I've got the summer in sandpaper sandals blues.
July 13, 2012 8:32 AM Subscribe
Shoe Filter: Can these Birkenstocks be saved?
posted by koucha to Clothing, Beauty, & Fashion (9 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I bought a pair of Birkenstock sandals (the real deal) at a shoe store and began to wear them frequently over a summer. However, my enjoyment of the sandals been stymied by thin, sandpaper-like line of glue or something that runs across the inside of the strap where it meets the foot bed across the inside arch of my foot. Over time, these lines of glue rub against my feet as I walk, leaving them sore, raw, and bleeding. The sandals are great in every other way.
I have attempted to cover this rough patch with moleskin, and then duct tape, but both get dirty and slide clear of the rough spot over time from use, forcing me to remove them. I assume that taking the sandals to a repair shop will be expensive, and I'd like to fix them myself if possible, but I'm out of ideas. I need something that will cover the patch but also withstand wear, heat and moisture and not destroy the sandals or make me sick from coming into contact with my feet. Any ideas?
Thank you in advance.