It is summer and to enjoy the warm, sunny day at the beach, a pair of flip-flops is a must have. Imagine yourself running at the revitalizing wet sand with your flip-flops on, enjoying the wind against your face. Yet you suddenly hear the surprising click of torn rubber on your feet. Upon checking, you see that you just did it.
A broken strap shouldn’t deter your enjoyment. Here are few quick emergency fixes you can do for your flip-flops:
- Your broken flip-flop(s)
Several other options:
- safety pin
- elastic hair tie
- rope or shoelaces
(Note: If the rubber stud just popped out from the hole without damage, you can push it back easily.)
Using safety pin method:
- If the rubber stud is still attached, you can easily slip it back to the hole.
- Push the safety pin at the base of the stud and close.
- Gently pull the strap until the safety pin comes against the sole.
Using the elastic hair tie method:
- If the straps lose their studs, you can simply pull them off.
- Get the elastic bands and wrap them around the soles of the flip-flops. These are easily converted as your new flip-flop straps.
Using the rope or shoe-lace method:
- Cut the ropes in half and pull both ends through the top hole.
- Secure by making a double knot and that the knot is big enough not to go through the hole again.
- Now, make the side straps by pulling each rope (or shoelace) end onto the separate holes.
- Tie a double knot again to secure the other end of the straps. You can also be creative about it by strapping the rope around your ankles and legs.