Similar to chipping a nail right when you're about to step into a party, accidentally breaking a pair of flip-flops always seems to happen at the most inopportune time. Fortunately, by following these steps for how to fix a flip-flop, you’ll be able to salvage your shoes either permanently, or at least long enough to find a new pair. That way, you never have to risk your safety by strolling barefoot on the potentially glass-ridden pavement near beaches.
There are plenty of studies out there that would argue flip flops are not a sturdy enough pair of shoes to walk in to begin with. While they are comfy, they are terrible for your feet. According to webMD, they offer no arch support and could potentially cause a sprained ankle. If you do decide to wear flip-flops (because of course foot pain is not going to stop you!), take note: Invest in a sturdy pair that will give your feet a little bit more love. The Today Show also recommends purchasing a leather pair, because you're less likely to blister.
Now that that's out of the way, let's fast forward to the moment you accidentally break your favorite pair while you're walking to over to the bar from your pool chair. What's a girl or guy to do? Ask for a bread clip — better yet, before any vacation, arm yourself with one and keep it in your wallet.
This video above from travel hack genius Scotty Boxa will convince you to do so. I've also broken down the steps below:
1. Push Strap Back Through Hole
You're prepping to fix it. Get excited.
2. Clip Bread Clip Over Bottom Flip-Flop Strap
Yup, like right over it.
3. Pull Tight
That's literally it and you're good to go! Also, how cute is Scotty's face in this moment?
Images: David McNew/Getty Images; Scotty Boxa/Youtube