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« on: July 14, 2006 05:54:18 AM »

The shoe repair guy said the best he could do is stitch it together, and it probably wouldn't hold : (

Broke the strap the first time I wore the shoes.  Return policy long expired, I'd reeeally like to make them wearable again.  They are the metallic peach version of these:

And the break is in the cross over strap near the instep (green X).

Reinforcing strap suggestions?  Material to create a solid vamp underneath the straps?  I'm sure there's something I can do for them, but what to use, and how to attach it?

*sigh* they went with so many things! ha ha  Cry
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« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2006 06:44:09 AM »

I had a pair of flip-flops (not the usual kind, these soles like "real shoes", so the straps were  attached like a regular sandal) and the strap broke. My Dad used some Gorilla Glue and it held through years of tough wearing!

You just put a small amount (very thin coat, this stuff foams and expands a bit) on both the strap and down in the shoe where the strap sits. If some of the glue does come outinto the visible part of the shoe, it can be carefully scraped off when dry. Best of luck, I though it was a death sentence for those shoes until my Dad helped me out! Hope yours get more wear, too  Smiley

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« Reply #2 on: July 14, 2006 06:49:31 AM »

Pretty shoes... why not try to have the strap removed and wear the shoes as slide ons.
« Reply #3 on: July 14, 2006 01:46:18 PM »

Thanks for the ideas, but I don't think either is going to work!

I've added a green X on the original pic so you can see where it snapped.  Not just that strap, but right at the X

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« Reply #4 on: May 07, 2010 08:49:31 PM »

You could glue some thin leather on the underside.
« Reply #5 on: May 27, 2010 02:23:40 AM »

Sew it back together then back it up with a thing strip of duct tape on the side where you can't see it.

If you dare do the same thing but throw in more duct tape and cover it up with a bow or a silk flower.
« Reply #6 on: August 15, 2010 02:33:51 AM »

You could use a small o-ring or chain to close the broken strap. You'd just need to be able to sew the strap to itself.
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« Reply #7 on: September 21, 2010 12:35:17 AM »

Did you mean it broke in the middle of the strap?  I think the repair guy is correct.  You have to sew it together.  The stitches may be visible.  You could attach colored gems on it to hide the stitches.  Do the same to the other pair.  That's all I can think of.

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