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How can I add traction to rope sandals?

Asked by Perchik (4982points) October 12th, 2007

So I have some rope sandals that I love. Something like these :

However when I wear them on linoleum, I might as well be walking on ice. Any suggestions how I might add traction to these?

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gailcalled's avatar

What about the wax used for skis?

kevbo's avatar

If your not averse, you could cut soles from thin rubber and glue them to the sandals with shoe goo.

Perchik's avatar

That’s what I’m considering…something along those lines.

gailcalled's avatar

Perchik; now that I am thinking clearly, wax is used to speed things up and make the undersides of skis, skateboards, luges, etc slide faster. Ignore my misguided tip. Sorry’

What is shoe goo, BTW?

kevbo's avatar

It’s a brand of adhesive that’s designed for shoe soles that separate, as in Shoe Goo™. Not to be confused with “bridal snot,” which is used for on the spot dress/garment repair.

gailcalled's avatar

Kev: you jest?

kevbo's avatar

Hmm. Maybe, I do. I’ve heard it (bridal snot) used before in a costume shop, but nothing is popping up on Google or Wikipedia. Well, shoe goo is real.

Perchik's avatar

Kev- any idea where to buy shoe goo and a strip of thin rubber?

kevbo's avatar

wal-mart, walgreens or maybe a fabric store for shoe goo. Hardware store for rubber, but go to a smaller one instead of a big box. Walgreens also sells replacement heel pads for shoes, so you might find something that works there.

Ma-goo's avatar

in an effort to get another years wear out of my beloved nomadic state of mind rope sandals, I did this: Put “Amazing Goop” glue on the heel part of the sole, where the rope was wearing down. So far, so good. I think this would work for you—it dries kind of rubbery. I got it at Joann Fabric, a fabric & craft chain. Or Micheal’s, Hobby Lobby.

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