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Fix Sandal Clasp with Key Ring

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I purchased a pair of sports sandals for $.50 at the thrift store. I hadn't noticed a plastic clasp was broken on one side of a sandal. Since there was no way to wear the sandal and the plastic piece couldn't be fixed, I decided to get pliers and completely break the piece off the sandal and do the same to the other side. I knew I didn't have anything to use for replacement pieces for the sandals and didn't want to throw them away. I didn't have money to pay for their repair either.

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I realized whatever I needed had to be something flat, to slip the strap through, and that I needed two of them; one for each sandal. I ended up using a plain key ring, which works nicely. It was tricky to attach at first, but does serve the purpose. I'm glad I can use the sandals for a long time to come and the repair was free, using what I had on hand!

By Monica from Cortez, CO

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July 10, 20100 found this helpful

Very smart. It's called "using your head for something other than a hat rack".

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MisMachado :-)

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July 10, 20101 found this helpful

Kudos on your ingenious solution! Thrifty, too. :D

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July 10, 20101 found this helpful

So clever! I love it when people think outside the box! :-)

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July 10, 20100 found this helpful

What a great idea!!

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July 10, 20100 found this helpful

Very cool. Necessity is the mother of invention, eh?

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July 14, 20100 found this helpful

I always give "thumbs up" to the McGuyver solutions. Well done.

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July 17, 20100 found this helpful

Way to go Monica, the sandals looks practically new and very comfortable. Such a deal!

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July 31, 20101 found this helpful

I did forget to mention, I also throw these sandals in the washing machine if they need it! It works great for cleaning them up. I just don't put them in the dryer. Yes, it is true that necessity is the mother of invention!

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October 1, 20140 found this helpful

I did this when a brand new pocketbook strap broke and I am still using it!

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Anonymous
April 11, 20160 found this helpful

This sounds just like something I would do. There's nothing wrong with improvising.

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