Category Archives: mending

Mend it Monday (Thursday) 2

A pair of lovely leather Green Cross sandals, bought by Karen about 6 years ago and then rapidly handed over to me because they didn’t make her feet happy: they’ve made mine happy all this time, and the soles and straps are still in perfect condition. But the surface of the upper sole, not being leather, has worn away.

These are perfect sandals to wear when one is going for a pedicure, as an alternative to flipflops (which I detest), and I knew I would be sad to see them go.

sandal 2

Determined to figure something out, I traced around the sandal onto a piece of black fabric, cut out the shape, cut a straight line to the in-between-toe bit so the piece lay flat, and stuck it all in place with a lot of glue. Here you can see (a) where the glue is still drying at the front, and (b) some fabric fraying on the edges.

sandal 3

I trimmed the frayed bits as best I could, but with hindsight I realise a non-fraying fabric like felt would have been better. Still, here they are on my fat little feet, and I’m not ashamed to wear them to the beauty parlour any more :)

sandal 1