Unfortunately, flip-flops don't stay on your feet that well--a problem when you try to run from, say, the police, or you encounter rapidly moving water. On the end-of-summer Instructables rafting trip--How to Raft, noahw?--they made a big fuss about having heeled sports sandals or tennis shoes and not flip flops that would flop off of your feet and float away.
But who wants to go buy or borrow sandals or shoes when you've got flip-flops and duct tape at your disposal?
While some of you may be doubters at this point, I guarantee that this was successful. Find your duct tape and read on!
Step 1: Supplies
*A pair of waterproof flip-flops
Step 2: Strip(s)
Subtract about two inches from the length of the first strip and cut a second one.
Lay the sticky sides together, leaving a bit of stickiness showing on either end of the longer piece.
Step 3: Time for Feet
For my "slide" style flops, this was easy; for thong flops, this may be slightly more difficult. However, if the straps on your flops are small enough, you can wrap the excess sticky parts around the straps to create a stronger attachment.
Step 4: Send in the Reinforcements
Note: For a certain period of time after you remove the tape, there will be some duct tape residue--referred to in the scientific community as gunk--on the bottoms of your flops. This is inevitable, much like death and taxes.
Step 5: Go Nuts
Step 6: Re-Conversion
You're sure to receive many compliments on your ingenuity and fashion-sense if you bust these out on your next adventure. And there you have it, folks--the best footwear duct tape can buy.