Polychromatic Paper Clips

Due to excessive wear and tear, Abdiel’s (one of the Twisters) sneakers were falling apart.  In an effort to save some money, we decided to fix them.

After spreading glue generously on the soles of the sneakers, I used plastic paper clips to hold the parts together while the glue dried up overnight.  The experiment worked and now Abdiel has an almost new pair of sneakers.  But we all know that soon we will have to buy a new pair.  Abdiel is far too restless and demands a lot from his footwear.  All kids behave the same way and parents are fully aware of this frequent family expenditure.

Below are some pictures of the brightly colored paper clips doing their job.  Here we go.

Photo by ©Omar Upegui R.
Photo by ©Omar Upegui R.
Photo by ©Omar Upegui R.

2 thoughts on “Polychromatic Paper Clips”

  1. Abdiel is not the only one with glued shoes. Last week, my Rockford loafers that I have been wearing to do projects around the house came apart. I literally walked the soles off of them. I stuffed the shoes full of rags, spread a layer of Gorilla glue on the soles and set them on the workbench with heavy weights applying the pressure. The next day I peeled them off of the benchtop and voila! New, old shoes. They are just TOO comfortable for me to toss out.

  2. Hello Jim and Nena:

    We hate to throw away our hard-earned money. Whenever we can repair something we do it instead of tossing it away and buy a new one. We are reluctant to accept consumerism which considers all things to be disposable. We love to treasure our belongings. They have a sentimental value and we keep them as long as we can.

    I’m glad we share the same value. Best of luck with your “new/old” shoes.

    Warm Regards,


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