The other day my wife was complaining about her favorite pair of flip flops started to peel apart. So i decided to fix them for her and half way through i thought it would make a great instructable. This pair of flip flops were starting to peel all around the edges, I had already fixed a few spots before taking pictures.
After a while shoes tend to start to fall apart. Many times its parts that are not stitched but glued. Well its not that hard to fix.
Step 1: things you need
Things you need
-shoes/flip-flops that are peeling or separating.
- Contact cement
- q-tips (or cheap small paintbrush)
Step 2: preperation
The first thing to do is to clean the surface well with a damp rag or paper towel then let dry.
Once the surface is clean use the q-tip to spread the contact cement on one surface, when you are done spreading the glue squeeze the the two surfaces together to spread the glue evenly, try not to put too much glue or it will ooze out.
Only hold it together for a few seconds then pull apart and let dry.
Or you can spread the glue on each side and let dry.
Step 3: Final step
Once the glue is dry on both sides carefully push the two sides together because you will not be able to pull it apart once the glue touches.
Using this glue is easy and doesnt ooze out or discolor.