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Shoe laces
Started by: i-spy (14037)  Report abuse
..they last longer than shoes these days

Posted by: i-spy (14037)  Report abuse
that's cos shoes aren't made to last any more , but I have a plan.

Posted by: jo anne (31866)   Report abuse
Hope it's not a load of old cobblers, I-Spy!

Posted by: jo anne (31866)   Report abuse
Sorry, I-Spy, hope I've not put my foot in it. I'm looking forward to learning your plan.

Posted by: ayrefield (4465) Report abuse
With all the thousands of tyres around maybe those old shoes could be re-treaded.

Retread Your Old Shoes

Posted by: Anne (3370)  Report abuse
When I lived in India over fifty years ago car tyre sandals/shoes were common. We think we are good at recycling but sadly the poorest of the poor in India were streets ahead of where we are even now.

Posted by: jo anne (31866)   Report abuse
There's now a California-based company called Indosole which recycles tyres from Indonesia ... Over 60,000 tyres have been made into soles for footwear but their goal is to repurpose 1 million. (Link)

Perhaps I-Spy has decided not to disclose his plan as he hopes to 'retire' off the proceeds.

Posted by: i-spy (14037)  Report abuse
I've been busy trying to get rid of all these ruddy tyres jo anne

Posted by: jo anne (31866)   Report abuse
My spare tyre's not that easy to get shod of either, I-Spy. I am trying though, and hoping it's not just a waist of tyre & effort.

Walking's one of the steps I'm taking & I feel miles better for it already. (It's GM Walking Week, 21-29 Oct to help spur us all on.) My further plans include jogging and even 5k's one day. (I've not got too far with that yet, but aim to improve each day - after all, tomorrow is another K.)

Sorry, I-Spy, good luck shifting your gear. Try not to get deflated & you'll soon be on a roll; your great plan rubber stamped and your tyres being soles to the highest bidder.

'Tread softly because you tread on my dreams.' (Yeats)

Posted by: i-spy (14037)  Report abuse
I bet you're tyred out jo anne after that punderful post

Posted by: jo anne (31866)   Report abuse
I'm a *frayed knot, I-Spy! I really need to be a tyer - more lace, less spiel!

*What was your plan, I-Spy?

Posted by: i-spy (14037)  Report abuse
it was rubbish and is now in the bin jo anne . Onwards and upwards

Posted by: jo anne (31866)   Report abuse
Yes, keep going, I-Spy.
Just like when learning to do your laces: If at first you don't succeed ... tie and tie again.


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