Introduction: Revive Your Crocs Grip

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Crocs are great footwear, unfortunately like most footwear the soles wear down over time and use.

This Instructable shows how to use a soldering Iron to Revive the Grips on the bottom of your Crocs.

Please note this Instructable should be completed outdoors or with the aid of air extractors

Crocs are made from a proprietary foam resin called Croslite, this instructable relies on the melting of this material. The melting of any resin or foam/ plastic will create smoke that could be toxic, i.e. do not breath this in.

Step 1: Tools & Materials Required

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1 Pair of Crocs

Soldering Iron

Old Soldering Iron Tip (the tip will get covered in melted resin/ plastic, so if you have an old tip use that)

Step 2: Method

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If you look at the movie, you'll see how to use the soldering iron to recreate the treads on the Crocs sole.

I carefully ran the soldering Iron along the bottom of the Croc to recreate the ridge pattern.

Some guessing on the old position of the treads was required, as the treads had worn down flat in some places.

To help I compared both crocs and did the best I could.

Comments

RobJ17 (author)2015-11-05

Another way is to paint a dilute mixture of caustic soda and water on the soles, wait 15 minutes, then wash it off. They will grip like crazy.

Uncle Kudzu (author)2014-09-30

Great idea! Those worn bottoms are incredibly slippery when wet. My knees and ankles thank you!

ABCass1 (author)2014-09-29

Great job, you should enter in the remix contest with mine https://m.instructables.com/id/Bring-your-Treadless-Shoes-Back-to-Life/

MsSweetSatisfaction (author)2014-09-28

Awesome! I definitely wear through my crocs tread WAY faster than anything else on the shoe. Thanks for sharing!

JM1999 (author)2014-09-28

Aha, now I don't have to graze my knees slipping down wet slopes in flat plastic shoes!

Thanks for this, I will get to work re treading my crocs!

This is one of the handiest easiest 'ibles I have ever seen, good job!

jsrubianoch (author)2014-09-28

Really simple and cool, keep up the good work!

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