Flip flops may not cost much to buy, but they will be used by millions of people worldwide for the summer months each year. The flip flop is an essential part of the summer wardrobe, but you can be sure that if your flip flop breaks, it will be in the same place every time.
Flip flops are a versatile piece of summer footwear, they can be used on most surfaces, and they can be washed easily if worn to the beach or in the mud. This is why if they break, most people find themselves annoyed and like to buy a new pair as soon as possible. Usually, when a flip flop breaks, it is around the strap and is an easy enough repair to make if you have the information to learn how. Most of the information we have for you today is how to fix your flip flops using household items or items that are easy to find, such as a hair tie or safety pin.
We see many comments that fixing a flip flop is not worthwhile or is time-consuming and complicated. So, we have gathered all of the information we could find about several ways you can be content with an old, repaired flip flop. Instead of having to find a new pair at short notice or have to find information on where can deliver while you are on holiday.
Assess the damage
If your flip flop breaks, the first thing to do is find where the damage is; if the sole has torn or worn through, then, unfortunately, you will be shopping for a new pair. However, if the strap holder that goes between your toes has pulled through the sole, this can be fixed to get you back on your feet in no time, using the information below.
The first thing to do to fix your broken flip flop is to drill a hole in the post that goes between your toes. The hole should be drilled just above the stopper that would usually keep it in place within the sole.
Fix the broken post
Next, you should insert a piece of wire to hold the post in place. This adds an extra stopper to prevent the strap from pulling back through when you walk. This should be bent in half with a small curve on each side to ensure it stays in place. This will not take much time, providing you have everything ready to go; things should take less than five minutes.
The use of wire just above where the stopper would usually sit will ensure that it is not close enough that it will scratch your foot or the surface you are walking on. If you do not have any wire to hand or if you do not want to use a drill, we have found a safety pin will also work well. By threading the postback through the hole, you can then pierce the post with the pin, or if it is wide enough, you can put the post through the center of the pin.
A safety pin is an inexpensive way to fix your flip flops, and an added benefit is that most people can find a safety pin in their home sewing kit. If you are unable to find a safety pin in your home, you should be able to find a safety pin easily at a local store. Information about where to find a safety pin if you are on holiday could be within your local guidebook content, or if you are staying in a hotel, you could try asking them for a safety pin at your information point.
We request that you please make sure you use the information we have given to help you to repair your flip flop safely and responsibly. If you are not able to use the tools we have recommended using, please ask someone to help you. If you are unsure of the information included, discuss this with someone before attempting to use this information for repairs. You should only use tools and information you are content to use when making repairs to ensure that you do not hurt yourself. This is another reason why a safety pin can be the easier option to be content with, as there is less chance of injury with a safety pin.
No Drill Required
If you would prefer to fix a broken flip flop without the use of a drill, we have information for fixes using items you should easily find in 2021.
Another method, like using a safety pin, is the information we have that includes nothing more than two hair ties which if you do not have at home, you can find in most convenience stores or can order cheaply online. This method involves cutting the bottom of the post (the widest part) off the post to begin with. Next, take one of the hair ties and fold it around the bottom of the post, then pull it through to create a knot.
Once the knot has been created, pull the post through the hole in the sole of your flip flop. Finally, put the second hair tie through the loop of the original hair tie, making a knot around the loop.
The important information for this method is to ensure that the knot created at the bottom of the sole is bigger than the top hole but not bigger than the hole at the sole. If you create the knot too big at the bottom, you will find that although the strap of your flip flop will stay in place, it will be very uncomfortable to walk as the sole will not be flat.
Find what works for you
When working to fix a broken flip flop, it is important to find the right method that works for you and to follow the instructions precisely. If you do not understand the information you are working from, you will not be successful. This will ensure that the method you have chosen works correctly, that you are content with the repair, and that the flip flops are comfortable to walk in once repaired.
We have seen many comments that there is no need to repair a flip flop when flip flops are so inexpensive to buy. There are several reasons why you might. They may have been a personalized gift, they might be the only comfortable pair you can find, or you may be concerned about the environment. Information and data received from environmental organizations and charities show that flip flops are among the contents that wash up on beaches every year. When a flip flop breaks, some people discard them on the beach and buy a new pair from a nearby store.
This data and information also show how dangerous a flip flop is if they go into the sea or wash up on beaches. The information content of the reports shows that flip flops have a hazardous effect on natural wildlife by interrupting habitats. The information and data also show the levels of pollution caused by each flip flop that enters our oceans or is left on the beach. If you have the information on how to fix a broken flip flop with something as easy to find as a safety pin, we would hope that you would no longer discard a broken flip flop to pollute the environment.
After researching the data regarding the environment and reviewing the information on how to fix your flip flop with something as easy as a safety pin. Next time you find yourself with something to fix, we hope you will remember the information we have gathered to repair the break and continue to be content with the one you already have.