Most of our friends have kids older than ours. As such, we've been given a lot of hand-me-downs. One of the things we really loved were those soft-soled baby shoes. Unfortunately, it didn't take Fuller long to wear holes in the soles. So, I came up with a quick and easy way to get some new life out of these wonderful shoes.
Step 1: Materials
1 old mouse pad
1 tube of household adhesive or epoxy
1 sheet of paper
1 pen or pencil
1 pair of scissors
1 roll of scotch or masking tape
1 old plastic credit card
Step 2: Make the sole pattern
Step 4: Glue the soles on
I used Goop brand adhesive, which supposedly stays flexible. Although, I bet epoxy would be fine too.
I didn't bother pealing off the fabric on the old mouse pad before applying the glue. In my opinion, unless the fabric is already ripped and peeling, there's no need. In fact, I wonder if removing the fabric would mean only neoprene adhesives could be used.
P.S. Sorry for the blurry image. These were taken with our old camera.
Step 5: Trim and wear
Now you've got a pair of nicely resoled soft baby shoes. Enjoy.