2014

        Heh heh, I see what you did there 😉


      • lizard100
        June 5, 2014

        Heh heh! I was worried about gluing myself to them.


  3. Rambling Woods
    June 6, 2014

    I have glued my fingers…..sigh


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