Good morning lovely people.
|Our hiking path.|
This week approaching looks to be a bit more steady, like with hiking, I'm hoping to get back into the habit of blogging regularly again.
Because I haven't had much extra cash as of late to do fun things, I've decided to look back through why I have and see what can be fixed/repaired, or what is in the waits because I have not figured out how to use it.
I bring you my candy shoes.
I'm sure you remember these.
Well crap! I thought long and hard how I was going to repair these shoes. How could I fill the heel? What could I fill it with? Hot glue? Wood? What do I cap the heel with?
After some thought, I decided to try a piece of leather I had from a freelance project. It worked great, but I still had not deduced about what to fill the heel with.
Then I remembered this glue I had. It's water activated and it expands fusing into whatever its touching. I thought this would at least be a try for what I'm thinking, so I filled the heels (about 1/4) with the glue, then slapped a square of leather on the bottom and allowed them to dry.
|Hollow heel with glue inside.|
|Old heel caps.|
|Using the weight of the chair legs as a clamp.|
It worked great!I tested these shoes out by walking about 2 miles and they held up great. Now these shoes can be in my regular rotation again! Yay!
It's amazing how doing small fixes can take forever, but also how often we just ignore or forget. I have some more projects in this vein, so stay tuned to see those soon.
Okay lovely people, I'll see you soon!