Inspired by - Comfy Flip Flops

Today another idea I've tried, inspired by another blogger. This time it's super comfy flip flops.

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This was inspired by Kristen of Down Home Inspiration, she shared a little video back in 2014 showing how to make flip flops more comfy by swapping the plastic straps for stretchy fabric.

I have a love/hate relationship with flip flops, they are great for summer but some just really hurt my feet. It doesn't seem to matter what style, some rub and some don't, you just can't tell before you buy them which way it's going to go! 

I had a pair that were definitely in the 'rub my feet' category so with nothing to lose I chopped the plastic bits off and had a go. 

I used some jersey fabric left over from this top and just had enough. I didn't have quite enough to include the knot in Kirsten's version, my fabric wasn't quite long enough but it still worked out ok.

And here they are on my feet, on the beach last week.

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 This is how they look without my feet in them!

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They are SUPER comfy, it's amazing.

My only downside is I'm not sure how long the fabric with last before it wears through on the underneath where the knots are.

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I wore these to walk down to the beach for 5 days and they are holding up just fine for now. You can see I didn't trim the fabric very close to the knots. You'd think it would make an uncomfortable lump but it doesn't seem to.

I think another time I would choose a fabric that actually matches with the foam flip flop bottoms! This time was an experimental 'just use what I have' situation!

If I want to take them on holiday for more than a week, I might take a few strips of spare fabric with me, just in case repairs are necessary. 

Get the full video tutorial on how to make them from DownHome Inspiration here.

My conclusion - definitely worth a go.

UPDATE 2019:

After 2 beach holidays, one in 2017 and one in 2018 the knots underneath my comfy flip flops were just starting to wear. Rather than risk them coming apart whilst I was away I’ve given them an update. Exactly the same method but with fabric from a holey old t-shirt my son was turning out. Still the most comfy flip flops ever!!

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