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"The Quick Fix" Flip-Flop Blowout solution WWMD

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If you got some slide in your glide then things like this can happen. One minute peaches and cream the next bam blowout, but don't get down, there is now finally a solution to repair those favorite flip-flops and regain that pep in your step. Always remember in the time of despair always ask yourself,"WWMD" what would McGiver do.
 
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Step 1: All you will need

1)a piece of string (nylon if possible because it is thin strong and won't wear that fast and can be melted.)

2) a washer (a couple times larger than the hole and flat as possible)

The purpose of this instructable is to get the fastest, easiest way to get back in commission.

Step 2: Half way to getting your step back

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run the string through the washer then
Peal back the bottom layer and run both ends of the string through the hole and rap around the flip-flop strap and back down through the hole again and tie it to the washer.

Step 3: Jack is back

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and bam cant nothing hold me down.
(side notes) it may help to burn the knot if you used a nylon cord. and any kind of adhesive between the layers could only help.
Easier to find a safety pin. Just put it back thru the hole and place safety pin thru the tip so that it makes it not slip back thru. You're basically making a little stopper with the safety pin so it won't slip back out. good for a quick fix
jianqiang5 years ago
I grew up wearing rubber slippers(flip flops.....) and when they would pop out, I would stick the bottom part of my shirt through the hole, stick the numb'n in the shirt part, then pull. A fast and temporary solution is a saftey pin.
whaa...?
King Crab5 years ago
Hmm, what are the chances you or one of your buddies would have nylon strong or a washer with them? Good idea, but I was hoping for a fix-as-soon-as-it-happens type of instructable.
Oh wow I spelled 'string' wrong.
jedbd (author)  King Crab5 years ago
how about the string off your swim trunks,and your buddies nipple ring!
999592 jedbd5 years ago
lol
King Crab jedbd5 years ago
No... Absolutely not.
a cheap pair of animal sandals i had broke while walking up a big hill, found a cable tie in my girlfriends bag and fixed it (she's a handy girl). Further up the hill the other one broke too, damn animal, all out of cable ties managed to sort it with a key ring! All it takes is a little imagination :)