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New insole for an old shoe

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Have you ever had a shoe that was fine except that the insole came unglued from the bottom and whenever you wear it it slides around and you have to reposition it, etc. 

Well, here is pretty good way to fix that on the cheap.  

It should last longer than any replacement insole you could come up with and be more comfortable than the original.

Note:  Because this is a thicker material, you'll have to replace the insole in both shoes, the broken one and the matching shoe as well so your feet will be at the same height when you are walking around.




 
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Step 1: Things you need

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pair of flip flops (as big as or bigger than your insole) (you can often find these on sale at the end of the season for $1 a pair or so)

shoes that need a better insole

sharpie

pair of good scissors

Step 2: Remove the thong straps from the flip flop

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using the scissors, cut away the thong portion of the flip flop

Step 3: Trace the outline of the old insole onto the flip flop

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Using the sharpie, trace around the old insole onto the flip flop material.

Step 4: Cut out the insole shape

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Using the scissors, cut along the line you drew in the last step.  For a typical inexpensive foam rubber flip flop, this should be easy to do.

Step 5: Replace the old insole

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Remove the old insole and insert this new insole in the shoe. 

You might have to stuff it in a bit here and there, but it should fit snugly with room for your foot.

Gregbot7 months ago
Nice! thanks!
foobear (author)  Gregbot7 months ago
Yw
morthole7 months ago
I did the same a few weeks a go with thick cardboard (1 cm). Because of body weight i have to replace it already. So i can use this idea.
foobear (author)  morthole7 months ago
Awesome
spacepirate047 months ago
i love this i never thought of this its awsome !
foobear (author)  spacepirate047 months ago
cool thanks!!! :)
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