..they last longer than shoes these days
Started: 1st Oct 2017 at 18:35
that's cos shoes aren't made to last any more , but I have a plan.
Replied: 1st Oct 2017 at 19:25
Hope it's not a load of old cobblers, I-Spy!
Replied: 1st Oct 2017 at 21:33
Sorry, I-Spy, hope I've not put my foot in it. I'm looking forward to learning your plan.
Replied: 2nd Oct 2017 at 07:37
With all the thousands of tyres around maybe those old shoes could be re-treaded.
Retread Your Old Shoes
Replied: 3rd Oct 2017 at 18:04
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.
Replied: 3rd Oct 2017 at 18:22
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.
Replied: 3rd Oct 2017 at 20:43
I've been busy trying to get rid of all these ruddy tyres jo anne
Replied: 3rd Oct 2017 at 22:30
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)
Replied: 4th Oct 2017 at 09:09
I bet you're tyred out jo anne after that punderful post
Replied: 4th Oct 2017 at 12:41
I'm a *frayed knot, I-Spy! I really need to be a tyer - more lace, less spiel!
*What was your plan, I-Spy?
Replied: 4th Oct 2017 at 15:43
it was rubbish and is now in the bin jo anne . Onwards and upwards
Replied: 6th Oct 2017 at 15:48
Yes, keep going, I-Spy.
Just like when learning to do your laces: If at first you don't succeed ... tie and tie again.
Replied: 6th Oct 2017 at 20:55