If you tug on your shoelaces enough, eventually, one of the eyelets is going to snap. Before you throw away a pair of otherwise fine shoes though, try to repair it with a little Sugru.
We already know that Sugru is great for repairing shoe laces, but the same principle applies to the eyelets. Just apply some of the adhesive to the broken eyelet, then use a small screwdriver to push away the excess so that your shoelace can still move through the hole. After it sets overnight, the shoes should have a new lease on life.
This trick probably won’t last forever, but it can at least buy you a few weeks or months until you find another pair of shoes you like. At the very least, it only takes a few minutes, so you can reuse this method as many times as you need.
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