how to fix broken crocs strap

Repairing a broken Crocs strap can be a simple DIY task. Crocs straps are typically made of rubber or a similar material, and you can often fix them using adhesive. Here’s how to repair a broken Crocs strap:

Materials You’ll Need:

  1. Cyanoacrylate adhesive (super glue): Make sure it’s suitable for use with rubber or plastic materials.
  2. C-clamp or clothespin (optional): To hold the strap in place while the adhesive dries.
  3. Rubbing alcohol: To clean the surfaces before applying the adhesive.
  4. Sandpaper (optional): To roughen the surfaces for better adhesion.


  1. Clean the Surfaces:
    • Use rubbing alcohol and a clean cloth to thoroughly clean both ends of the broken strap. Ensure that there is no dirt, oil, or residue on the surfaces to be glued.
  2. Roughen the Surfaces (if needed):
    • If the surfaces are smooth, you can use fine-grit sandpaper to roughen them slightly. This can improve the bond between the strap and the adhesive.
  3. Apply the Adhesive:
    • Squeeze a small amount of cyanoacrylate adhesive onto one of the broken strap ends. Use just enough to cover the surface without excess dripping.
  4. Press the Strap Together:
    • Carefully align the two broken ends of the strap and press them together firmly. Hold them in place for a minute or two to allow the adhesive to bond.
  5. Use a Clamp or Clothespin (optional):
    • If you have a C-clamp or clothespin, you can use it to hold the strap together while the adhesive dries. Make sure not to apply too much pressure that could cause the strap to deform.
  6. Allow the Adhesive to Cure:
    • Read the manufacturer’s instructions on the adhesive for recommended drying times. Typically, it takes a few hours for the adhesive to cure fully, but it’s a good practice to wait at least 24 hours for a strong bond.
  7. Test the Repair:
    • After the adhesive has fully cured, carefully test the repaired strap to ensure it’s secure. Gently tug on it to check for any signs of weakness.
  8. Trim Excess Adhesive (if needed):
    • If there’s excess adhesive that has squeezed out from the joint, you can carefully trim it using a sharp knife or scissors.

Remember that while this method can be effective for repairing broken Crocs straps, the strength of the repair may not be as robust as the original strap. It’s essential to be gentle with the repaired strap to prevent further damage. If the strap breaks again or if you’re uncomfortable with the repair, consider reaching out to Crocs customer service or visiting a shoe repair shop for professional assistance.