How to Fix Crocs Straps lightweight shoes known for their comfort and ventilation. However, one common issue many Crocs wearers face is broken or detached straps. Luckily, fixing Crocs straps is an easy DIY project that can be done in just a few steps.
How to Fix Crocs Straps
Start by carefully examining where the strap has detached from the base of the shoe. Look to see if the strap has completely torn off or if it has just become unhooked. If the strap is still intact, reattaching it will be much simpler than if it has ripped.
Clean the Area
Use a damp cloth to wipe away any dirt, debris or buildup where the strap meets the base. Make sure the area is completely clean and dry before attempting to reattach the strap. Any residue could prevent the strap from bonding properly.
For the best hold, use a strong flexible adhesive like E-6000 or Shoe Goo. Apply a thin layer of adhesive over the underside of the strap and along the base where it will reattach. Allow the adhesive to become tacky, but not fully dry.
Press the Strap in Place
Once the adhesive is sticky, firmly press the strap back into its original position. Apply even pressure and hold for 30-60 seconds to ensure a solid bond. Add additional adhesive if needed to fill any gaps.
Clamp the Strap
Use clamps or binder clips to securely hold the strap in place as the adhesive dries. This helps ensure the strap bonds back on straight and does not detach as the glue cures. Leave clamps on for at least 1-2 hours.
Allow Proper Drying Time
It takes most shoe adhesives 24-48 hours to fully cure. Avoid wearing the shoes during this time. Once dried, the strap should be firmly reattached and your Crocs ready to wear again!
Replacing Broken Straps
If the original strap is damaged beyond repair, cut it off cleanly. Measure the old strap and purchase a replacement Croc strap of the same size online or from a shoe repair shop. Use adhesive to install the new strap following the same bonding process. With a few simple steps and supplies, you can have your favorite Crocs fixed and ready to wear in no time.