Friday, November 4

Freedom Is a Choice

"If voting made any difference they wouldn’t let us do it." - Mark Twain

Freedom is a mindset and a choice. That can never be taken away, only given. Most are unaware or afraid of that responsibility, and don't really want it. It's easier to be told what to do and think.

Best,
~Claudia

Wednesday, November 2

How to Patch a Shoe Sole with Worbla

One of my Vibrams had a hole in it, and I didn't want to throw them away just yet. I also didn't want to go out and buy something new, like Shoe Goo, so I had the bright idea of trying to patch it up with some Worbla that I had left over from my cosplay armor making.

For those of you that don't know, Worbla is a thermoplastic that can be molded into any shape. It also adheres to almost everything, so I thought that I could melt some over the hole in my shoe and continue to get some more use out my Vibrams. Let's give it a go, shall we!


~~Materials Needed~~
Worbla
Scissors
X-Acto Knife
Bone Folder
Hair Dryer

Start by cutting out a small piece of Worbla with the scissors,
roughly the size of the large gap on the side of the hole.

Use the hair dryer to melt the Worbla, and fit it into the large hole with the X-Acto knife. This small
piece will help fill the gap between the two layers and give the patch something to adhere to better.

Repeat this process by cutting out a small piece of Worbla with the scissors,
roughly the size of the small gap on the other side of the hole.

Use the hair dryer to melt the Worbla, and fit it into the small hole with the X-Acto knife. Like before, this piece will help fill the gap between the two layers and give the patch something to adhere to.

Cut out a piece of Worbla with the scissors that is large enough to cover the entire hole.

Place the patch over the hole and use the hair dryer to melt the Worbla.

Gently press, and shape, the Worbla into the sole of the shoe.

While it's still hot, put on the shoe and use your foot to press the Worbla firmly into the sole.

Lastly, use the bone folder to carefully press the edges of the Worbla into the sole.


Now isn't that beautiful! It's a lot better than throwing away good shoes. I know that it's not the most attractive solution, but I couldn't care less because it's holding up. If the patch does loosen up, it's easy to use the hair dryer to melt it back into place again. Ideally, this would have worked better on plastic or leather soles, because it doesn't stick too well to the rubber. Still, I'm pretty happy with the result.

Cheers,
~Claudia

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