New Insole for an Old Shoe




Introduction: New Insole for an Old Shoe

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.

Step 1: Things You Need

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


pair of good scissors

Step 2: Remove the Thong Straps From the Flip Flop

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

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

Step 4: Cut Out the Insole Shape

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

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.

Step 6: Ahhh Comfy!

Try it on and make sure it's okay.  I find it to be very comfortable, an improvement on the old one. 

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    6 years ago

    Great idea for those cheap Walmart shoes, lol!


    6 years ago on Introduction

    My feet hurt a lot as I am a cashier. I have not been able to find anything soft but yet durable. This is a great idea. Am going to try it.


    Reply 6 years ago on Introduction

    Yay, I hope it works well for you.


    7 years ago on Introduction

    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.